Mozilla announces the publication of version 86 of its Firefox browser .
For this new version of the Web browser , two features are highlighted: the ability to miniaturize several embedded videos via PiP ( Picture-in-Picture ) mode, as well as increased security.
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Multiple PiP: for a grid of miniaturized videos
According to Mozilla, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, which allows you to embed miniaturized videos at the bottom of the screen while continuing to browse the Internet, was particularly popular last year.
So much so that some users wanted to be able to miniaturize several videos by viewing them all simultaneously. It is now possible with this new version of Firefox on Windows, macOS and Linux.
Advertising: website favicons might be a little too curious
Isolated and less intrusive cookies
In terms of security, Mozilla announces "Total Cookie Protection". With this feature, each of the cookies downloaded from a website is now placed in a dedicated enclave. This means that it will no longer be possible to trace the browsing history by correlating each of these cookies.
Concretely, if you go to a site selling pairs of shoes, you will not be retargeted on Facebook with advertisements inviting you to buy sneakers.
Last month Mozilla introduced "Supercookie Protection", a mechanism to isolate the browser cache – usually popular with supercookies – from network connections.
Right now, all eyes are on the favicons of websites that use dedicated caching space and can be used to track web users. Only the Brave browser would be protected from this technique at this time.
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