The principle objective of the challenge is to offer again some management to customers of internet browsers relating to internet browser APIs which may be abused by websites for person monitoring and different invasive actions. The extension could block entry to APIs that it helps outright, or manipulate the information that’s supplied to websites.
The extension modifies and restricts entry to internet browser APIs. The record of supported APIs is accessible on the challenge’s GitHub webpage. It contains HTMLCanvasElement, XMLHTTPRequest, ArrayBuffer, Geolocation API, WebWorker, window.identify, navigator.sendBeacon, WebGLRenderingContext and others.
Safety is split into totally different ranges, with stage 2 being the default choice for all visited web sites. Choices to set totally different ranges for websites are supplied.
- Stage 0 — no safety
- Stage 1 — minimal safety. Solely non-functionality breaking adjustments are utilized
- Stage 2 — advisable safety. Extra protections are utilized. Some websites could break.
- Stage 3 — excessive stage of safety. Full protections are utilized.
The total record of protections of the degrees is discovered on the challenge’s GitHub web page. Community Boundary Protect is enabled by default. It prevents internet pages from utilizing the browser “as a proxy between native community and the general public Web”.
Simply change the extent to a different worth to set a special safety stage for the energetic web site. The Community boundary protect could also be disabled for the positioning as properly utilizing the motion menu.