Firefox to ape Chrome and add anti-ad filter in 2018

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Mozilla plans to follow Google by adding an ad filter to its Firefox browser this fall, the company noted in an open-to-all 2018 roadmap released last week.

“Over the next year or so, Firefox will take a stand against tracking, intrusive ads, and other dark patterns on the web by blocking the worst content and more clearly communicating the privacy and other protections the browser offers,” wrote Asa Dotzler, the Mozilla product manager in charge of the Firefox roadmap, in the online document.

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Dotzler described the Firefox filtering – slated to show up before the

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