Firefox Ups the War on Pop-Ups

If you’ve been using the increasingly popular Firefox open-source web browser, you’ve probably noticed that ads are getting past the automated pop-up blocking that you can enable within the program.

The problem comes from the increasing use of Macromedia Flash and Java to get around the usual pop-up window techniques that Firefox isn’t currently configured to block on command.

Fortunately, the developers seem to be working on new techniques to address these new issues, according to Mozilla employee Asa Dotzler, who has an entry on his blog regarding their latest experimental Firefox extension designed to test some of these new blocking techniques.

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