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Mozilla tweaks “referer headers” in bid to limit website privacy grabs

Jan 23, 2015, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Goodin)

Developers of the Firefox browser want to better protect user privacy by limiting the amount of data contained in Referer headers.

The "meta referrer," as the new feature is dubbed, is aimed at stemming the ballooning amount of information many sites stuff into Referer headers, Mozilla Security and Privacy Engineer Sid Stamm wrote in a blog post published Wednesday.

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