FSF announces JShelter browser add-on to combat threats from nonfree JavaScript

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 30th, 2021 -- The
Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the JShelter project,
an anti-malware Web browser extension to mitigate potential threats
from JavaScript, including fingerprinting, tracking, and data
collection. The project is supported by NLnet Foundation's Next
Generation Internet (NGI) Zero Privacy & Trust Enhancing Technologies
fund. Collaborators include Libor Polčák and Bednář Martin (Brno
University of Technology), Giorgio Maone (NoScript), and Ana Isabel
Carvalho and Ricardo Lafuente (Manufactura Independente). The JShelter
browser add-on is in development and the first release is available.