Mozilla this week announced that the next upgrade to Firefox, due for release March 19, will automatically block all auto-play audio by default.

"Starting with the release of Firefox 66 for desktop and Firefox for Android, Firefox will block audible audio and video by default," Chris Pearce, a Mozilla software engineer, wrote in a post to the company's Hacks blog.

Only when the user explicitly interacts with the website to launch audio or video content – Pearce cited clicking a "Play" button as an example – will Firefox allow sound to stream.

To read this article in full, please click here