NoScript is a popular privacy and security enhancing browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and is pre-installed in the Tor Browser.
The Firefox browser is transitioning to a multi-process architecture referred to as Electrolysis. Without a significant overhaul, NoScript will no longer function following this transition. As a result of this development, OTF is supporting a significant overhaul of the NoScript add-on to ensure their millions of users can continue to have access to its privacy and security enhancing features. This redesign will also ensure the full set of protections NoScript provides are extended to the mobile platform.
To date, NoScript has been available exclusively on Mozilla Firefox and a few other products strictly limited by code base which hinders any attempt to diversify the safe browsing options for Chrome / Chromium browsers and taking advantage of desirable security features such as its security sandbox.
“Cross-Browser NoScript” will leverage the new Chromium-compatible WebExtensions API provided by Mozilla and the closely related standardization effort in the W3C Browser Extensions Community Group in order to make NoScript support the other major modern browsers as well, starting with what is currently the most popular of them all, Google Chrome.