With the introduction of support for virtual reality by Firefox, an automatic attempt to request access to a VR device is automatically requested when visiting a website that contains Vimeo video or VR content. In the latest Firefox 73 Nightly channel version, these notifications can be seen when a user visits the VR site. Like other notification requests, Firefox also allows Access requests for Virutal Reality devices to be blocked in the new Virtual Reality permission settings.
When a user visits a website with embedded Vimeo videos, they jump out like, “Do you want to allow player.vimeo.com to access your virtual reality device?” (Will you player.vimeo.com to acces virutal reality devices?) Firefox said in the notice that sensitive information may be exposed after a user clicks on consent, and that users can decide whether to access it based on their own needs.
If you don’t connect any VR devices to a system running AFirefox browser, it’s a good idea to avoid this hassle altogether and disable these notifications completely in your system settings:
1. Click on the Firefox Burger Menu
2. Privacy and Security, Rights and Virtual Reality
3. Click Settings and select Block new requests for access to your virtual reality device.