Mozilla Firefox developers have revealed that in the latest nightly builds, they have removed the webpage’s favicon from the address bar.
Instead they are how using padlock icon or a globe icon.
Firefox developer Jared Wein spoke about the move:
Since the dawn of time, we have included the site favicon in the address bar as part of the site-identity block. While the favicon can represent a piece of a site’s identity, there are some sites that set their favicon to a padlock. This behavior can trick users in to thinking that a site is using a secure connection when on an unsecured connection. Starting with yesterdays’s Nightly, we will no longer include the favicon in the address bar.
Future editions of Firefox would feature: