Posts tagged as: Mozilla

Firefox Preview For Android Packs Ad Tracking Protection

Mozilla has released a preview version of a completely revamped Firefox browser app for Android. Firefox Preview uses Mozilla’s own GeckoView web rendering engine instead of Google’s Blink. This enables Tracking Protection by default, which keeps advertisers and bad actors from tracking your activity across different web sites. Mozilla also promises speeds up to twice as […]

Mozilla Experiments with Social VR In New Hubs Hang Out Spaces

Mozilla just unveiled a new experiment called Hubs, which makes it easy to get together with others in virtual reality. Hubs works in the browser, and since it’s built on the WebVR standard, it supports “every single mixed reality headset,” Mozilla’s Sean White wrote in a blog post. That includes the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, […]

Mozilla Pull Its Ads Off Facebook Over Privacy Issues Caused By The Cambridge Analytica Data Breech

Mozilla has pulled its advertising from Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica controversy. Mozilla already started a petition that demands Facebook change its app permission policy so your privacy is protected by default. Today they took a bigger and bolder step. The leak of data from 50 million Facebook users to the political consulting firm prompted Mozilla to examine […]

Firefox 52 Now Out – WebAssembly Support, NewESR Version, Security Upgrades

Mozilla released version 52 of Firefox, which brings new security features, as well as support for WebAssembly, a low-level programming language for the web. The new version of Firefox also coincides with a new Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR), which means the Tor Browser will soon benefit from all the security features that have been […]

Mozilla Acquires Pocket

Mozilla has purchased Pocket for an undisclosed sum. Mozilla is mostly known as the company behind the Firefox browser, while Pocket is a tool for saving and sharing content on the web. The two companies have worked together over the last year on several projects and found they had a shared vision for the future […]

Mozilla Launches Firefox 49

While it was originally scheduled for last week, some last-minute issues preventing the software non-profit organization from releasing it until today. This version is expected to expand their multi-process support, which separates UI updates from site updates. Typically, Firefox disables the feature with add-ons, because they are given the tools to make decoupling these two […]

Rivals Give Support to Microsoft in DOJ Gag Order Suit

Apple, Google, and Mozilla are among the many industry titans showing support for Microsoft in a federal lawsuit involving Redmond’s right to disclose government requests for user data. Redmond argues that it’s “unconstitutional” to prevent companies from informing consumers that the government is seeking their data. The statute, Microsoft says, violates the First and Fourth […]

Mozilla Warns the EU Not to Break The Internet with New Copyright Laws

The European Union (EU) is working on copyright reform legislation to make it easier for services to be delivered across the EU without any geographic restrictions. However, Mozilla believes that this is an opportunity to fix some other issues that currently exist in the outdated EU copyright legislation. Mozilla’s main problem with the old copyright legislation […]

Let’s Encrypt Will Be a Trusted Root Certificate Authority In Firefox 50

Firefox 50, which Mozilla scheduled to ship by the end of this year, will begin to trust Let’s Encrypt certificates by default. Until now, Let’s Encrypt certificates had to be cross-signed by another certificate authority called IdenTrust in order for browsers to trust them. Mozilla will accept Let’s Encrypt in its own certificate root store […]

Mozilla Wants the Court to Force the FBI to Disclose Possible Firefox Vulnerability

Mozilla asked a court to order the FBI to disclose a vulnerability the agency has been using to hack the Tor browser, which is based on Mozilla’s Firefox code. Mozilla believes the same vulnerability could be used by bad actors to attack potentially hundreds of millions of users. Mozilla seems to take issue especially with […]

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