Tag: Mozilla

Here is Why Google’s Competitors Like Apple are Not Keen on Antitrust Investigation

Regulatory authorities are suing Google with regard to search engine monopolistic practices. It is a well-known secret that Google pays companies like Apple to include their search engine as default. The smaller businesses have often raised a stink about Google’s unethical practices, but nothing has changed. Now Google’s rivals are siding with the company and […]

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ProBeat: Net Applications will no longer track the browser wars

For more than a decade, I’ve used Net Applications’ NetMarketShare tool to track the desktop browser and operating system markets. The monthly reports have been critical in gauging which browsers and new versions of operating systems are gaining or losing market share. This week, Net Applications released its final NetMarketShare report. The loss could not […]

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Mozilla rightly fears ‘collateral damage’ in Google antitrust case

Mozilla has responded to the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Google, but rather than commending the DOJ’s action, the Firefox browser maker has voiced concerns that its commercial partnership could make it “collateral damage” in the fight against Google’s alleged monopolistic practices. The DOJ, with support from 11 U.S. states, confirmed yesterday that […]

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Mozilla spins out WebThings as an independent IoT project

Mozilla has announced that it’s spinning out WebThings, its open source internet of things (IoT) platform, as an independent project. The move comes shortly after the Firefox browser maker announced a major restructuring of its corporate division, leading to 250 layoffs — a quarter of its workforce — alongside plans to “tighten and refocus” its […]

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Mozilla sunsets Notes and Send to ‘tighten’ its product focus

Mozilla is sunsetting two services as the Firefox browser maker seeks to “tighten and refine” its product lineup and focus on core areas of its business. The announcement comes less than a month after Mozilla announced a major restructuring of its corporate division, leading to 250 layoffs — a quarter of its workforce. The first […]

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Mozilla add-on crowdsources research into YouTube’s opaque algorithm

YouTube has been criticized through they years over the way it recommends videos to people — more specifically, the opaque nature of the Google-owned platform’s algorithms. While we don’t really understand how it all works, we do know that it relies on a real-time feedback loop to suggest new videos to watch, with the suggestions […]

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Firefox Daylight for Android arrives with Enhanced Tracking Protection, new UI, and GeckoView

After more than a year of development, Mozilla today launched Firefox 79 for Android, branded Firefox Daylight. Like with Firefox 57 Quantum, Firefox Daylight gets its own name as it marks “a new beginning for our Android browser.” The new version is “an entirely overhauled, faster, and more convenient product.” Firefox Daylight includes Enhanced Tracking […]

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Firefox 79 clears redirect tracking cookies every 24 hours

Mozilla today started rolling out Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) 2.0 in Firefox. While the company technically launched Firefox 79 for Windows, Mac, and Linux last week, it only unveiled its marquee feature today. Firefox 79 by default blocks redirect tracking, also known as bounce tracking, and adds a handful of new developer features. You can […]

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Mozilla Launches A New, More Affordable VPN

There are plenty of VPN services out there for you to choose from. The pricing will vary from service to service, with price largely dependent on features. If you’re simply after privacy and nothing more, then you might be interested to learn that Mozilla has recently announced their latest VPN service that will just cost […]

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