Tag: Mozilla

Browser benchmark battle January 2020: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Edge vs. Brave

It’s been some 18 months since our last browser benchmark battle. What better time than to get the latest results than the start of a new year? Over the past year and a half, Google Chrome has continued to dominated market share, Mozilla Firefox has doubled down on privacy, Microsoft Edge has embraced Chromium, and […]

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Firefox 72 Patches a Zero Day Bug Capable of Giving Attackers Control of your Computer

Mozilla has fixed a critical zero-day bug that affects desktops. The vulnerability is capable of allowing the attacker to take control of users’ computers. Mozilla was already aware of targeted attacks and thus fixed the bug pronto. Mozilla also added that attacks can be used to “take control of an affected system” and credited Qihoo […]

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Firefox 72 arrives with fingerprinting blocked by default, Picture-in-Picture on macOS and Linux

Mozilla today launched Firefox 72 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Firefox 72 includes fingerprinting scripts blocked by default, fewer annoying notifications, and Picture-in-Picture video on macOS and Linux. There isn’t too much else here, as Mozilla has now transitioned Firefox releases to a four-week cadence (from six to eight weeks). You can download Firefox […]

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Firefox Reality VR browser now lets users sync bookmarks, send tabs, and use Bluetooth keyboards

Mozilla is adding a bunch of new features to its Firefox Reality VR browser today, including Bluetooth keyboard support and the ability for users to share history, bookmarks, and tabs between devices. This functionality is possible because Mozilla will now allow users to sign into Firefox Reality with their Firefox Account credentials. By way of […]

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Mozilla updates DeepSpeech with an English language model that runs ‘faster than real time’

DeepSpeech, a suite of speech-to-text and text-to-speech engines maintained by Mozilla’s Machine Learning Group, this morning received an update (to version 0.6) that incorporates one of the fastest open source speech recognition models to date. In a blog post, senior research engineer Reuben Morais lays out what’s new and enhanced, as well as other spotlight […]

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Firefox 71 arrives with better Lockwise and tracker blocking, Picture-in-Picture on Windows

Mozilla today launched Firefox 71 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Firefox 71 includes Lockwise password manager improvements, Enhanced Tracking Protection tweaks, and Picture-in-Picture video on Windows. There isn’t too much else new, possibly because Mozilla is getting ready to speed up Firefox releases to a four-week cadence (from six to eight weeks) next […]

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Mozilla Asks Congress to Investigate ISPs Data Collection Practices

On Monday Mozilla, which makes the Firefox web browser, wrote to members of Congress to urge them to more closely scrutinize the data collection policies of internet service providers. The move comes after Motherboard reported Comcast is lobbying against particular implementations of encrypting browsing data, meaning the ISP would not be able to see what […]

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Firefox 70.0 Released With Important Security Features

Mozilla Firefox is a pretty popular browser used by privacy-concerned netizens. In its previous major release, it introduced the tracking protection feature enabled by default. Advertising And, with 70.0 release today, it has also added the social tracking protection feature to be enabled by default. Technically, it blocks the cross-site tracking cookies from Facebook, Twitter, […]

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Firefox 70 arrives with social tracking blocked by default, privacy report, and performance gains on macOS

Mozilla today launched Firefox 70 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Firefox 70 includes social tracking protection, a Privacy Protections report, new Lockwise features, and performance improvements on Windows and macOS. Firefox 70 for desktop is available for download now on Firefox.com, and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. […]

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Hackers Modify Chrome And Firefox To Track Secure Web Traffic

There is a reason why companies like Google are trying to push for more websites to use HTTPS is because it helps to secure your web traffic. It helps to prevent attackers from interfering with the data transferred between the website and your browser. Unfortunately, a report from Kaspersky has revealed that Russian hackers might […]

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Pope Francis warns against deepfakes and tech ‘barbarism’

Pope Francis urged Silicon Valley giants on Friday to make sure technological advances such as artificial intelligence do not lead to a new “form of barbarism” where the law of the strongest prevails over the common good. Francis made his comments in an address to participants at a Vatican conference attended by executives from companies […]

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Mixed reality developers need to talk safety now — before apologizing later

Mixed reality has the potential to transform our lives, but there’s a lot that we don’t know about the technology and its impact on people and society, particularly when it comes to privacy and safety issues. These technologies rely on constant, real-time analysis of users and the space around them. Unlike a phone or computer, […]

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Mozilla launches VPN as part of resurrected Firefox Test Pilot program

Mozilla is resurrecting its recently-expunged Test Pilot program with a renewed focus on privacy-focused tools and products. The Firefox developer today lifted the lid on the first product to emerge from Test Pilot mark II, and it appears to be a virtual private network (VPN) in all but name. Firefox Private Network, as the new […]

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Firefox 69 arrives with third-party tracking cookies and cryptomining blocked by default

Mozilla today launched Firefox 69 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Firefox 69 blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptomining by default. Firefox 69 for desktop is available for download now on Firefox.com, and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. According […]

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Google and Mozilla block Kazakhstan root CA certificate from Chrome and Firefox

To protect citizens of Kazakhstan from having their online communications intercepted by the government, Google and Mozilla have blocked the root CA (Certificate Authority) Qaznet Trust Network from Chrome and Firefox. The move comes after Kazakh internet service providers (ISPs) began instructing customers to install the government-issued Security Certificate on their devices in order to […]

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Firefox Reality VR browser is now available for Oculus Quest

Mozilla’s cross-platform VR/AR web browser Firefox Reality has come a long way in the last year, transitioning from an April 2018 preview to an official release on multiple platforms, then becoming HTC’s browser of choice for Vive devices. Today, Firefox Reality is arriving on the Oculus Quest, taking advantage of the standalone headset’s 6DoF hardware for a more […]

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Mozilla debuts implementation of WebThings Gateway open source router firmware

For the better part of two years, the folks at Mozilla have been diligently chipping away at Mozilla WebThings, an open implementation of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web of Things standard for monitoring and controlling connected devices. In April, it gained a number of powerful logging, alarm, and networking features, and today, a revamped component […]

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