Displaying items by tag: Mozilla

The Brave browser will no longer provide Google as its default search engine, instead replacing it with Brave Search, its own homegrown search offering, the company behind the browser says.

Published in Apps

Company News: The Bytecode Alliance, a community dedicated to creating new software foundations, building on standards such as WebAssembly and WebAssembly System Interface (WASI), today announced incorporation as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organisation. Incorporated by Fastly, Intel, Mozilla and Microsoft, the Bytecode Alliance now invites organisations to join its cross-industry collaborative mission alongside new members Arm, Dfinity Foundation, Embark Studios, Google, Shopify, and University of California at San Diego.

Published in Strategy

The US Supreme Court has raised the possibility that the long-running battle between Google and Oracle could be sent back to a federal appeals court in order that the search company's claim that its use of Java APIs in Android was covered by fair use.

Published in Technology Regulation

Mozilla, the developers of the Firefox browser, has knocked back a request from Abu Dhabi-based security outfit DarkMatter to have certificates it issues be automatically accepted as genuine.

Published in Security

Firefox users have had all the extensions they use in their browser disabled due to the expiry of an intermediate signing certificate a few days ago. They have also been unable to download and use any new extensions.

Published in Apps

A former chief technology officer of the Mozilla project — which produces the open source Firefox browser and the Thunderbird email client — says he was harassed by US Customs and Border Protection agencts at San Francisco International airport on his return from a trip to Europe in December 2018.

Published in Security

The level of public criticism and opposition to the Federal Government's encryption bill has come about because it was developed with very little consultation and then suddenly dumped on the public, the head of Internet Australia, Dr Paul Brooks, says.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:15

Mozilla to sell VPN subscriptions through Firefox

Mozilla will start selling subscriptions to a VPN service, targeting a select set of users, from tomorrow onwards in the US.

Published in Home Tech

Major browser makers are moving away from older versions of the Transport Layer Security protocol, with co-ordinated announcements from Microsoft, Apple, Google and Mozilla detailing the changes.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:18

Firefox collects data on you through hidden add-ons

Mozilla, the organisation that produces the Firefox browser and makes a loud noise about its open source credentials, is quietly collecting telemetry data on its users by the use of hidden add-ons, even though publicly visible telemetry controls are not selected.

Published in Apps
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 05:54

Adobe to retire Flash by the end of 2020

Adobe has announced that it will be retiring Flash by the end of 2020 and encouraging content creators to move any existing content to open formats like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly.

Published in Business Software

Google will reduce the trust level in Symantec-issued certificates following an investigation into a series of incidents where such certificates failed to validate properly.

Published in Security

Some organisations such as the Mozilla Foundation have received information from WikiLeaks to tend to vulnerabilities in their products which were recorded in the CIA document dump known as Vault 7 that was made a fortnight ago.

Published in Security
Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:46

More than 50% of Web traffic is encrypted: EFF

More than half of the traffic on the Web is now protected by encryption, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organisation dedicated to protecting civil liberties online.

Published in Security
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Mozilla’s new Firefox Focus for iOS is a new, free, fast, and easy-to-use private browser that will not spy on you or serve up a plethora of unwelcome advertisements.

Published in Apps
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 12:38

Goodbye to Firefox OS smartphones

One smartphone operating system has exited the market with the Mozilla Project announcing on Tuesday that it will stop its experiment with Firefox OS on smartphones.

Published in Open Source
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 09:17

Firefox protection is not a FireFix

Mozilla’s Firefox browser has had a security update that beefs up the Private Window viewing option. Or does it?

Published in Security
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 18:52

Firefox to have superior ‘tracking protection’

Firefox is a good all-round browser that does mostly what the others do – but now has more privacy features than all of them.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 12:06

Mozilla launches open source support programme

The Mozilla Foundation has announced it is launching an award programme, to support open source and free software groups.

Published in Open Source

The Mozilla project has disclosed that its Bugzilla bug tracker was compromised and the attacker gained information about unpatched zero-day vulnerabilities.

Published in Security
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