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Are Firefox Add-on Collections dead?

Mozilla introduced Collections to its Firefox Add-ons website (AMO) back in 2009 to provide users of the web browser with options to keep track of add-ons, and to showcase add-ons, for instance by creating themed collections. It allowed anyone with an account to create and maintain collections by adding add-ons (which included themes) to them. Show More Summary

WebExtensions still on track for Firefox 48

WebExtensions, a new browser API for Firefox that Mozilla wants add-on developers to focus on once it has been released, is still on track for a Firefox 48 release. Mozilla announced the push towards WebExtensions back in mid-2015 and made the decision back then to model the new API after Google's Blink extension API. Show More Summary

Mozilla fixed a bug in Firefox that was discovered by British spy agency GCHQ

Mozilla has fixed a security flaw in its Firefox web browser that was discovered by a team of people working for British spy agency GCHQ, The Register reports. Mozilla says on its website that the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (CESG) discovered a flaw in the way that Firefox handles JavaScript. Show More Summary

Firefox 46: Find out what is new

Firefox 46.0 was released on April 26, 2016 to the stable channel. The new version of the web browser is offered as an update or as a separate download from the Mozilla website. Firefox releases run in sync which means that all channels of the web browser are updated at the same time and moved […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary

Amazon Prime Video without Silverlight in Firefox

Firefox users will soon be able to play Amazon Prime Video without requiring the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to do so. Mozilla, just like Google and Microsoft, plans to remove support for so-called NPAPI plugins in Firefox. Google actually...Show More Summary

Get Free Unlimited VPN on the New Opera Desktop Browser

The desktop browser Opera has been around for a long time, but it has lost ground to the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Opera is doing a lot to lure users back, and its latest feature is a doozy. Opera now comes with unlimited,...Show More Summary

Mozilla's Web Literacy Map Teaches the Essential Web Skills Everyone Should Know

Reading, writing, and math are no longer the only essential subjects everyone should learn. Today’s essential skills include navigating the web, writing code, and engaging with others online. This web literacy map from Mozilla presents activities that cover these 21st-century skills. Read more...

Former Mozilla VP Darren Herman is starting his own holding company to take on Madison Avenue

Darren Herman, Mozilla's former VP of content services, is launching a new holding company that aims to take on advertising stalwarts like WPP and Omnicom. The as-yet-unnamed company is described on Herman's LinkedIn profile as "theShow More Summary

Web animation: Learning by doing, an interview with Rachel Nabors

We dive deep into a project Rachel Nabors created for the Mozilla Foundation, Dev Tools Challenger. The project is one part marine science lesson, one part hands-on web animation tutorial. It's a fascinating — dare I say "fun" — wayShow More Summary

Yes, Mozilla Prototypes With Chrome Tech, But Has No Plans To Dump Firefox

We’ve already seen some consolidation in the browser space with Opera dropping its technology base and moving to Blink, Google’s fork of WebKit and the meat behind Chrome. Would Mozilla ever consider such a move for Firefox? Not right now, but the company is happy to use the best tools for the job, even if those tools come from Google. More »      

Bad Times Continue for PCs

PC sales continue to decline, Mozilla is working on the next-generation Firefox browser, and the next MoCA standard is released.

Thunderbird 45.0 has been released

3 weeks agoTechnology : Ghacks.net

Mozilla has released an update to the desktop email client Thunderbird that brings the version of the program to Thunderbird 45.0. It is a major update of the application which has been on life support ever since Mozilla decided to hand over development to the community in 2012 and use freed up resources for other […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary

Google blocks KickassTorrents in Chrome and Firefox as a ‘deceptive site’

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users visiting popular torrent site KickassTorrents (KAT) have been seeing a malware warning since yesterday, similar to the warning they received on the site back in October 2015. Navigating to both http://kat.cr and https://kat.cr results in a message cautioning you to go no further (“Deceptive site ahead” in Chrome and […]

A nail in the coffin for Firefox? Mozilla struggles to redefine browser - CNET

Tofino, a Mozilla project to try new browser ideas, is based on Google's browser technology instead of Firefox -- for now.

Browser editions overview

3 weeks agoTechnology : Ghacks.net

The browser editions overview lists companies that produce web browsers, the different versions of these browsers, supported operating systems, and download links for each. Most companies that work on web browsers, be it Mozilla with Firefox or Google with Chrome, offer multiple editions of said browser to the community. Show More Summary

Publishers call Brave's privacy-centric browser "illegal"; Brave responds

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Brave is a new experimental browser from Brendan Eich, inventor of Javascript and co-founder of Mozilla. It comes with a built-in ad-blocker that only blocks third party ads that don't honor Do Not Track flags set by the browser's user,...Show More Summary

Publishers are pissed because an adblocking browser wants to pay them

Roughly a week ago, Brave, the company behind the ablocking browser launched by Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, announced that it was working on a way to replace Web ads with those from its own network and split revenues with sites and readers. Show More Summary

Tech demo of Mozilla's Servo browser engine coming in June

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Mozilla is progressing with development on its new browser engine called Servo that is built in the company's new Rust programming language and embraces parallelism to take advantage of modern multi-core processors. Developers will get...Show More Summary

Ad-blocking browser Brave says publishers have ‘fundamentally misunderstood’ it

Brave Software, the startup founded by Mozilla cofounder Brendan Eich that has developed an ad-blocking Internet browser, today responded to an attack by newspaper publishers on grounds that its technology unlawfully replaces publishers’ revenue-generating ads with ads that make money for Brave. Brave first launched its browser on Mac and Windows in January, and iOS […]

'BLATANTLY ILLEGAL': 17 newspapers slam ex-Mozilla CEO's new ad blocking browser

A group of the biggest US newspaper publishers — including Dow Jones, The Washington Post, and The New York Times Company — have co-signed a cease and desist letter (read it in full below) sent to the former Mozilla CEO's new browser company. Brendan Eich's new browser, Brave, announced its launch early this year. Show More Summary

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