It reads like a who’s who in the world of technology – when you hear names like Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix roll of the tongue, something big is coming, and it ain’t winter. Apparently, those names have...Show More Summary
Google has joined forces with six other industry giants, including Microsoft, Amazon, and Mozilla, to form the Alliance for Open Media. The alliance's main goal is to work together to create new open source formats and codecs for online video, audio, and other streaming media.
Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla all made the same announcement today: They will drop support for the RC4 cipher in their respective browsers. Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Firefox will all stop using the outdated security technology next year. RC4 is a stream cipher designed in 1987 that has been widely supported across browsers and online […]
Tech titans Amazon, Netflix, Cisco, Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, and Intel have banded together as the Alliance for Open Media to come up with a new standard for online video. First, some background: When you buy a subscription to streaming...Show More Summary
Mozilla has updated Thimble, its online code editor. The app now has a sleeker interface, and allows you to drag-and-drop a zipped website into the interface so you can start picking through it straight away. Like many IDEs, Thimble positions the code on the left side of the screen, and a preview on the right. Show More Summary
Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix banded together today to create the Alliance for Open Media. The open source project will consolidate several codec development projects into a single working group that hopes to deliver a next-generation video codec by late 2016 or early 2017. Each of the seven companies will contribute technology […]
Adobe Flash Player has been plagued by security issues and instability, and finally the tide is turning against it. In July Mozilla blocked Flash on Firefox, and now Google is doing the same for Chrome, which will have an even bigger...Show More Summary
A recent Mozilla Wiki entry reveals that Mozilla plans to add contextual identities to the Firefox web browser which allow users of the browser to separate certain data types from each other. This would benefit Firefox users in several ways, for instance by allowing them to sign in to web services at the same time […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary
Mozilla released official 64-bit versions of Firefox for Windows back in 2010. The organization made those available only to the cutting edge Nightly channel of the web browser, decided to pull those in late 2012 only to cave in and give them back a month later. Show More Summary
Mozilla made a number of announcements surrounding add-on development for Firefox, led by the new WebExtensions API.
ASHE SCHOW: Mozilla’s Discriminatory Anti-Discrimination Crusade: Setting aside the irony of telling an employee who does not like the current attitudes of activists in the tech industry that their kind doesn’t belong at Mozilla, Beard is continuing a new tradition at the company. The former CEO, Brendan Eich, was forced to resign after it was […]
The alleged staffer's sexist rhetoric won't be tolerated at Mozilla, chief executive Chris Baird says. Mozilla CEO Chris Baird has publicly committed to firing a supposed employee spewing hate speech on Reddit—if the company can figure out who he is. Read Full Story
Mozilla has had some difficulty with its image as an accepting workplace recently, but they remain committed to making their company the kind of place where everyone is welcome—except those who would make others feel unwelcome, of course.
Tech company Mozilla said this week it plans to find and fire an employee suspected of posting hateful and sexist comments online. Mozilla CEO Chris Beard said yesterday if a Reddit user who made a series of posts about women at the company is confirmed to actually be an employee, he will be fired. Show More Summary
Mozilla tweaked Firefox's full screen behavior in recent Nightly versions of the browser (that is version 43) to make it less annoying to users. Some sites allow you to run applications or services in fullscreen. Many video streaming services such as YouTube or Twitch offer full screen options to stream videos in full screen. Show More Summary
As a Firefox user you have probably read already that Mozilla plans to introduce major changes to the add-on system of the browser. The official blog post on the Mozilla blog revealed WebExtensions, Electrolysis, Add-on Signing and the deprecation of XUL, XPCOM and the permissive add-on model in particular, and a rough timeline as well. Show More Summary
Building extensible software is a tricky business. On one hand, you want your platform to be as customisable as possible, while on the other you want the flexibility to update APIs to make them faster, more secure and feature-rich. These...Show More Summary
The additional features that you can add to Google’s Chrome browser, such as password managers, ad blockers, and so on are called extensions. Mozilla’s Firefox browser calls them add-ons and it is one of the features that made Firefox so popular back in the day due to the amount of customization and features it could potentially bring to the table. Show More Summary
Developers will have until mid-2017 to switch to the new programming model.