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Firefox’s newest Test Pilot experiments help you track prices and email links

Test Pilot is Mozilla’s program for experimenting with some of its more outlandish ideas for Firefox and beyond. Some of those experiments make it into the browser itself, some become standalone

Mozilla is matching all donations to the Tor Project

Firefox parent Mozilla is returning to back the Tor Project, its long-time ally, after it committed to matching all donations made to fund Tor, the open source initiative to improve online privacy wh

FCC resorts to the usual malarkey defending itself against Mozilla lawsuit

Mozilla filed a lawsuit in August alleging the FCC had unlawfully overturned 2015's net neutrality rules, by among other things "fundamentally mischaracteriz[ing] how internet access works." The FCC h

Pocket’s reading app won’t sound so robotic now

Last year, Mozilla made its first acquisition by snatching up Pocket, the Instapaper competitor that helps you save longer articles for later reading. Today, this popular reading app is getting a majo

Mozilla pushes PayPal to make Venmo transactions private by default

Earlier this year, the FTC settled with PayPal over the company’s handling of privacy disclosures in its peer-to-peer payments app Venmo, but Mozilla doesn’t think the changes Venmo made a

Mozilla’s Firefox Monitor will now alert you when one of your accounts was hacked

Earlier this year, Mozilla announced Firefox Monitor, a service that tells you if your online accounts were hacked in a recent data breach. All you have to give it is your email address and it’

Answering its critics, Google loosens reins on AMP project

Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, has been a controversial project since its debut. The need for the framework has been clear: the payloads of mobile pages can be just insane, what with layers and lay

Mozilla’s Firefox Reality web browser is now available

Mozilla’s vision of a VR-first web browser is ready for consumers to download and judge. Firefox Reality is a browser built entirely for virtual reality. While you may have read about desktop Fi

Mozilla hires former Google executive as its new policy and security chief

Mozilla has hired Alan Davidson, a former Commerce Dept. digital director, as its new global policy chief. The Firefox browser maker said Tuesday that the former civil servant, who oversaw internet po

Firefox will soon start blocking trackers by default

Mozilla today announced that its Firefox browser will soon by default automatically block all attempts at cross-site tracking. There are three parts to this strategy. Starting with version 63, which i

Mozilla publishes its Firefox user data

As an organization, Mozilla has always championed transparency, and today, it’s taking this one step further by pulling back the curtains on its internal data for how many people regularly use F

Firefox now supports the newest internet security protocol

Last Friday, the Internet Engineering Task Force released the final version of TLS 1.3. This is a major update to TLS 1.2, the security protocol that secures much of the web by, among other things, pr

Firefox Test Pilot introduces smart ‘Advance’ extension to help you explore the web

Mozilla’s Firefox web browser announced today a new experimental extension called Advance that uses machine learning to help users more contextually and intuitively surf the web. This extension

Firefox is getting a new logo (or 10)

When you think of "Firefox", you probably think of something that looks like this...

With Lockbox and Notes, Mozilla launches its first set of mobile Test Pilot experiments

Mozilla’s Test Pilot program for Firefox has long been the organization’s way to trial some of its more experimental ideas for new browser features. Now it’s expanding this program t

Firefox gets speedier tab switching, a new accessibility tool for developers and more

Mozilla today released version 61 of its Firefox browser. By now, it’s no secret that Firefox is back in contention as a serious competitor to Google’s Chrome browser and while the new rel

Firefox launches side-by-side browsing and a theme editor as Test Pilot experiments

Mozilla’s Firefox is back in the browser game, thanks to its recent updates which now allow it to once again challenge the likes of Google’s Chrome browser. One thing that always made Fire

Monetizing computing resources on the blockchain

What exactly do you earn from monetizing your resources on the internet, and how accessible and reliable are your earnings? Here’s what you need to know.

Mozilla Hubs is a super-simple social chat room for robots

The socially networked web is frightening enough, but maybe chatting with some friendly robots will ease the tension. Today, Mozilla showed off a preview of Hubs, a dead-simple social WebVR experienc

Firefox updates its iOS web browser to turn Tracking Protection on by default

At a time when web users are becoming more concerned about their online privacy and personal data, Mozilla today is launching a new version of its Firefox for iOS web browser that includes Tracking Pr
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