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  • Mozilla Firefox 23 Is Now Available for Download

    08/06/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 6 August 2013 | Editor
    Mozilla uploaded a few hours ago, August 6, the final packages of the Mozilla Firefox 23.0 web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. The brand-new Mozilla Firefox 23 web browser will be officially announced by Mozilla later today, but you can download the final version right now (see download link at the end of the article) from the official Mozilla FTP servers. Among the highlights of Mozilla Firefox 23.0 we can mention that mixed content blocking has been enabled to protect users from eavesdroppers and man-in-the-middle attacks on HTTPS pages, the about:memory's functional UI...
  • A bunch of Tor sites spread malware. Was the FBI behind it?

    08/05/2013 11:13:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Tor users visiting secret sites hosted by Freedom Hosting early Sunday morning weren’t able to reach their desired destinations. Instead they were met with a “Down for Maintenance” notice and, if they had javascript enabled, malware that could effectively identify Tor users. The Internet is wild with speculation that malware was planted by the FBI. And that isn’t as paranoid as you might think. Eric Eoin Marques, the man believed to be behind Freedom Hosting, was arrested in Ireland Thursday and is currently awaiting extradition to the U.S. on child pornography charges. While Freedom Hosting was the largest hosting service...
  • Computer help request

    08/02/2013 1:59:52 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 21 replies
    self ^ | 08/02/13 | 50sdad
    My daughter's XP desktop computer crashed, and I am replacing it with another XP box. The old main drive is a slave drive on the new machine, and I can get all the document and picture files. Firefox is being a bear, there any way to recover the Bookmarks file from the old disk and merge it onto the new one? If I had exported a bookmarks.htm file BEFORE the crash, I would be fine...but even running Firefox from the old drive won't seem to let me grab the bookmarks.
  • Help With Firefox 22.0

    07/12/2013 9:34:52 AM PDT · by lafroste · 16 replies
    7/12/13 | lafroste
    Hi, welcome to my vanity thread. I am having a problem downloading .pdf files on Firefox. If I click on a .pdf link all I get is a blank window in response. I am currently using Adobe Acrobat reader as my .pdf viewer, but Firefox seems to be oblivious to its existence. I have checked Firefox addons, and there seem to be hundreds of .pdf related addons, but I don't know which if any I should choose. Any advice on how to get Firefox to download/display/print/save .pdfs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, you guys are the best.BTW: I have to...
  • Is Adobe Flash at risk from Malware and rootkits-Firefox

    07/06/2013 2:17:35 PM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 24 replies
    Questions to Freepers using Firefox browser. I understood Adobe was open to hacking, malware and rootkits I use a Firefox browser. I have not been updating my Flash plug-in. Now, I cannot view embedded videos without updating Adobe Flash. Are substitutes available? Are the newer versions of Adobe Flash now secure??
  • Firefox 22 Delivers Open Source Communications

    06/26/2013 6:23:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    Datamation ^ | 25 June 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla is out today with an updated open source Firefox 22 browser release. The new browser release includes fixes for 14 security advisories and bakes in new features for users.Among the big items that has landed in Firefox 22 is WebRTC. WebRTC is a Real Time Communication (RTC) effort that will enable users to use a browser as a communications and collaboration vehicle. Mozilla has been working on including WebRTC over the last several Firefox releases, and with Firefox 22 now considers it to be ready for prime time."WebRTC is currently fully enabled and we are excited to get it...
  • Firefox browser to move ahead with ‘Do Not Track’ option

    06/19/2013 10:48:48 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 52 replies
    WP ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 12:02 PM | By Craig Timberg,
    The maker of the popular Firefox browser is moving ahead with plans to block the most common forms of Internet tracking, allowing hundreds of millions of users to limit who watches their movements across the Web, company officials said Wednesday. The decision comes despite intense resistance from advertising groups, which have argued that tracking is essential to delivering well-targeted, lucrative ads that pay for many popular Internet services. When Firefox’s maker, Mozilla, first publicly suggested that it might limit blocking in February, one advertising executive called it “a nuclear first strike” against the industry. Widespread release of the blocking technology...
  • Mozilla Prepares to Re-Invent Firefox with Australis Update

    06/04/2013 4:37:34 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 50 replies
    Datamation ^ | 3 June 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla is gearing up for a major user interface overhaul for the open source Firefox web browser. Code-named Australis, the new UI is likely to debut as part of Firefox 25, due out in October of his year.The Australis overhaul will be the biggest UI change since Firefox 4, which became generally available in March of 2011. After Firefox 4, Mozilla changed its release approach, from having only one or two releases in a year, to a rapid release cycle with new browsers released every six to eight weeks."Australis is our internal code name for a set of UI changes...
  • Is Mozilla Firefox 21 A 'Healthy' Browser?

    05/15/2013 6:49:55 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 31 replies
    Datamation ^ | 14 May 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla is out with the Firefox 21 open source browser release today, fixing at least 8 security vulnerabilities, three of which are rated as being critical. The new release also provides new features that – depending on your viewpoint – could either improve or reduce user privacy.One of the new features in Firefox 21 is the Health Report. Mozilla first began talking about the health report in September of 2012 as a non-invasive reporting mechanism. The report is intended to deliver information to users about the 'health' of the browser and its components. The report also shares that data with...
  • The Man Who Turned Off Cookies In Firefox Doesn't Care If It Hurts Advertisers

    05/09/2013 2:39:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/8/13 | Jim Edwards
    Jonathan Mayer is the man who turned off third-party cookies in upcoming versions of Firefox. (Cookies are the little bits of code that web sites drop onto your browser as you surf so that advertisers can target you with ads.) He just told AdExchanger that he no longer cares what advertisers think about privacy and cookies, because they've lost that debate. His Twitter account has been a brutal stream of sarcasm about advertisers who want a solution that leaves cookies in place. Mayer's move has angered advertisers, who were in the midst of negotiations for an industry-wide standard on tracking...
  • Fail: Chrome, Firefox, and IE all crack during hacking competition

    03/11/2013 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/11/13 | Meghan Kelly
    Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox all fell to the mercy of the hackers Thursday. That is, in a controlled environment. Security firms Vupen and MWR Labs were able to crack the browsers during a condoned bug-hunt, with one company winning $100,000 for finding a huge hole. The Pwn2Own competition is an event at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver. The competition was created by HP’s DVLabs as part of its Zero Day Initiative: an attempt to get more people to find and report bugs as opposed to exploiting them for personal gains.
  • Firefox getting smarter about third-party cookies [blocks them]

    03/01/2013 2:55:09 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies ^ | Feb 25, 2013 |
    Mozilla has a long running interest in fostering greater transparency, trust and accountability related to privacy and the many cookie-based practices we see today. fx nightly v22.0a1 privacy tabOn Friday, Mozilla released a Firefox patch into its “Nightly” channel that changes how cookies from third party companies function. Users of this build of Firefox must directly interact with a site or company for a cookie to be installed on their machine. The patch also provides an additional control setting under the “Privacy” tab in Firefox’s Preferences menu (see image). Many years of observing Safari’s approach to third party cookies, a...
  • Mozilla's Firefox OS unlikely to reach the U.S. market until 2014

    02/25/2013 11:37:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies ^ | February 24, 2013 | Phil Goldstein
    Emerging markets will be the first to get the devices *********************************************EXCERPT************************************** BARCELONA, Spain--Mozilla formally launched its Firefox OS here ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress. However, the smartphone platform is focusing its attention on emerging markets and will likely not launch in the U.S. market until 2014.Mozilla, best known for its Firefox browser, said the first Firefox OS devices will be available to consumers in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela, and that additional markets will be announced soon. The platform seems clearly aimed at emerging markets, and Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said the platform...
  • Mozilla reveals Firefox phone

    01/31/2013 9:33:19 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 1/31/13 | MELISSA SUE SORRELLS GALLEY
    Mozilla releases information about developer phones running its Firefox OSMozilla is bringing its particular brand of open and innovative dedication to the Open Web to a cellular phone near you.The nonprofit maker of the popular Firefox browser recently announced that it will release a preview phone running its mobile operating system, Firefox OS, in February. The OS is designed to allow HTML5 applications to integrate directly with the deviceÂ’s hardware, and the lighter system will allow apps to run smoothly while maintaining longer battery life than its competitors. MozillaÂ’s new operating system is built entirely on open web standards. (Via:...
  • Popups and Links added while Posting on Free Republic

    01/20/2013 5:57:06 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 21 replies
    1/20/2013 | BwanaNdege
    Help! Today I started getting pop-ups while Posting Comments on Free Republic. I am also getting some of the words and terms in my comment turned into hyperlinks. This is in Firefox 18.0.1 Popup Blocker is "On" in Firefox Options. Any ideas? Thanks!
  • Firefox issue

    11/21/2012 7:40:12 PM PST · by One Name · 49 replies
    n/a ^ | 10/21/12 | One Name
    Switched back to Mozilla Firefox before the election as IE was giving me fits. Everything was great for awhile but now FF fades every 20 keystrokes or so and I have to click to resume typing. Old Dell computer on XP with DSL hookup
  • Need Firefox Help

    11/01/2012 10:28:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    How can I copy the bookmarks/links I have in Firefox to a separate file? Thanks.
  • Mozilla Firefox 16 Delivers More Dev Tools. Hello Browser IDE

    10/10/2012 5:05:55 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    Internet News ^ | 09 October 2012 | Sean Michael Kerner
    From the 'open source goodness' files:Mozilla's Firefox 16 open source web browser is now generally available and with it comes more goodies for developers.That's right. While Firefox has long positioned itself as browser for users, the focus since moving to the rapid release train cycle has clearly shifted – towards developers. I personally think that's a good thing because it's not something that any other major browser vendor does. The Mozilla focus on developers means that developers will use Firefox more than other browsers. If developers use it more, I suppose that the prevailing notion is that they will also...
  • FireFox OS Gains Traction and Major Carrier Support with Sprint

    09/14/2012 8:12:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Hothardware ^ | Friday, September 14, 2012 | Paul Lilly
    Ready or not, yet another mobile operating system is about to join the fray. Perhaps you've heard of Firefox OS, otherwise known as Boot to Gecko (B2G). Firefox OS is Mozilla's attempt to approach the mobile scene in a different way, one in which apps run in HTML5 and nothing else. Short and sweet, Mozilla wants to shake up the mobile OS scene the same way it did the browser market many years ago, and it's well on its way to doing that. Sprint is reportedly on board to support Firefox OS, and so is Deutsche Telekom, parent company of...
  • Firefox 15 Does Better On WebGL, Debugging, RAM Usage

    08/29/2012 8:48:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Phoronix ^ | August 28, 2012 | Michael Larabel
    Mozilla had officially released Firefox 15.0 this morning with many new features. Key features of the Firefox 15 web-browser include reduced memory usage, a new JavaScript debugger, support for compressed textures, an improved JavaScript engine, WebGL enhancements, high precision timing support, and various other fixes and enhancements. Firefox 15 for Android was released today as well to go along with the multi-platform desktop release. Additional Firefox 15 details are available from the Mozilla blog. Mozilla Firefox 15 is available for download from Embedded below is the BananaBread first person shooter 3D demo that shows off some of the WebGL/graphics...