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  • Did You Know that Mozilla is Hijacking the Internet?

    08/13/2013 9:53:16 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 25 replies
    ComputerWorld UK ^ | 12 August 2013 | Glyn Moody
    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the incredible spectacle of the European arm of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) attacking Mozilla on the grounds that the latter had "lost its values" because it insisted on defending the users' rights to control how cookies were used on their systems. Now, given the barrage of mockery from all sides that this monumentally daft tactic has provoked, you might have expected wiser counsels to prevail, and for the IAB to have crawled into some quiet little corner in the hope that people would stop making fun of it, and just forget...
  • 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...
  • Firefox 15 Accelerates Browsing for Desktop, Phones and Tablets

    08/29/2012 4:44:20 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    Datamation ^ | 28 August 2012 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla has been waging a multi-year battle against memory bloat in its open source Firefox web browser. With today's Firefox 15 release, Mozilla is firing a major salvo in that battle, claiming a reduction in memory usage.The memory reduction comes by way of plugging memory links in the way that third party add-ons consume memory.In a blog post detailing the memory fix, Mozilla developers estimated that the memory improvement could be as much as a 4.8x improvement over the previous Firefox 14 release.Tablets Perhaps even more interesting then simply yet another Firefox release is the fact that Mozilla is now...
  • Question: Which is faster? Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox?..........

    08/16/2012 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    08-16-2012 | Red Badger
    I am thinking of switching from FF to Chrome. Is it faster? Easier to use? Same??........
  • “THE (Substitute) MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, July-24-2012

    07/24/2012 5:23:36 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 79 replies
    “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! IT’S HERE! If you want to delve deep into what our society was & what it has become, not in some superficial way but in a truly compelling & substantive way, read AMERITOPIA! Mark explains it ALL… and boy do we NEED him!! Levin Frinks List: 1. Yhello, Yhello,...
  • Firefox users beware! Stealth upgrade cycle going on!

    07/19/2012 9:10:55 PM PDT · by djf · 46 replies
    I have a machine I use rarely with an image of XP that WAS running Firefox 13.whateva... I booted it earlier, hit the FF icon, and it upgraded to 14.01 I immediately turned off auto updates, and now will have to go into the archives to reinstall 13 If you need older versions of software and browsers, a good site is Oldapps.
  • Anybody Else Having Problems Watching YouTube Videos Via FireFox?

    06/11/2012 5:41:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Self | PJ-Comix
    Anybody else out there having problems watching YouTube videos via FireFox? I keep getting a message that says: "An Error has Occurred. Please Try Again Later."I did a Google search and other FireFox users are having the same problem.
  • Vanity: Who can recommend a timer-based program to Limit Firefox?

    06/09/2012 5:49:09 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 57 replies
    Self ^ | 06/09/12 | Self
    I want to find some software that will let me shut down internet access to my daughter's bedroom computer between eleven PM and eight AM, so she will get more sleep. Can anyone recommend software that will do this?
  • Firefox loading some pages slowly

    06/09/2012 10:11:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Can anyone help? A few days ago, Firefox began loading some pages very slowly or not at all. I've cleared the cache, made adjustments to about:config, uninstalled, and reinstalled and I still can't fix this. This occurred prior to the 13.0 upgrade. Installing the upgrade didn't work either. I've switched to Google Chrome for the time being. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. :)
  • Firefox 13 - So far, I like it!

    06/06/2012 10:33:40 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    vanity | FreeAtlanta
    Just got the update to FF 13. The first things I noticed was when I hit the new tab, it had updated sample pages of a bunch of my previously visited pages. You can click on one, or do your normal url thing. Very cool.The next thing I noticed was when I got on Free Republic. I use the mouse wheel to scroll down, and it seems a lot smoother. There is a flicker, but the smoothness is worth a little flicker. Maybe, the scrolling thing is just my imagination. I need to go get some sleep. :-)
  • Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers (Firefox Collusion Add On See Who's Tracking You) Video

    06/06/2012 2:57:40 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    Ted Talks ^ | 6/6/2012 | Ted Talks
    Just installed.....interesting. FR doesn't share. Nobody tracking. Only when clicking a link.
  • Download Firefox 13 for Linux With Speed Dial

    06/04/2012 4:52:53 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 29 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 2 June 2012 | Marius Nestor
    - Firefox 13.0 Mozilla uploaded earlier today, June 2nd, the final packages containing the Mozilla Firefox 13.0 web browser for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. There's no official announcement from Mozilla, as the browser is officially expected in three days, on June 5th, but the binary and source packages of the final version of Mozilla Firefox 13.0 were made available for download on their official FTP site. Highlights of Mozilla Firefox 13.0: · Implemented Speed Dial in the new tab page (can also be added as home page by setting about:newtab in the Preferences -> General...
  • Microsoft returning Windows to 'the digital dark ages'? (Mozilla argues Windows 8 bans Firefox)

    05/10/2012 9:29:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/10/2012
    The biggest lawsuit in Microsoft’s history dominated the 90s, when the company battled accusations that it was stifling browser competition. Rival Netscape couldn't survive, but the Windows giant was ultimately forced to strip Internet Explorer from its operating system in a landmark ruling. That conflict may be brewing up again. Mozilla, the developer group behind the popular Firefox browser, argued Wednesday night that Firefox is being banned from certain versions of Windows 8, the forthcoming tablet-centric OS from Microsoft -- returning Windows users to the dark ages before competition. “The upcoming release of Windows … and Microsoft’s browser practices regarding...
  • Firefox 12 released

    04/23/2012 11:08:18 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 33 replies
    Neowin ^ | 22 April 2012 | Stefano Elia
    Mozilla has now finalised the next version of their popular internet browser, Firefox 12 and is ready to download, although as of yet it hasn't been officially publicised. Overall, there isn't a huge amount of noticeable differences from the previous release but it is still recommended you update to the latest version. For those eager to get their hands on the next version, you can download it from Mozilla's website. For the moment, you can also download other languages versions of the browser here. You can also view the release notes of Firefox 12 here, with the browser version being...
  • Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE

    04/02/2012 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 14 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 4-1-2012 | Tyler Rooney
    t’s not every day that you start a business and quickly decide to say “no” to 70 percent of your potential customers. In retrospect, this turned out to be 4ormat’s secret weapon. At 4ormat, our goal is to provide an easy way for creative professionals to create and manage an online portfolio website. Although the portfolio itself looks great in all browsers, to this day, the portfolio building interface does not support Internet Explorer. And we don’t just mean IE6 or even IE7. We mean every version of Internet Explorer.
  • Mozilla Question

    03/30/2012 7:19:21 AM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    I am running Mozilla. I am wary of being tracked by cookies and malicious software and have gone to the Options page and told it to delete my browser history under Privacy and it says I have done so. Yet, when I go back to history, it is all recorded there. How do I permanently delete the history of my page visits to stop malware? Thanks.
  • Mozilla Cranks Firefox to 11

    03/15/2012 6:11:48 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    Datamation ^ | 14 March 2012 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla is out with another rapid release of the open source Firefox web browser. Firefox 11 delivers at least 8 security fixes, including a fix for zero day flaws reported at the pwn2own hacking challenge last week.Firefox 11 isn't just about security updates. It also expands on the developer tools that Firefox 10 delivered six weeks ago.On the security front, there are five security advisories rated as critical for Firefox 11. The critical flaws fixed include a use-after-free memory flaw in shlwapi.dll and what Mozilla refers to as, 'miscellaneous memory safety hazards'.Memory errors were also found in Firefox's handling of...
  • Interesting add-on for Firefox - Collusion

    03/03/2012 6:52:18 PM PST · by djf · 47 replies
    I just installed the "Collusion" add-on to Firefox. Anybody else tried this one? It shows a graphic of websites that are supposedly tracking you when you open a page. So far, FR is clean. Rense IS NOT! Neither is Drudge! Not sure exactly what it means by "websites that are tracking me". Cookies? One of those weird pixel thingamajigs? I may leave it installed, I might trash it, not sure yet...
  • Mozilla -- Introducing Collusion

    03/01/2012 2:58:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 36+ views
    Mozilla ^ | March 1, 2012
    Discover who’s tracking you onlineCollusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.
  • Mozilla explains user-tracking proposal for Firefox

    02/08/2012 10:27:47 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 3 replies
    The Register ^ | 8 February 2012 | Kelly Fiveash
    In a story published yesterday your humble Reg writer wrongly confused Mozilla's Telemetry project with the open-source outfit's so-called Metrics Data Ping proposal. Mozilla has been in touch to clear things up. The org's global privacy and policy boss Alex Fowler kindly explained the differences between the two systems to us. "The Metrica Data Ping proposal is not Telemetry. Telemetry is a component of Firefox that collects anonymous browser performance data for around 200 data points. It's voluntary, doesn't include a universally unique identifier (UUID), and is under the user's control," he said. As we noted in our earlier piece,...
  • USER-TRACKING Firefox sparks Mozilla civil war

    02/07/2012 10:42:58 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    The Register ^ | 7 February 2012 | Kelly Fiveash
    Mozilla coders are arguing among themselves about the open-source outfit's Metrics Data Ping project, which was designed to monitor Firefox usage metrics. Several coders in the Mozilla camp have expressed concern about how some developers are proposing the project should collect data from users of the browser. "It seems as if we are saying that since we already collect most of this data via various product features, that makes it ok to also collect this data in a central place and attach an ID to it," wrote the org's engineering manager Benjamin Smedberg in a mailing list email entitled 'Anonymous...
  • Firefox 10 hits the streets

    02/01/2012 7:45:59 PM PST · by CedarDave · 36 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | January 31, 2012 | Geoff Duncan
    Mozilla has set loose Firefox 10, the latest version of its open-source Web browser for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. New features in the release are largely limited to technologies aimed at Web developers, but there’s one important new feature that ought to appeal to anyone who has augmented their browser’s functionality: by default, most add-ons will be compatible with new versions of Firefox by default, and users will have an easier time managing and (if necessary) updating their add-ons to new versions of the browser. In previous versions of Firefox, Mozilla assumed add-ons weren’t compatible with new versions...
  • Attention Firefox users!

    01/26/2012 12:01:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    None | 01-26-2012 | Red Badger
    I just noticed that when I open a new tab in FF, it is labelled New Tab, as in NewT!............
  • Firefox New Ad, "What's New" What Do You Think?

    01/11/2012 12:39:28 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 46 replies
    As a non-profit, we’re free to innovate on your behalf without any pressure to compromise.
  • Firefox Add-On Bypasses SOPA DNS Blocking

    12/21/2011 8:39:14 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 21 replies
    Torrent Freak ^ | 20 December 2011 | Ernesto
    The pending Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) continues to inspire opponents to come up with creative solutions to circumvent it. A new anti-SOPA add-on for Firefox, titled “DeSopa,” is such a counter measure.When installed, users can click a single button to resolve a blocked domain via foreign DNS servers, bypassing all domestic DNS blockades and allowing the user to browse the site though the bare IP-address (if supported). “I feel that the general public is not aware of the gravity of SOPA and Congress seems like they are about to cater to the special interests involved, to the detriment of...
  • Firefox and Camino Browser Issue (vanity)

    12/02/2011 4:04:24 PM PST · by steelyourfaith · 6 replies
    After my most recent Firefox software update a couple of days ago I have experienced font problems.
  • Firefox 8 Locks Down Plug-ins

    11/09/2011 4:36:27 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 43 replies
    Datamation ^ | 8 November 2011 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla's rapid release train has pulled into the station on time, with the fifth major Firefox browser release of 2011. Firefox 8 is being released today, providing developers with new capabilities and offering users more security via a new add-ons policy."We're proud of the way Firefox continues to move the web forward in this release," Gavin Sharp, Firefox engineer and the Firefox module owner told "Our support for Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) in WebGL lets developers build incredible 3D experiences on the Web in a secure way."Sharp noted that Firefox 8 also introduces a simpler way for HTML5 applications...
  • Computer Help Please

    10/03/2011 9:36:03 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 30 replies
    Vanity | October 2, 2011 | Chuckster
    Little help here please. After the latest automatic update, Firefox refuses to run on my computer (Win XP Pro). I have tried everything I can think of but it just will not run. Firefox is set as the default browser on my computer but will not start by clicking the desktop shortcut, or from the start menu. I have tried starting it from the Run command line and by going into the file manager and starting it from program files. Nothing. Thanks for any help anyone can offer. I have uninstalled, reinstalled and rebooted several times - no joy. While...
  • Computer Help Please

    10/03/2011 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 16 replies
    Vanity | October 2, 2011 | Chuckster
    Little help here please. After the latest automatic update, Firefox refuses to run on my computer (Win XP Pro). I have tried everything I can think of but it just will not run. Firefox is set as the default browser on my computer but will not start by clicking the desktop shortcut, or from the start menu. I have tried starting it from the Run command line and by going into the file manager and starting it from program files. Nothing. Thanks for any help anyone can offer. I have uninstalled, reinstalled and rebooted several times - no joy. While...
  • Firefox Technical Question

    10/02/2011 6:54:07 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 29 replies
    Technical question for anyone. I have noticed anytime I try to watch a video from Fox News that it will either not load or take a real long time if I load it in Firefox. However, if I use Internet Explorer, then there are no issues. Ditto on ESPN. Therefore, whenever I want to watch a video on one of these two sites I have to go to Internet Explorer to watch. Oh and these two sites never have an issue with Internet explorer? Every other video web site I go to have no problem loading it in Firefox. Do...
  • How do I get rid of 'Yahoo Toolbar'?.....

    09/28/2011 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Adobe Reader Update | 09-28-2011 | Red Badger
    An update to Adobe Reader installed Yahoo Toolbar on my computer. I have Firefox 6.0 It seems to have slowed it down. How do I get rid of it?............