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  • Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

    02/27/2020 2:16:36 PM PST · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    theverge.com ^ | Feb 25, 2020 | Jon Porter
    Starting today, Mozilla will turn on by default DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for Firefox users in the US, the company has announced. DoH is a new standard that encrypts a part of your internet traffic that’s typically sent over an unencrypted plain text connection, and which could allow others to see what websites you’re visiting, even when your communication with the website itself is encrypted using HTTPS. Mozilla says it is the first browser to support the new standard by default, and will be rolling it out gradually over the coming weeks in order to address any unforeseen issues.Whenever you...
  • DHS says to update firefox now

    01/11/2020 9:01:23 AM PST · by CarolinaReaganFan · 41 replies
    Firefox attacks: Homeland Security urges all users to update browsers immediately in rare warning
  • Firefox will let users delete collected data thanks to California's new privacy law

    01/03/2020 9:04:31 AM PST · by Openurmind · 28 replies
    Cnet ^ | Jan 2, 2020 | Oscar Gonzalez , Laura Hautala
    Mozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser, says it's giving all users more control of their own data. The change is spurred by the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, which went into effect Wednesday. The new data privacy law gives California residents the right to know what personal data tech companies collect. It also enables people to ask companies to delete their data and not sell it. Mozilla said changes it's making under the CCPA will apply to every Firefox user, not just those in California. In a blog post Tuesday, Mozilla said it'll give Firefox users the option...
  • Heres What Happened When Reid Hoffman and Other Tech Bigwigs Went to the Vatican to Talk Morality

    10/02/2019 6:28:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/26/19 | Eric J. Lyman
    Ask Internet entrepreneur and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Reid Hoffman how he decides which companies to invest in, and hell tell you he has a simple litmus test to determine whether to give the idea a closer look. I want to invest in companies that play to one or more of the seven deadly sins, Hoffman said. For those a bit rusty, those sins would be: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Hoffman, best known as co-founder of LinkedIn, says the business-professional networking-platform most embodies the deadly sin of greed. In the end, LinkedIn is helping someone earn...
  • Firefox disables broweser extensions.

    05/04/2019 7:58:53 AM PDT · by Ouderkirk · 115 replies
    my browser | 5/4/2019 | Self
    I am not much of a vanity poster. This morning I have noticed that Firefox had disabled my browser extensions for Ghostery and Adblock plus. I tried to install several other adblock anti-trackers and none of them will install. I have tried to re-install them yet I am denied. I hate to wave goodbye to Firefox as I have been onboard since the Netscape days. But, I cannot get these extensions to install no matter what I do and I will dump them if they want to force the issue
  • Dissenter BANNED From Firefox browser...

    05/04/2019 7:25:30 AM PDT · by GraceG · 47 replies
    Woke up this morning to find out that Firefox just disabled Dissenter along with a few other web-add-ons in my browser... for "Security" reasons... Isn't it always the same... they Sacrifice OUR RIGHT to free speech using the excuse of an Security Update...
  • [Vanity] Pale Moon Question

    02/03/2019 6:39:58 PM PST · by TBP · 35 replies
    Me | Today | TBP
    I have a question for browser-savvy FReepers. I downloaded Pale Moon, which seems to be a good browser. A lot of FReepers use it, and that is how I first heard of it. It changed the font size on my email to about 350 percent, and I cannot find a way to reduce it back to 100 percent (i.e., normal size.) Can anyone tell me how to do it? Thank you.
  • Facebook Fired Virtual Reality Pioneer for Supporting Trump

    11/13/2018 11:39:57 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 12, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Silicon Valley is in thrall to the cult of diversity. Its measures its employees against racial metrics even as an industry, whose engine is meant to be the intellect, purges any hint of intellectual diversity. It happened at Mozilla with Brendan Eich, the creator of Javascript. It happened at Google with James Damore. Now it happened at Facebook with Palmer Luckey. Luckey's Oculus fueled the race for virtual reality. Facebook bought his company for a fortune. And then it forced him out because he supported Trump and opposed Hillary.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Life after Google: 10 Laws of the Cryptocosm'

    10/16/2018 6:46:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 17, 2018 | George Gilder
    Googles security foibles, its aggregate and advertise model, its avoidance of price signals, its silos of customer data, and its visions of machine mind are unlikely to survive the root-and-branch revolution of distributed peer-to-peer technology, which I call the cryptocosm. Today, all around us, scores of thousands of engineers and entrepreneurs are contriving a new system of the world that transcends the limits and illusions of the Google realm. In the Google era, the prime rule of the Internet is Communications first. That means everything is free to be copied, moved, and mutated. While most of us welcome free on...
  • The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative: Building a movement to fight misinformation online

    08/20/2018 8:24:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Mozilla.org ^ | August 8, 2017 | Katharina Borchert
    Today, we are announcing the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative (MITI)a comprehensive effort to keep the Internet credible and healthy. Mozilla is developing products, research, and communities to battle information pollution and so-called fake news online. And were seeking partners and allies to help us do so. Heres why. Imagine this: Two news articles are shared simultaneously online. The first is a deeply reported and thoroughly fact checked story from a credible news-gathering organization. Perhaps Le Monde, the Wall Street Journal, or Sddeutsche Zeitung. The second is a false or misleading story. But the article is designed to mimic content from...
  • FIREFOX browsers will soon block fake news flagged by George Soros-linked left-wing groups

    08/19/2018 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 73 replies
    NewsTarget.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Jayson Veley
    Whats become abundantly clear over the past few months is that liberals are now jumping on the anti-fake news bandwagon and using it as an excuse to censor political speech that doesnt align with their radical agenda. This strategy is perhaps most prominent on social media and various websites across the Internet, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and is implemented by teams of leftists and extremists like George Soros who show zero regards for the freedom of speech outlined in the First Amendment. Its as if the ability to control what information is spread across the Internet and what information...
  • Firefox/Vanity

    03/22/2018 10:02:42 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 66 replies
    Sorry for the vanity but my frustration with Firefox drove me here. I'll look on the internet too. After I get my airline reservations done. I've switched over to Pale Moon but wanted to check here. Over the last few months Firefox goes into process loops that lasts for a minute or two or more. This morning I tried to cross check prices on airline flights using several tabs and Firefox just like dies looping. I don't want to do a reset 'cause I lose settings. Did a reset a couple of months back and lost all my Reminder entries....
  • How to protect your PC against the major Meltdown CPU security flaw

    01/04/2018 6:45:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.theverge.com ^ | Jan 4, 2018, 8:12am EST | By Tom Warren
    Only Intel machines are affected by Meltdown Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw only affects Intel processors, and researchers have already released proof of concept code that could lead to attacks using Meltdown. The vulnerabilities allow an attacker to compromise the privileged memory of a processor by exploiting the way processes run in parallel. They also allow an attacker to use JavaScript code...
  • Mozilla launches new Firefox today

    11/15/2017 11:50:36 AM PST · by Elderberry · 113 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | 11/15/2017 | Nick Farrell
    Quantum it is rather good Mozilla today launched Firefox 57, branded Firefox Quantum, for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. We have been running it for a month or so and it is rather good. Mozilla calls Quantum by far the biggest update since Firefox 1.0 in 2004, but even ignoring the hyperbole it does bring much needed performance improvements and a visual redesign to the Firefox stable. Firefox 57 for the desktop is available for download now on Firefox.com, and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. The Android version is trickling out slowly on...
  • Mozilla Will Kill Legacy Firefox Add-Ons in Exactly Three Months (Now November 14, 2017)

    10/23/2017 3:03:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 122 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | August 14, 2017 | Catalin Cimpanu
    On November 14 Mozilla will take the biggest gamble in its long history when the organization will ship Firefox 57, the first version of its browser that will stop supporting legacy Firefox add-ons. This means that starting with Firefox 57 the browser will support only new add-ons written on top of the newer WebExtensions SDK. All legacy Firefox add-ons written on the old XUL-based Add-Ons SDK will stop working. In a blog post last week, Mozilla said it will continue to allow developers to upload and list legacy Firefox add-ons on its add-ons portal (AMO), but they'll only show up...
  • Mozilla gives $100k to fund Antifa email

    10/23/2017 2:38:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 56 replies
    The Lunduke Show ^ | October 9, 2017 | Bryan Lunduke
    Mozilla, maker of Firefox, has awarded $100,000 USD to fund the email for RiseUp.net. The email service used by Antifa -- a domestic terrorist organization within the United States. Multiple attempts to get a statement from Mozilla & RiseUp -- for over half a week -- have been met with total silence.
  • Mozilla rolls out new initiative to fight 'fake news'

    08/12/2017 5:33:00 AM PDT · by Pollard · 42 replies
    Mozilla is joining the fight against "fake news" with a new initiative designed to combat the spread of misinformation on the Internet, the company announced Wednesday. In a post on its blog, the company said it is launching the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, a four-pronged project that focuses on product, literacy, research and creative interventions. Through the initiative, Mozilla plans to forge partnerships to develop technology combatting misinformation, invest in web literacy programs to address misinformation, research the impact misinformation has on a person's online experiences, and fund technologists who are fighting misinformation. From the horses mouth. https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/08/08/mozilla-information-trust-initiative-building-movement-fight-misinformation-online/
  • FR FYI: Mozilla takes a hard left (image.)

    04/11/2017 12:58:42 PM PDT · by golux · 35 replies
    Mozilla | April 11 2017 | Golux
  • Firefox Update deleted all of my bookmarks

    12/09/2016 11:25:32 AM PST · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Firefox | 12/9/16
    I hav been getting nags from Firefox about "updating my obsolete version of Firefox. So I did. And all of my bookmarks disappeared. Any advice on how to retrieve them? And no, Restore is no help. The update restarted my restore earliest date to after the update. Thanks, Mozilla.
  • Brave Browser (Vanity)

    09/30/2016 4:38:21 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 38 replies
    9/30/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    Started using the "Brave" browser today after downloading and setting it up last night. Browser was written by the programmer who wrote Firefox but who was later forced out at Mozilla by the queers, freaks and perverts for supporting traditional marriage. Browser blocks all ads and popups which makes browsing quick and efficient again. Not a lot of instructions but most of the setup mirrors Firefox or is intuitive. Can be obtained free from WWW.Brave.com