Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Community members can earn rewards in the native cryptocurrency token, PRE, for searching and referring new users. About: Presearch is building an open, decentralised search engine that rewards community members for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again

According to a former Mozilla executive, it’s something Google has been doing for years: intentionally sabotaging Firefox to increase Chrome’s popularity. "Google Chrome ads started appearing next to Firefox search terms. Each time one of these issues arose, Firefox lost users to Chrome.

Former Mozilla exec: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years

Former Mozilla exec: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years

"When I started at Mozilla in 2007 there was no Google Chrome, and most folks we spoke with inside [Google] were Firefox fans," Nightingale recollected in a Twitter thread on Saturday.

Петиция · Simple option to disable Pocket in Firefox · Change.org

Петиция · Simple option to disable Pocket in Firefox · Change.org

Firefox browser comes with Pocket extension built-in and the Settings option does not disable the service completely. 1) Add a simple and intuitive option in Firefox Settings to disable Pocket extension entirely:. - ensure that Pocket sites and API endpoints are not queried without user's explicit intent.

NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome

NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome

Logo: Giorgio Maone // Composition: ZDNet. Starting today, the NoScript Firefox extension, a popular tool for privacy-focused users, is also available for Google Chrome, Giorgio Maone, NoScript's author, has told ZDNet. Hacker group has been hijacking DNS traffic on D-Link routers for three months Why is it so hard for us to pay attention to cybersecurity?

Firefox's New Anti-Tracking Feature Blocks Cryptomining and Fingerprinting Sites: How to Enable

Firefox's New Anti-Tracking Feature Blocks Cryptomining and Fingerprinting Sites: How to Enable

Given the rise in harmful practices like cryptocurrency mining and fingerprinting, Mozilla has now introduced a new anti-tracking feature for its Firefox browser. Once you are on the latest Nightly Beta 68 or Beta 67 version of Firefox , the anti-tracking feature will have to be enabled manually.

Protections Against Fingerprinting and Cryptocurrency Mining Available in Firefox Nightly and Beta

Protections Against Fingerprinting and Cryptocurrency Mining Available in Firefox Nightly and Beta

We have added a feature to block fingerprinting and cryptomining in Firefox Nightly as an option for users to turn on. In Firefox Nightly 68 and Beta 67, these new protections against fingerprinting and cryptomining are currently disabled by default.

Why uBlock Origin requests to store unlimited data in Firefox

Why uBlock Origin requests to store unlimited data in Firefox

Why uBlock Origin requests to store unlimited data in Firefox. Firefox users who have the content blocker uBlock Origin installed receive a permission prompt currently when uBlock Origin is updating. Firefox users who have the content blocker uBlock Origin installed receive a permission prompt currently when uBlock Origin is updating.

A Few Simple Steps to Vastly Increase Your Privacy Online

A Few Simple Steps to Vastly Increase Your Privacy Online

We'll switch up your browser and search engine, add some plugins to block surveillance, and get a little technical with DNS servers.

EU member state websites laden with third-party cookies

EU member state websites laden with third-party cookies

A new report (PDF) reveals that the vast majority of EU member state websites are laden with third-party cookies that are not disclosed to visitors. Third-party service plugins and embeds are the main way in which trackers landed on government and public health sector websites according to the report.

Firefox Send — Free Encrypted File Transfer Service Now Available For All

Firefox Send — Free Encrypted File Transfer Service Now Available For All

Mozilla has finally launched its free, end-to-end encrypted file-transfer service, called Mozilla has finally launched its free, end-to-end encrypted file-transfer service, called Firefox Send , to the public, allowing users to securely share large files like video, audio or photo files that can be too big to fit into an email attachment.

Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private

Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private

Here’s how Firefox Send works: <span style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" data-mce-type="bookmark" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> Encryption & Controls at your fingertips Imagine the last time you moved into a new apartment or purchased a home and had to share financial information like your credit report over the web.

Firefox to add Tor Browser anti-fingerprinting technique called letterboxing

Firefox to add Tor Browser anti-fingerprinting technique called letterboxing

Firefox users will first need to visit the about:config page, enter " privacy.resistFingerprinting " in the search box, and toggle the browser's anti-fingerprinting features to " true ." Image: ZDNet Firefox's letterboxing support doesn't only work when resizing a browser window but also works when users are maximizing the browser window, or entering in fullscreen mode.

How Mozilla moved fast to block Facebook and other privacy invaders from your web browser

How Mozilla moved fast to block Facebook and other privacy invaders from your web browser

When Facebook users learned last March that the social media giant had given their sensitive information to political-data firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla (parent company of the security-focused browser Firefox) reacted fast: Within eight hours, the product team had built a browser extension called the Facebook Container.

How to remove DarkMatter Certificates from Firefox

How to remove DarkMatter Certificates from Firefox

Cyber-security company DarkMatter, based in the United Arab Emirates, applied to become a top-level certificate authority in Mozilla's root certificate program recently. Summary Article Name How to remove DarkMatter Certificates from Firefox Description Cyber-security company DarkMatter, based in the United Arab Emirates, applied to become a top-level certificate authority in Mozilla's root certificate program recently.

Firefox 67 to display breach alerts

Firefox 67 to display breach alerts

Mozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox Monitor by displaying breach alerts to users of the browser. The feature was passive at that time; users could check whether an account -- email address -- was found on hacked passwords lists, and they could sign up to receive alerts when a particular account was discovered on new leaked lists.

Firefox fights for family privacy

Firefox fights for family privacy

With Firefox, digital privacy becomes a little more possible for your family Firefox products work by collecting a minimum amount of sensitive information about the people who use them, such as their browsing habits.

Steamp0rt/Big-Ol-Privacy-Guide

Steamp0rt/Big-Ol-Privacy-Guide

Nice looking UI, fully open source, free (albeit with premium), stores encrypted vault on cloud (but it can be self-hosted) Malwarebytes [D] - It's always good to have a second line of defense against malware, after your own common sense, of course!

Mozilla Adding CryptoMining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox

Mozilla Adding CryptoMining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox

In one of the bug posts , Mozilla has uploaded a mockup of how cryptomining and fingerprinting detection and blocking will be added to Firefox's Content Blocking privacy feature.

Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio

Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio

We only allow a site to play audio or video aloud via the HTMLMediaElement API once a web page has had user interaction to initiate the audio, such as the user clicking on a “play” button. There are some sites on which users want audible autoplay audio and video to be allowed.

Firefox makes it easier for users to dodge ad-trackers

Firefox makes it easier for users to dodge ad-trackers

Standard mode is the current default, which blocks known trackers in private browsing mode and doesn’t block third-party tracking cookies at all. Finally, there’s a custom mode that lets users set their own anti-tracking options, selecting either basic or strict Disconnect lists.

Defining the tracking practices that will be blocked in Firefox

Defining the tracking practices that will be blocked in Firefox

In support of this effort, today we are releasing an anti-tracking policy that outlines the tracking practices that Firefox will block by default. With the release of our new policy, we’ve defined the set of tracking practices that we think users need to be protected against.

Chromium to Weaken Ad-Blockers – Impacts Chrome, Edge and Brave Browsers

Chromium to Weaken Ad-Blockers – Impacts Chrome, Edge and Brave Browsers

Chromium Moves to Weaken Ad-Blockers Googles’ developers of Chromium, the framework that makes up not only the Chromium browser, but many other browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and the Brave browser have announced changes they plan to make to how extensions work .

How to Detect if a browser plugin is spying on you

How to Detect if a browser plugin is spying on you

In this article, I will walk through the typical steps I take to check if any of my data is being sent somewhere I don't like, and then sharing my analysis of the top 10 plugins in Firefox and Chrome: This process won't catch everything - tricky authors can work around these detection measures.

Andrew's Facebook Cleaner

Andrew's Facebook Cleaner

- Other userscripts mark posts as spam in an attempt to hide/remove them. The Hide feature in this userscript will unmark them as spam (and hide them).

Undetectable Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Attacks through JavaScript and HTTP headers trickery

Undetectable Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Attacks through JavaScript and HTTP headers trickery

Comment 1 • 4 months ago CC: decal Flags: needinfo?(giacomo) (Reporter) Comment 6 • 4 months ago (In reply to Daniel Veditz [:dveditz] from comment #5) > The current behavior appears to be dictated by the various specifications of > the web.

Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements

Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements

The project uses the Ghacks user.js and other information to create a browser that offers better privacy and security out of the box. While privacy configuration files like the Ghacks user.js file can be applied to the browser to achieve the same, the main benefit of running Librefox is that it offers most of that right away.

Intika/Librefox-Firefox: Librefox, official firefox set for a better privacy, security and performances

Intika/Librefox-Firefox: Librefox, official firefox set for a better privacy, security and performances

Librefox uses gHacks settings, additional privacy, performances settings and a cleaned bundle of firefox (updater, crashreporter and integrated addons that don't respect privacy are removed) to provide : to Copy local-settings.js to /firefox-install-dir/defaults/pref/ Mozilla.cfg : Locking firefox settings for security, privacy & prevent settings changes

If you care about your privacy, try these special versions of Firefox

If you care about your privacy, try these special versions of Firefox

Both Beta and Nightly are available for Android devices, but there’s an easier option for maximum privacy and security on all phones and tablets: A special mobile browser called Firefox Focus.

While we Blink, we loose the Web

While we Blink, we loose the Web

It is like as if they were building cars, there is a lot they can do without actually changing the engine itself, and thats what the Web Browsers are becoming, everyone is working on parts of the car but all the engines are now Chrome and believe me, you don’t want all the engines to be the same, not even if they are all Gecko or if somehow we resurrect Presto, we want diversity of engines and not monoculture.

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