We’re proud to announce that the Qubes OS Project has been awarded a Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) awards program grant in the amount of 128,000 USD.
For the report, released today, researchers looked at 15 video chat apps — Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, Jitsi Meet, Skype, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Signal, Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans, GoTo Meeting, Cisco WebEx, Houseparty, Discord, and — and evaluated them based on a host of categories.
As an explanation, Mozilla claims that “we need better insight into our opt-out rates for telemetry” to “ensure new features improve your user experience and to guide Mozilla’s business decisions.”.
However, the way Mozilla implemented DNS-over-HTTPS in the Firefox web browser also received criticism over in past few months over favoring Cloudflare and instead of trying to upgrade to an encrypted DoH server operated by the user's existing DNS provider.
Starting today, Mozilla will turn on by default DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for Firefox users in the US, the company has announced.When it announced that it would be turning on DoH by default last year, Mozilla said that it would allow for opt-in parental controls and disable DoH if Firefox detects them.
Chrome, Firefox, and Safari were each ranked in the second-lowest privacy tier, while Microsoft Edge and Yandex were ranked as „least private.“ „For users of Edge and Yandex … my advice would be to change browser,“ the study’s author told Business Insider.
The Mozilla Firefox web browser, like the majority of browsers available today, collects Telemetry data which Mozilla introduced in Firefox 7 in 2011,.Firefox collects only "non-personal information" such as "performance, hardware, usage, and customizations" according to Mozilla.
While it is arguable that telemetry data isn’t technically “personal data” when it is viewed on its own without other information; however, if there’s a way to link a given set of telemetry data to a particular Firefox browser instance and IP address – and Mozilla just revealed that there is – then that telemetry data all of a sudden becomes the most personal of data.
Anu Raghunathan, a math and mechanical engineering major at New York University and chair of the university’s Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) chapter told Motherboard she was surprised by the Mozilla reception of an event she organized at NYU in October, where students and expert panelists discussed ethical AI, discrimination against women in tech, and algorithimic bias.
Remote code execution is the holy grail of zero day vulnerabilities, and the fact that one of the most popular privacy and security focused browsers in the world had such a flaw should be a massive wake up call to internet browser users around the world.
The issue is this: Firefox versions for desktop older than the just-patched version contain a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of a user’s entire operating system—whether they use Windows or Mac. More alarming, the vulnerability is already being exploited in the wild, thus Homeland Security stepping in with the urgent plea for users to upgrade.
Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox that fixes an actively exploited zero-day that could allow attackers to take control of users' computers.In an advisory, Mozilla rated the vulnerability critical and said it was "aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw."
One of the main advantages over Firefox's preferences file is that it has priority and that it is a user-owned file that is left untouched when Mozilla makes changes to the browser.
The next stable version of the Firefox web browser, Firefox 72, includes a new option to have collected Telemetry data deleted.The next stable version of the Firefox web browser, Firefox 72, includes a new option to have collected Telemetry data deleted.
To eliminate the temptation for ISPs to peek, Mozilla began offering a service that encrypts DNS requests and sends them to providers that pledge not to log or share your data, rather than to your ISP’s own, unencrypted DNS server.
Over this weekend, Palant reported his findings to both the browser makers, Mozilla, and Google, of which Mozilla took immediate action by temporarily removing the extensions from its Firefox Add-on store within 24 hours until Avast resolves the issue.
The folks at the Mozilla Foundation, which makes the Firefox browser, have consumers in mind with a new chart outlining the worst privacy offenders this holiday season, a list that's topped by the Ring video doorbell and ancillary products, the Roku streaming players and WEMO's smart home accessory, a Wi-Fi-connected light dimmer.
On September 19, a coalition of ISPs sent a letter to Congress voicing concerns that the protocol would centralize Google as the primary DNS lookup provider, virtually shutting out competition.
Mozilla is working on integrating a privacy-focused rival to Google Translate that will enable Firefox users to read pages in different languages without gobbling up data.
The decision to focus on data privacy in marketing the Mozilla brand came from research conducted by the company four years ago into the rise of consumers who make values-based decisions on not only what they purchase but where they spend their time.
Google and Mozilla are trying to address these concerns by adding support in their browsers for sending DNS queries over the encrypted HTTPS protocol.Despite insinuations from telecom companies, Google says, the company has no plans to switch Chrome users to its own DNS servers.
Alongside technologies like TLS 1.3 and encrypted SNI, DoH has the potential to provide tremendous privacy protections.But to avoid having this technology deployment produce such a powerful centralizing effect, EFF is calling for widespread deployment of DNS over HTTPS support by Internet service providers themselves.
Starting in late September 2019, DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is going to be rolled out to Firefox users in the United States.Starting in late September 2019, DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is going to be rolled out to Firefox users in the United States.
San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Mozilla have teamed up in an open letter to Venmo, telling the popular payment app to clean up its privacy settings, which leaves sensitive financial data exposed to the public.
It comes after reports internet services providers in the country have required people to install a government-issued certificate on all devices and in every browser.
"When a user in Kazakhstan installs the root certificate provided by their ISP, they are choosing to trust a CA that doesn't have to follow any rules and can issue a certificate for any website to anyone," Mozilla explained in a blog post published today.
The researchers had to collect this data by scraping Facebook's Ad Library API, a tool Facebook released after Mozilla called on the company to make its political advertisements more transparent ahead of the May 2019 EU elections.
Starting in Firefox 70, Mozilla aims to have the browser report when any of your saved logins were found in data breaches. Compromised Password Notification in Firefox Lockwise Mozilla will also plans on displaying stats for the amount of data breaches your logins were involved in the browser's upcoming protection report.