Firefox Stable gets option to show modified preferences on about:config only

Firefox Stable gets option to show modified preferences on about:config only

Firefox's about:config page can best be described as a treasure trove for users who want to modified browser preferences that are, for the most part, not displayed in the user interface options.

Privacy Talks | Interview with Tyler Ahn from Mozilla Firefox

Privacy Talks | Interview with Tyler Ahn from Mozilla Firefox

[6:11] – You mentioned the enhanced tracking protection, can you go into that a little bit more and describe exactly what it is protecting Firefox users from?How does an internet user use Firefox Monitor to become more informed about data breaches and what is it exactly that is being monitored?

Continuing to Protect our Users in Kazakhstan

Continuing to Protect our Users in Kazakhstan

When a user in Kazakhstan installs the root certificate provided by their ISP, they are choosing to trust a Certificate Authority (CA) that enables the interception and decryption of network communications between Firefox and the website.

Mozilla Urges Users to Support Apple's Planned Anti-Tracking Changes: 'A Huge Win for Consumers'

Mozilla Urges Users to Support Apple's Planned Anti-Tracking Changes: 'A Huge Win for Consumers'

This pressure from some advertisers has led Firefox maker Mozilla to launch a new page in which it urges people to show their support for Apple's decision, so that it does not further delay.

Perhaps Mozilla Should Unfck Itself Before “Unfcking The Internet”

Perhaps Mozilla Should Unfck Itself Before “Unfcking The Internet”

Yet, people get laid off because there’s no money, despite the “fellowships & awards” category at Mozilla’s blog showing an at least +$10 million spending (With help of other funds) on these social activities and other web projects just in the last two months.

If you used Firefox to access Twitter, your non-public info may have been exposed

If you used Firefox to access Twitter, your non-public info may have been exposed

This means that if you accessed Twitter from a shared or public computer via Mozilla Firefox and took actions like downloading your Twitter data archive or sending or receiving media via Direct Message, this information may have been stored in the browser’s cache even after you logged out of Twitter.

Now you can enforce your privacy rights with a single browser tick

Now you can enforce your privacy rights with a single browser tick

CA DOJ is encouraged to see the technology community developing a global privacy control in furtherance of the CCPA and consumer privacy rights.“CA DOJ is encouraged to see the technology community developing a global privacy control in furtherance of the CCPA and consumer privacy rights.”.

Tor In 2020, What Changed?

Tor In 2020, What Changed?

The press is still one of the most threatening things for Tor. It's often portrayed to only be used by criminals and the like, even though most people use it for regular browsing in the hope of not being tracked.

A New Open-Source Tool for Tracking Disinformation

A New Open-Source Tool for Tracking Disinformation

The Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT) — co-created by Mozilla Fellow Emmi Bevensee — provides a free, open, and intuitive way to scrutinize what’s trending on internet platforms.

Update on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes

Update on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes

As Mozilla tightens and refines its product focus in 2020, today we are announcing the end of life for two legacy services that grew out of the Firefox Test Pilot program: Firefox Send and Firefox Notes.

A grim outlook on the future of browser add-ons

A grim outlook on the future of browser add-ons

As to the decision about what to replace it with, I’m still not convinced that Mozilla made a good choice when they decided to copy Chrome’s extension APIs. While this made development of cross-browser extensions easier, it also limited Firefox extensions to the functionality supported by Chrome.

Web browsing histories are private personal data - now what

Web browsing histories are private personal data - now what

In 2009-2011 we did some research work motivated with a positive aim of educating web users about certain risks of browsing history leaks.The authors replicated also the theoretical potential for third-party resource providers (i.e. trackers) to reidentify users based on web browsing history fingerprints.

Google Deal Should Keep Mozilla Afloat for Years

Google Deal Should Keep Mozilla Afloat for Years

The publication says that Mozilla will earn between $400 million and $450 million each year through 2023 from the agreement, which ensures that Google will be the default search service in Firefox.

Web by Google (TM)

Web by Google (TM)

But Google doesn’t even need Chrome to dictate standards since it controls the Web’s front door.I think it’s safe to say that Google’s AdWords is the dominant advertising platform on the open Web, which means it holds a commanding position in the Web’s finances.

Mozilla is laying off 250 people and planning a ‘new focus’ on making money

Mozilla is laying off 250 people and planning a ‘new focus’ on making money

“I desperately wish there was some other way.” As part of the layoffs, Baker laid out a series of new focuses for Mozilla to set a stronger course for the company.

Firefox 80: HTTPS-only Mode in Settings

Firefox 80: HTTPS-only Mode in Settings

Up until now, Nightly users had to set the value of the preference dom.security.https_only_mode to TRUE to enable the feature in the browser.Mozilla added a new preference to Firefox 80 Nightly that provides users of the browser with options to enable the HTTPS-Only mode in the browser.

Digicert will shovel some 50,000 EV HTTPS certificates into the furnace this Saturday after audit bungle

Digicert will shovel some 50,000 EV HTTPS certificates into the furnace this Saturday after audit bungle

On Monday, Digicert VP of product security and compliance Brenda Bernal explained, via Mozilla's Bugzilla system, that the mass revocation this week was needed because intermediate certificate authorities created between August 2013 and February 2018 were incorrectly left out of its audit reports.

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Comcast to handle DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox-using subscribers

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Comcast to handle DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox-using subscribers

Comcast has agreed to be the first home broadband internet provider to handle secure DNS-over-HTTPS queries for Firefox browser users in the US, Mozilla has announced.

Qubes awarded MOSS Mission Partners grant!

Qubes awarded MOSS Mission Partners grant!

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.

Privacy experts reviewed popular video-chat apps, and *yikes*

Privacy experts reviewed popular video-chat apps, and *yikes*

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.

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75

Mozilla installs Scheduled Telemetry Task on Windows with Firefox 75.Observant Firefox users on Windows who have updated the web browser to Firefox 75 may have noticed that the upgrade brought along with it a new scheduled tasks.

Mozilla does not respect user requests to stop tracking telemetry data

Mozilla does not respect user requests to stop tracking telemetry data

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.”.

Firefox enables DNS-over-HTTPS by default (with Cloudflare) for all U.S. users

Firefox enables DNS-over-HTTPS by default (with Cloudflare) for all U.S. users

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.

Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

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.

A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

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.

Browse the Telemetry that Firefox collects

Browse the Telemetry that Firefox collects

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.

The Firefox Browser is a privacy nightmare on desktop and mobile

The Firefox Browser is a privacy nightmare on desktop and mobile

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.

Mozilla Wants Young People to Consider ‘Ethical Issues’ Before Taking Jobs in Tech

Mozilla Wants Young People to Consider ‘Ethical Issues’ Before Taking Jobs in Tech

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.

US government urges everyone to update Mozilla Firefox to v72.0.1 because of an active exploit that allows remote code execution

US government urges everyone to update Mozilla Firefox to v72.0.1 because of an active exploit that allows remote code execution

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.

Firefox attacks: Homeland Security urges all users to update browsers immediately in rare warning

Firefox attacks: Homeland Security urges all users to update browsers immediately in rare warning

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.