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Mozilla celebrates 10,000 days of the web

Mozilla is looking for supporters to help it celebrate 10,000 days of the web. The company has created a Thunderclap campaign, allowing users to join it in appreciating what the web has achieved. It was proposed at CERN exactly 10,000 days ago.

Op-Ed: New Brave browser pays you to watch new safe ads

Sydney - Brendan Eich, the co-founder of Mozilla, has invented a new browser which is a lot nicer to online users, safer, and may even solve the Adblock problem for advertisers. He may also have saved Internet advertising from itself.

Mozilla kills off Firefox OS for smartphones, refocuses on IoT

Three years after unveiling Firefox OS for smartphones, Mozilla has called time on the struggling platform that originally aimed to compete with the likes of iOS and Android. Its lack of market share has defeated it and led the company to refocus on IoT.

Brave web browser has automatic ad block, built by ex-Mozilla CEO

Brendan Eich, founder and ex-CEO of Mozilla, has announced a new web browser for desktop and mobile devices that blocks adverts by default, replacing annoying and intrusive ones with ads more applicable to the user.

Firefox web browser now available on iOS

Mozilla has publicly released a version of its Firefox web browser for iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad. Long-promised by the company and often-requested by fans, Firefox for iOS includes support for many of the browser's key features.

Microsoft caught recommending Edge when downloading Chrome

Microsoft has been caught trying to convince Windows 10 users to give its Edge web browser a chance by "recommending" it when making a Bing search for rivals Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. It could be viewed as anti-competitive by some.

Mozilla to beef-up Firefox private browsing capability

Mozilla, the open source software firm, announced that it is testing a new tool to facilitate private browsing on its Firefox browser.

Firefox users urged to update after discovery of major bug

Mozilla is warning users of its Firefox web browser that they should update it immediately after a nasty exploit was found being actively used by hackers. It allows outsiders to search all of the files on your computer and then upload them to a server.

Mozilla blocks Flash in Firefox, calls for Adobe to kill it

Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, have announced that they are now disabling all versions of Adobe's Flash plugin by default. Flash is known to be insecure and a haven for vulnerabilities that let attackers hack computers.

All four major browsers fail Pwn2Own exploit competition

All four major web browsers have failed to survive exploits at the Pwn2Own hacking contest running alongside the CanSecWest 2015 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Security researchers were testing them in exchange for cash.

Google targets annoying browser toolbars with new web protection

Google has enhanced its search protection algorithms to provide more protection against websites harbouring unwanted software designed to hijack a user's computer with unwanted browser settings or intrusive adverts on webpages.

Mozilla set to sell '$25' Firefox OS smartphones in India

Mozilla is taking the smartphone market head-on in collaboration with Indian companies Intex and Spice. The company is set to launch a $25 device in India.

AdBlock Plus Firefox plugin could consume gigabytes of RAM

One of the most popular Firefox plugins used by millions worldwide has been revealed by Mozilla to potentially consume megabytes, or even gigabytes, of RAM on users' machines while enabled during browsing.

Mozilla chief steps down amid controversy

San Francisco - The chief of Firefox browser maker Mozilla is stepping down in the face of controversy stirred by his support of a California bill to ban gay marriage.

Mozilla accuses Dell of charging for Firefox

Internet browser specialists Mozilla are investigating reports that Dell computers is charging users with new computers to install the Firefox browser.

Mozilla plans to sell ads in Firefox browser

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, will start selling ads as it tries to grab a larger slice of the fast-expanding online advertising market.

World debut of Firefox 'ZTE Open' smartphone happens in Spain

Madrid - In a world first, consumer sales of the smartphone powered by the Firefox operating system have launched in Spain. Mozilla joined with Spain's Telefónica and the Chinese company ZTE to launch the new handset.

Op-Ed: An antidote to Monsanto?

Whatever one thinks of Monsanto, the company's name is mud with significant tranches of the public the world over. Without taking sides, is it possible to resolve this problem?

Mozilla sends cease-and-desist to Gamma for Firefox surveillance

Firefox, one of the most popular Web browsers, was recently found to serve as a medium for Gamma Group, a surveillance company of FinFisher, to spy on users using Firefox's brand and trademark to avoid detection.

Web advertisers attack Mozilla for protecting consumers' privacy

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is irate that Mozilla is planning to make future versions of its Firefox web browser block third-party cookies by default.

Presented on Youtube: Mozilla's Firefox OS is turning up the heat

Firefox OS to launch very soon, big phone makers pledge support. Built entirely using HTML5 and other open Web standards, Firefox OS is free from the rules and restrictions of existing proprietary platforms.

Saturday's extra second crashes major websites

Perth - It seems that additional second that took place Saturday was much more serious than the world thought. Major websites, like Reddit and LinkedIn, crashed and 400 Qantas planes experienced delays due to electronic clock glitches.

Twitter agrees to comply with FTC's 'Do Not Track' privacy option

San Francisco - Twitter has agreed to join the United States Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Track (DNT) privacy option, which gives users the option to prohibit third party websites to track their personal online behavior.

Mozilla slams CISPA — Microsoft flips support yet again

While most of Silicon Valley is silent on the subject, Mozilla has now spoken up against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

Mozilla Firefox now 'tracking the trackers' — New add-on

Collusion is a new add-on by Mozilla to their popular Firefox browser, which enables users to see who is tracking them on the 'net.

Browser wars: Chrome tops Firefox worldwide, Explorer still leads

Google Chrome is now the second most popular Web browser worldwide, just edging out Mozilla's Firefox in worldwide adoption in November.

Web browser, IQ study discovered to be hoax Special

A recent study linking a person's use of a Web browser and IQ level has been found to be an elaborate hoax created by a disgruntled Web developer.

Co-founder Blake Ross: Firefox team 'too passive'

For many Web users, Mozilla's Firefox is the browser of choice, a reliable and quality alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE). Now one its co-founders is saying Mozilla is too "timid and passive."

Browser extensions may be used by cybercriminals

In today's world of Internet security suites and firewalls, cybercriminals have discovered a new way to breach our defense, or rather go around it.

Mozilla 'Jetpack' takes off

Mozilla's new extension technology,'Jetpack' is beginning to gain momentum as developers across the world check out the new platform for developing extensions for Mozilla's web browser, Firefox.
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