EU revamps eIDAS with law allowing member states to track internet sessions
EU lawmakers voted the past week on a second version of the European Digital Identity Regulation. It includes an idea experts say will again make the internet less secure. Lawmakers seem reluctant to act on these warnings.
The piece of legislation is perhaps more commonly known as eIDAS 2.0. Th... Read more
Mozilla: ‘Manipulation threatens browser selection screens’
The screens that allow consumers to determine their default browser choice exert great influence on the outcome of that choice. This is stated by Mozilla, the developer of Firefox. These screens will be manipulated.
The Digital Markets Act will come into force next year in the EU. These regulati... Read more
Modern cars are proving to be a “privacy nightmare”
Cars are now crammed with sensors, software and silicon chips. Its manufacturers feast on their findings, as research by Mozilla shows. All 25 surveyed manufacturers collect more data than necessary; the vast majority also resell this information.
Many industries flout privacy, such as, for exam... Read more
Mozilla criticizes French bill mandating ‘censorship’ in browsers
France is currently preparing a law that would allow harmful content to be blocked directly by the underlying software and code of browsers. Firefox developer Mozilla claims this is a very dangerous development that leads to censorship.
According to the Firefox developer, the French SREN bill pu... Read more
Mozilla’s AI Help “lies” to web developers
Last week, Mozilla announced a new AI tool for its own Mozilla Developer Network (MDN). AI Help is intended to "streamline interactions" with the Web developer-focused Web site. Searching through the huge array of documentation should thus become a lot easier. Unfortunately, according to users, AI ... Read more
Thunderbird looks very dated, but that is going to change
Well, you're not alone. According to Thunderbird Project Design Manager Alessandro Castellani, this question has been on the minds of many Thunderbird users. And it's not just the outdated look that's got folks talking; there are also murmurs about whether Thunderbird is on its last legs.
Castel... Read more
Mozilla version 100 is out now for both desktop and mobile users
The Mozilla web browser received its 100th update today, which was met with some enthusiasm upon appearing on the official blog. This week, Firefox 100 is available for both mobile and desktop users.
To commemorate the occasion, Mozilla announced in the blog that it would share fan art inspired ... Read more
Cookieless world a bad fit for around 55% of corporations
A study shows how the majority of businesses are not equipped to handle a world void of cookies.
About 81% - an overwhelming majority – of businesses use third-party data. Also, more than 54% of companies reported they aren't fully prepared for the cookieless world.
Both Mozilla's Firefox a... Read more
Mozilla bypasses Microsoft’s default browser protections on Windows
Mozilla has made it easier to switch to Firefox on Windows with recent changes. Microsoft offers a method to switch the default browser to Edge on Windows 10 with just one click. Other browsers cannot use this method, they have to use a less efficient process that requires multiple clicks.
The o... Read more
Microsoft joins Bytecode Alliance for WebAssembly
Several organisations have joined the Bytecode Alliance. The group is working to make WebAssembly a success beyond just web browsers.
Not only Microsoft, but also Google, Arm, the Dfinity Foundation, Embark Studios, Shopify and the University of California San Diego have joined the alliance. The... Read more