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
Firefox and WordPress turn their backs on Google’s advertisement AI
Two big names in the internet world have spoken out against Google's FLoC system. Both Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox browser, and Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress CMS, have said they will not participate in Google's alternative to tracking cookies.
The withdrawal of W... Read more
Wormhole app enables safe, encrypted file transfer
The new app seems to have completed what Mozilla was trying to do with Firefox Send.
Socket, Inc., a software startup, launched a product called Wormhole earlier this month, according to a report in The Register. The web app is for encrypting files and making them available to those who receive... Read more
Google integrates Rust programming language into Android
Google has given the Android platform support for the Rust programming language. By doing so, the company hopes to prevent future bugs that lead to security problems.
In a blog post, Google explains that the company wants to use Rust mainly for the code of the deeper layers of the operating syst... Read more
Search feature in Firefox will place markings on scroll bar
Version 87 of Firefox will show search results from the 'Find in page' feature on the scroll bar. The feature is currently being tested in the Nightly version of the browser.
Firefox developer Sören Hentzschel announced the new feature in a blog post. It is an extension of the find feature that... Read more
Rust programming language becomes independent
The Rust programming language now has its own foundation and no longer relies on Mozilla.
Programming language Rust has declared its independence from Mozilla. The Rust Foundation, an independent organization, will now support the language and those who use it.
Mozilla, the makers of the popu... Read more
Mozilla is working on a design refresh for Firefox
The project marks the first major design refresh for the popular browser since 2017.
Mozilla is preparing to unveil a design refresh for the group's Firefox web browser. Details at this time are limited, but we do know that the project is being referred to internally as Proton.
The last major... Read more
Microsoft also becomes a target for fraudulent browser extensions
Microsoft Edge joins Firefox and Chrome in the fight against abusive add-ons.
For years, Google and Mozilla have been trying to prevent fraudulent browser extensions from infiltrating their official repositories. These fake extensions can range from a nuisance to outright malicious threats to t... Read more
Firefox 83 comes with an ‘HTTPS-Only-Mode’ loading only HTTPS sites
Firefox 83 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday and will come with a new security feature designed to load all websites using HTTPS. The feature is called "HTTPS-Only-Mode." If the loading does not go through, an error message on the sites that only support the older and less secure HTTP protoc... Read more
Browser histories are accurate enough to identify users
Userprofiles are used in identifying and re-identifying users as they browse the internet. A study presented at the Usenix Security conference states that a short list of browsing history is enough for advertisers to profile you. They do not need to have a long list of everything you have looked at... Read more