Mozilla rolls out its standalone VPN service in the upcoming weeks
Mozilla announced that the Mozilla VPN, formerly known as Firefox Private Network, will exit the beta stage in the coming weekend and will be rolled out later this summer.
Initially, Mozilla rolled out its VPN as a browser extension for Firefox only, but later on, the company expanded ... Read more
Are browser extensions still safe to use?
Browser extensions have been around for years now, both Chrome, Firefox and Safari support browser extensions. Since a few weeks, Microsoft Edge joined as they switched to Chromium, the same browser engine as Google Chrome. The number of security issues, fraud reports and privacy risks with browser... Read more
Mozilla turns Thunderbird e-mail client into a commercial product
Mozilla has transferred its Thunderbird e-mail client to another company, a subsidiary called MZLA Technologies Corporation. From this company, Thunderbird should become a commercially attractive product that will generate money.
Mozilla emphasizes that Thunderbird will also remain open source a... Read more
Firefox 72 blocks ‘fingerprint scripts’ by default
With Firefox 72, Mozilla focuses primarily on ensuring the privacy of browser users. The most important feature that the update brings is the standard blocking of fingerprint scripts that collect data without permission.
At the end of last year, Mozilla already announced that it wants to prohibi... Read more
Mozilla adds second DNS over HTTPS service to Firefox
NextDNS becomes the second DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) provider in Firefox, after Cloudflare. With DoH, Internet users can hide their DNS requests and bypass Internet blockages.
To become part of Firefox, NextDNS had to prove that it stores as little data as possible, is transparent about that data, an... Read more
New TLS protocol advances web security
Facebook, Cloudflare and the Mozilla Foundation have been collaborating to advance Transport Layer Security (TLS).
Strengthening web security
Individually, the companies released updates regarding security protocol Delegated Credentials. The new TLS protocol aims to strengthen web security an... Read more
Mozilla nominated for internet villain of 2019
A trading group of British internet service providers (ISPs) has nominated Mozilla for Internet villain of 2019. The reason is that the company proposes to introduce DNS over HTTPS (DoH). It bypasses content blockers.
The trading group, ISPA, consists of more than two hundred members, including BT, ... Read more
Mozilla announces measures to address malicious add-ons in Firefox
Mozilla has announced that it will no longer accept Firefox extensions that contain hidden code. The measure is part of the renewed add-on policy, which will take effect on 10 June. That's what The Next Web says.
Caitlin Neiman, Add-ons Community Manager at Mozilla, informs you that Mozilla will con... Read more
Ex-topman Mozilla: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years
A former Mozilla CEO, the organization behind the Firefox browser, accuses Google of deliberately and systematically sabotaging Firefox to increase Chrome's adoption. That's what ZDNet writes.
When I joined Mozilla in 2007, there was no Google Chrome and most of the people we talked to within [Goog... Read more
Mozilla brings free password manager Firefox Lockbox to Android
Mozilla has made its free password manager for Firefox browser users available on Android. Firefox Lockbox provides a way to retrieve passwords stored in the Firefox browser on their mobile devices.
According to TechCrunch, the app is not as developed as those of competitors like 1Password, Dashlane... Read more