Mozilla lays off 250 employees (a quarter of its workforce)

The corporation responsible for developing the Firefox web browser is laying off about a fourth of its workforce. As of 2018, the Mozilla Corporation had over 1,000 full-time employees. Now Mozilla has announced it’s restructuring the organization and laying off 250 people. Mozilla says the global COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the corporation’s […]

Firefox 79 for Android brings a major design overhaul (and limited support for extensions)

Mozilla is rolling out a major update to its Firefox web browser for Android devices. In fact, Firefox 79 is the first stable release since Firefox 68 was released last summer, so it incorporates a year’s worth of updates. The user interface has been changed with a tabs tray on the bottom of the screen […]

Mozilla VPN set to graduate from become a standalone product soon (formerly Firefox VPN)

After launching the Firefox Private Network browser add-on in beta in 2019, and following up this year with a standalone Android app, the folks at Mozilla are preparing to bring their VPN service out of beta. They’re also giving it a new name. Sometime in the next few weeks, you’ll be able to sign up […]

Firefox Better Web test pilot lets you surf the web (partially) ad-free for a monthly fee

Mozilla, the non-profit behind the Firefox web browser, has been exploring new revenue models for the past few years, including options that don’t rely on advertising. Now the team has launched a “Test Pilot” program for Firefox Better Web, a service that Mozilla first teased last year. It lets you pay a monthly fee to […]

Firefox 74 for desktop released (and Firefox Preview v4.0 for Android too)

Mozilla has released new versions of its Firefox web browser for desktop and Android users. Firefox 74 for desktop includes improvements to the password and add-ons managers and a feature that helps keep Facebook from tracking you as you browse the web. And Firefox 68.6.0 for Android packs some stability and security fixes. But there’s also […]

Firefox VPN is breaking out of the browser with a new Android app (invite-only)

Last year Mozilla launched an experimental browser add-on called Firefox Private Network that could encrypt your session and route your data through a proxy server to hide your location from websites and data trackers. But unlike a traditional VPN, the service only affected one app — the Firefox web browser. Now Mozilla is beginning to […]

Mozilla moves Thunderbird email client to a new subsidiary called MZLA

The Mozilla Foundation’s most popular and well-known product is the free and open source Firefox web browser. But the organization has been developing the Thunderbird email client for nearly as long. Mozilla released the first build of Firefox in September, 2002 and the first version of Thunderbird in July, 2003. But in the years since […]

Firefox and Chrome are making website notifications less annoying

The web is littered with sites that show pop-up notifications asking if you’d like to sign up for alerts — and Mozilla says according to its research, 99-percent of them are either ignored or actively denied by Firefox users. So Mozilla has announced that the latest version of Firefox will make these pop-ups less annoying. […]