Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]

Firefox sends Firefox Send and Notes to the graveyard (in response to abuse)

About 18 months after launching Firefox Send as a free service for sending large, encrypted files over the internet, Mozilla has announced it’s shutting down the service. The move comes after Mozilla discovered that some people were using Firefox Send for phishing and distributing malware. The company took Firefox Send offline this summer in response, and […]

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

After beginning a rollout of a major new version of Firefox for Android in July, Mozilla has announced that the new app is now widely available in Europe, and coming to North American uses on August 27th. Technically, the new web browser is Firefox 79. But Mozilla is calling it “Firefox Daylight,” since it represents […]

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 […]

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 […]