Posted inNews

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. […]

Posted inNews

Firefox to hide notification permission pop-ups

Hey, did you know that you can subscribe to websites in your web browser to receive notifications when new content is available? You probably did… because over the last few years millions of websites have added annoying pop-ups that prompt you to sign up for notifications. And unsurprisingly, the vast majority of people either ignore those […]

Posted inNews

Firefox 69 blocks third-party trackers and autoplay videos

The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser is here, and among other things it rolls out stronger privacy protection as well as protection from annoyances like videos that autoplay when you load a website. While Firefox already has a Block Autoplay feature, it only applied to videos with autoplaying audio. Now users can opt […]

Posted inNews

Mozilla teases “Firefox Ad-free internet” for $5 per month

Online advertising is often described as the “original sin of the Internet.” We’ve become used to getting content for free, but ad tech has emerged in ways that many feel violate their privacy and sometimes even safety (advertising has been used to deliver malware). Anyone that’s ever used an ad blocker also knows that most […]

Posted inNews

Firefox Preview for Android gives a sneak peek at a faster future for Firefox

Mozilla’s been offering Firefox web browsers for Android for years, but the organization is working on a complete re-write of its browser that uses the new GeckoView library. While the new browser is still a work in progress, Mozilla is now making it available for anyone to try out thanks to a new Firefox Preview […]

Posted inNews

Mozilla releases Firefox 67 with speed, privacy enhancements

Microsoft may have taken the if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them approach to web browsing by basing its new Edge web browser on Google’s Chromium. But Mozilla continues to be lead the charge of browser independence. Mozilla’s Firefox web browser is compliant with modern web standards, but it uses a different rendering engine and overall design than Chrome, Edge, or […]

Posted inNews

Mozilla released Firefox beta for Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft recently announced that it was working with Google to port Chromium to run natively on ARM64 architecture, which means that in addition to the Microsoft Edge web browser, we could see Google Chrome and other related browsers running on Windows 10 Chromebooks with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. But it looks like Mozilla got there first […]

Posted inNews

Firefox 66 blocks auto-playing audio, improves multi-tab search, and more

Firefox 66 is out today, and the latest version of the web browser includes a bunch of new features including support for Windows Hello authentication (so you can login to websites using a fingerprint, facial recognition, or a PIN, basic support for the macOS Touch Bar, and the number of processes used to render web […]

Posted inNews

Mozilla’s Firefox Send is a free, encrypted file transfer service (for any browser)

Mozilla recently pulled the plug on its Test Pilot program that allowed beta testers to try out experimental features for the Firefox web browser. But some projects that got their start in Test Pilot are graduating to become standalone services. Case in point: After spending a year and a half as a Test Pilot experiment, […]

Posted inNews

Mozilla’s Project Fission brings site isolation to Firefox (Spectre and Meltdown protection)

Companies have been scrambling to offer software updates to protect against the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities since before they were disclosed to the public last year. The vulnerabilities allow an attacker to use a speculative execution side-channel attack to obtain data from your computer that shouldn’t be accessible. One thing Google did to help protect […]

Posted inNews

Firefox 64 gets new features for tabs, context menus, and more

Now that Microsoft has announced that future versions of Edge web browser will be based on Google’s Chromium, Firefox is pretty much the only major browser to use a dramatically different web rendering engine. Opera used to use its own Presto engine before switching to Chromium and Blink. Edge currently uses EdgeHTML, but Microsoft is […]