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Gifting a gadget? Check its creep factor on Mozilla’s ‘Privacy not included’ list of shame

Gifting a gadget? Check its creep factor on Mozilla’s ‘Privacy not included’ list of shame Buying someone a gadget is a time-honored tradition, but these days it can be particularly fraught, considering you may buy them a fitness tracker that also monitors emotions, or a doorbell that snitches to the cops. Mozilla […]

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Mozilla lays off 250

Mozilla lays off 250 Mozilla today announced a major restructuring of its commercial arm, the Mozilla Corporation that will see about 250 employees lose their jobs and the shuttering of the organization’s operations in Taipei, Taiwan. This move comes after the organization already laid off about 70 employees earlier this year.  The […]

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Investors are browsing for Chromium startups

Investors are browsing for Chromium startups A few months ago, we declared that “browsers are interesting again,” thanks to increased competition among the major players. Now, as more startups are getting onboard, things are getting downright exciting. A small but growing number of projects are building web browsers with a more specific […]

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Ameelio wants to take on for-profit prison calling rackets after starting with free letters to inmates

Ameelio wants to take on for-profit prison calling rackets after starting with free letters to inmates Among the many problems with the prison system are enormous fees for things like video calls, which a handful of companies provide at grossly inflated rates. Ameelio hopes to step in and provide free communication options […]

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Firefox to enable DNS-over-HTTPS by default to US users

Firefox to enable DNS-over-HTTPS by default to US users Mozilla will bring its new DNS-over-HTTPS security feature to all Firefox users in the U.S. by default in the coming weeks, the browser maker has confirmed. It follows a year-long effort to test the new security feature, which aims to make browsing the […]

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Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack

Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack Mozilla has warned Firefox users to update their browser to the latest version after security researchers found a vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting in “targeted attacks” against users. The vulnerability, found by Chinese security company Qihoo 360, was found in […]

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GitHub, Mozilla, and Cloudflare appeal India to be transparent about changes in its intermediary liability rules

GitHub, Mozilla, and Cloudflare appeal India to be transparent about changes in its intermediary liability rules Microsoft’s GitHub, Mozilla, and Cloudflare have urged India to be transparent about the amendments it is making to an upcoming law that could affect swathes of companies and the way more than half a billion people […]

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Mozilla launches the next phase of its Firefox Private Network VPN beta

Mozilla launches the next phase of its Firefox Private Network VPN beta Mozilla today announced that its Firefox Private Network (FPN), which lets you encrypt your Firefox connections, is now in an extended beta after a few months of relatively limited testing in the Firefox Test Pilot program. This beta, however, is […]

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$100M Grant for the Web fund aims to jump-start a new way to pay online

0M Grant for the Web fund aims to jump-start a new way to pay online Getting paid for providing content online isn’t simple, and as the ad-based economy continues to collapse pretty much everyone is looking for alternatives. One problem: While the web is great at moving images and audio and files […]

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Mozilla flips the default switch on Firefox tracker cookie blocking

Mozilla flips the default switch on Firefox tracker cookie blocking From today Firefox users who update to the latest version of the browser will find a pro-privacy setting flipped for them on desktop and Android smartphones, assuming they didn’t already have the anti-tracking cookie feature enabled. Mozilla launched the Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) […]

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