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Dark Reader is a popular browser extension for Google Chrome which its developer, Alexander Shutov, released for Mozilla Firefox recently. The basic idea of the extension is to turn any website design to a dark theme design for better readability especially at night when too bright sites become harder to ...
Fortunately, for both users and businesses, the developers of Firefox have included a pretty powerful system for tracking protection, in both the desktop and mobile iterations of their browser. With the feature Tracking Protection enabled, your browser will not allow sites to load code that will track you from ...

Firefox Quantum is the biggest update to Mozilla's browser since its launch in 2004, and introduced a totally new way of handling add-ons. Until now, add-on developers had free rein to change virtually any aspect of the browser. That all changed with the introduction of WebExtensions, which are essentially ...
Video Background Play Fix is a Firefox add-on for Firefox mobile on Android that removes video playback restrictions from sites like YouTube so that they play in the background. I tested the extension only on YouTube, but there are certainly other video hosting sites out there that use the same restrictions.
In line with its recent announcement to restrict all-web exposed features to HTTPS, Firefox has announced that AppCache must be served over HTTPS, too. Application Cache (AppCache) facilitates a caching mechanism for the website admins who want to run their sites offline. Right now, it can be availed ...
Quantum also pretty much killed off Firefox extensions as we know them. That's because the old extensions had too much power. A bad extension could bring the whole browser to its digital knees—a bad look, security-wise. Several years ago, Mozilla introduced WebExtensions, a programming interface for ...

Unlike many browsers, Firefox gives a lot of control to the user. By default, Firefox does a great job of balancing security and performance. However, within the app's settings, you can modify options to shift this balance in one direction or another. For those looking to shift it toward security, here are few ...
3P Request Blocker is a new add-on for the Firefox web browser designed to block all third-party requests by default in the browser. The description sounds a lot like NoScript, and while the core functionality is the same, both extensions offer features that the other does not provide. Third-party requests are ...
Opera has released a new version of its Chromium 64-based browser, which it says is significantly faster than Mozilla's Quantum-tuned Firefox 58. Just as Mozilla has doubled down on speed and performance improvements in Firefox to claw back users lost to Chrome, Opera too has been busy making ...
In a small and partly symbolic tweak, the Firefox browser's Private Browsing Mode is to stop passing websites the data that identifies the last web page a user visited. ... The answer might be that Mozilla had an epiphany regarding privacy, the result of which was November's Firefox Quantum overhaul.
In November last year, Mozilla released a major update to its web browser called Firefox Quantum. The focus was on performance, producing a browser that is faster, uses less memory, and has a cleaner look. Overall it was a great update and a clearly much faster web browser. Now Mozilla wants to get ...
Though Google Chrome is the most popular browser today, it didn't even exist a decade ago. Firefox was the obvious choice for power-users like me, and even as Chrome overtook it in both speed and scale, many of us stuck with it. The reasons for my loyalty were simple: all of my browsing history, ...
Firefox Quantum launched in November 2017 for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows users. This latest version arrives more than a decade after Mozilla first released its iconic Firefox browser. Mozilla said Firefox Quantum is designed to be twice as fast as its Firefox predecessor from last year -- while ...
Firefox 59 will strip referrer information from URLs while the user is in Private Browsing mode. The measure is meant to safeguard users from accidental data leaks of sensitive information. Referrer information is a crucial part of how the web and browsers work, but not something that a casual, non-technical ...
Mozilla has released a critical update for Firefox that repairs a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to run unauthorized code on a user's PC. The new release, fixes an issue with the browser's interface code, part of which wasn't properly sandboxed. This provided a possible point of access for ...
The vulnerability affects anyone who uses Firefox on desktop, iOS, or Amazon Fire TV. However, Mozilla (like its browser) is speedy, and all is not lost. The company has released an update to address the vulnerability: Firefox 58.0.1. This is the first update to Mozilla's new Firefox Quantum Browser, Firefox ...
Mozilla is currently testing two updates on its Firefox web browser, including a better recommendation tool and sponsored content. Both new features are attempts to experiment on popular browser functions Mozilla thinks can be done better and more securely, but they still require sharing data.

Mozilla released on Tuesday a new version of its Firefox Quantum browser, boosting its graphics speed and improving a couple of new technologies designed to make the web more powerful. The browser, version 58, is the first major update since Mozilla's recovery plan hit full stride in November with the ...
Google Chrome is often labeled as one of the best web browsers around for all the right reasons. Players like Firefox are competing by adding innovative features, but Chrome continues to enjoy an unparalleled popularity. However, this doesn't mean that Chrome is 100% secure. A security researcher has ...
We've been hearing about Firefox version 58 for a while now, first with news back in October last year that it would offer Progressive Web Apps – letting you add web pages to your home screen that work like native apps. That functionality arrived in the beta channel in November, along with FLAC support ...
In November 2017, Mozilla launched its Firefox 57 web browser that was also called Firefox Quantum. It was hailed as a strong competitor to powerful Chrome web browser and we conducted a comparison of both browsers to give you a better idea. But, the story doesn't end here; Mozilla is continuing to ...
Internet security firm Malwarebytes recently discovered that a pair of extensions will not only hijack Chrome and Firefox, but will block any attempts to remove them from these two browsers. The version found in Chrome is a forced extension resulting from web pages that trick visitors into installing the ...
Mozilla's Firefox 58 browser, to be released January 23, features a compilation technology designed to make the WebAssembly portable code format run even faster. This performance boost is enabled by streaming compilation, in which the browser compiles WebAssembly code even as it is being ...
Taiwan programmers working on Gecko, a core part of Firefox, lost their jobs, one person familiar with the layoffs said. That's global open-source work, in contrast to newer, regional projects coming from Taiwan like the Firefox Rocket browser that Mozilla released in November for Android phone users in ...
Mozilla's announced it will add a “policy engine” to the next extended support (ESR) release of its Firefox browser. ESRs are supported for at least a year and give users the chance to settle on a browser for a while, rather than having to keep up with the faster release cadence offered to consumers. The next ...
Usually, we feel need the full-screen view when we want distraction-free browsing. While using the F11 key (Or Fn+F11 depending on your hardware) is the easiest way to turn your browser into full-screen mode, today in this post, we will learn about how to open and run Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer ...
First it released a new browser for mobile called Firefox Focus. That concentrated on privacy and offered a fast, safe way to browse the web on Android and iOS. But it was also working on a new generation of the main Firefox browser called Quantum. So if you're running Firefox 57 or later, you have ...
Mozilla released Firefox 57.0.4 today, which disables the JavaScript features required for the attack. The company will continue to test and harden Firefox against these vulnerabilities, so this is probably just the first of several security updates. You can grab the Android version from the Play Store below, ...
Firefox 57 (the latest) includes a fix, as do the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Edge for Windows 10. Google says it will roll out a fix with Chrome 64 which is due to be released on January 23rd. Apple has not commented on how it plans to fix its Safari browser or even macOS. Chrome, Edge, and ...
If you've made the switch to Firefox Quantum, chances are you're enjoying a great deal of speed and reliability. But don't write off Firefox for not being flexible—it is. However unlike its rival Chrome, some of the flexibility isn't quite as obvious. Take, for instance, site permissions. With most browsers, you are ...
Mozilla said last week it would delete all telemetry data collected because of a bug in the Firefox crash reporter. According to Mozilla engineers, Firefox has been collecting information on crashed background tabs from users' browsers since Firefox 52, released in March 2017. Firefox versions released in ...
Thanks in part to performance optimizations made by recent Fall Creators Update to Windows 10, Microsoft says Edge lasted the longest, able to stream video for more than 60% longer than Firefox and almost 20% longer than Chrome. To be more precise, while Edge lasted about 16 hours eight minutes, ...
If you've adopted Firefox Quantum as your default browser, chances are you're enjoying serious speed, ease of use, and a much-improved user interface. But, as with all browsers, over time problems will likely arise. Most often, with many browser instances, those problems can be easily fixed by refreshing ...
Mozilla has already flagged a number of architecture changes to Firefox Quantum that delivered speed and performance improvements, but Firefox 57 has another secret trick to achieve faster page loads: it delays scripts from tracking domains, such as www.google-analytics.com. The technique was ...
When Mozilla lobbed Firefox 57 over the fence last month, it introduced an anti-tracking feature without saying anything much about it. The changes are in the browser's “network requests scheduler”, and developer Honza Bambas explained the change in detail here. Bambas wrote that during page load, ...
“Bringing Firefox to Fire TV is an exciting new way to reach our users and serve up more of the full web to everyone,” said Mark Mayo, Sr. Vice President of Firefox, in today's announcement. “Firefox has always been about bringing the web directly to people no matter what device they're using. Starting ...
Yesterday, Firefox users noticed a strange new plug-in popping up in their browsers. A new plug-in called Looking Glass found its way into each instance of the new Firefox Quantum browser. It was disabled by default, but users were still alarmed to see a plugin they hadn't installed. When they checked to ...
Mozilla on Thursday touted Firefox Quantum, the browser upgrade launched one month ago, as its biggest release ever and said early adoption metrics have been "super encouraging." But preliminary browser measurements taken by the U.S. government show only a small increase in Firefox's domestic ...
And perhaps as important for the nonprofit organization, Firefox usage on mobile devices has picked up as a result -- even though many of the big Quantum changes haven't yet arrived on Android-powered phones and won't arrive on iPhones because of Apple restrictions. On Android and iOS devices, ...
Mozilla's Firefox Quantum browser has been generally well received since its release, but there have been some hiccups, the most recent of which was reported by Cisco this week. On Tuesday the company disclosed a Firefox vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to execute “arbitrary code” on a ...
Mozilla has fixed a critical flaw in Firefox that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted device. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by persuading a user to access a link or file that then submits malicious input to the affected software, according to a security advisory from ...
Mozilla last week released Firefox 58 for Windows, macOS and Linux, building on the break-from-the-past Quantum edition of November by boosting page load speeds with changes to how the browser handles JavaScript. Firefox, which can be downloaded from here, updates in the background, so most ...
Some users who bravely test betas of Mozilla's Firefox browser will soon also test an “occasional sponsored story” as the browser-maker tries to re-invent web ads. This story starts with Mozilla's February 2017 acquisition of web-clipping app Pocket. Pocket let users bookmark content they like, then sync ...
Mozilla has patched a nasty security bug in Firefox, affecting versions 56, 57 and 58, and their point updates. The CVSS-8.8-rated flaw means that if an attacker can get a user to open a malicious document or link, remote code execution becomes a possibility – allowing spyware, ransomware and other ...
Firefox version 57, otherwise known as Firefox Quantum, has done wonderful things to help get Mozilla's open-source web browser back in shape, but along the way, the company has made a few mistakes. One of the biggest of Mozilla's recent flubs was an exploit hidden in Firefox's user interface code that ...
Streaming compilation and the new compiler allow Firefox 58 to compile code faster than the network can deliver packets, thus removing the main bottleneck to faster page loads that involve downloading a lot of JavaScript, according to Lin Clark, an engineer on the Mozilla Developer Relations team.
When Firefox 59 is released in March, it will add controls for setting permissions for how the browser accesses your location along with your computer's camera and microphone. It will also include a global setting for blocking sites from asking to be allowed to send you notifications. These settings will be ...
Both Firefox and Google Chrome are, at least in various benchmark tests, pretty equivalent. While Firefox, in tests performed by Mozilla, might outperform Google Chrome when loading webpages in private browsing mode, or use less RAM when dealing with multiple tabs, other independent tests show the ...
It's been a great year for Firefox. After falling behind its rivals in terms of speed and market share, Mozilla launched itself back into the game in 2017 with Firefox Quantum – the browser's biggest update since its first release in 2004. “We fell behind for five years, so it feels good to come out swinging,” Mark ...
Mozilla surprised a lot of people with Firefox 57, also known as Quantum. While it is customary for browser makers to hype up speed improvements with each new major update, oftentimes it's tough to tell a difference outside of running some benchmarks. Not so with the new and improved Firefox browser.


 

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