Tag: firefox

Firefox Reality web browser now available for Daydream VR, Oculus Go, and Vive Wave

Back in July, a standalone version of Chrome finally became available for Daydream VR. You could visit sites or play web-based VR games without ever taking off your headset, and it was the first time standalone Daydream headsets (like the Lenovo Mirage Solo) could access websites. If you’re not a fan of Chrome, there’s another […]

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Mozilla’s Firefox & Apple’s Safari browsers add anti-Facebook and Google privacy protections

Care about your data privacy? Here’s a good reason to stop using the Google Chrome browser, and use Firefox or Safari instead on your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and many other online ad businesses are tracking pretty much everything you do online, through your web browser and apps, to figure out how […]

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Windows 10 has started ‘warning’ users not to install Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft Edge is undoubtedly an improvement over Internet Explorer, but a vast majority of Windows 10 users prefer Chrome and Firefox. In fact, nearly 60% of the worldwide market uses Chrome (according to StatCounter), which has to be the reason why Microsoft is resorting to questionable methods in order to convince Windows 10 users to […]

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Firefox will block tracking scripts by default, starting in 2019

Mozilla has always been a strong advocate for internet privacy. More recently, Mozilla has been working on Firefox Focus, a simplified browser that blocks all trackers/cookies and erases browsing data after you close the app. Now the company wants to take privacy a step further, by blocking all tracking scripts by default on the main […]

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[Update: Back to Firefox Rocket] Mozilla’s Indonesia-exclusive Firefox Rocket browser is now Firefox Lite

Mozilla started messing around with a pared down version of its Firefox browser specifically for Indonesia late last year. It’s got the data-saving features you’d expect in a bare-bones mobile browser, like options to not load images or save web pages to read offline. Now, the project has a new name: Firefox Lite. What Lite’s […]

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Mozilla’s Indonesia-exclusive Firefox Rocket browser is now Firefox Lite

Mozilla started messing around with a pared down version of its Firefox browser specifically for Indonesia late last year. It’s got the data-saving features you’d come to expect in a bare-bones mobile browser, like options to not load images or save web pages to read offline. Now, the project has a new name: Firefox Lite. […]

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Snoopware installed by 11 million+ iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox users

reader comments 8 Share this story People often use ad blockers, disk-cleaners, and similar utilities to stop online trackers from monitoring their online activities. Now, researchers have uncovered a host of apps and browser extensions downloaded more than 11 million times that keep a list of every website ever visited and send it to servers […]

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Firefox Nightly can now block auto-playing audio

Firefox is finally addressing a big browsing annoyance. The browser’s Nightly build can now block websites from automatically playing audio. This isn’t a first; Chrome has had the same ability since April (and even longer on mobile). Still, it’s a great feature, and a boon for Mozilla diehards. The setting is in the Notifications section in […]

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Firefox finally gets an option to mute sites with autoplay sound

Autoplay videos are about to get a lot less annoying if you use Firefox. In the newest version of the experimental Firefox Nightly Edition (version 63.0a1), the popular web browser now gives users control over whether a site is allowed to autoplay videos when it loads. Mozilla announced this feature in a product roadmap earlier […]

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Notes by Firefox syncs encrypted notes with Mozilla’s desktop browser

Mozilla’s current catalog of Android apps consists of browsers, but there’s something new today. Mozilla has a note-taking all called Notes by Firefox. It’s encrypted and syncs automatically with Firefox on your desktop. Don’t expect a lot of fancy features, though. That intro really covers almost everything you need to know about this app. It […]

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Browser benchmark battle July 2018: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Edge

It’s been more than 20 months since our last browser benchmark battle, and we really wanted to avoid letting two years elapse before getting a fresh set of a results. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge have all improved significantly over the past year and a half, and as I’ve argued before, the browser […]

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Tech-support scammers revive bug that sends Chrome users into a panic

reader comments 1 Share this story Con artists pushing tech-support scams are once again exploiting a Chrome bug that can give users the false impression they’re experiencing a serious operating-system error that requires the urgent help of a paid professional, according to a Google developer forum. A Mozilla developer forum indicates a similar bug may […]

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Firefox and 1Password will alert you if your data has been stolen or leaked

Just because you’re doing your best to protect all your online accounts against hackers looking to steal your credentials for sensitive online services, it doesn’t mean they’ll stop. In most cases they’re not even targeting you, going directly for the online services you’re a customer of. Thankfully, there’s one service that tells you whether your […]

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Firefox 61 now available with faster scrolling, performance improvements, and more

Firefox 57 ‘Quantum’ launched last year with major performance enhancements on the desktop, but the new Quantum CSS engine only arrived on Android last month. Firefox 61 has now been released across all platforms, and the Android version includes more speed optimizations. Here’s the full changelog for the Android release, courtesy of Mozilla: Quantum CSS […]

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