Tag: Mozilla

The Internet of Dongs remains a security dumpster-fire

The Internet of Dongs is Brad Haines’s term for the world of internet-connected, “teledildonic” sex toys, and Haines, along with Sarah Jamie Lewis, have exhaustively documented all the ways in which internet-connected sex toys can screw you, from leaking private data to physically attacking your junk. But Lewis and Haines’s work remains an […]

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Firefox 66 blocks auto-playing sound by default

Few things are more annoying when browsing the internet than media that plays automatically, particularly if it makes noise. Mozilla is hip to this, and beginning in version 66, its Firefox browser will block automatically-playing audio by default. Websites won’t be able to play audio without user interaction. On desktop, a notification pops up asking […]

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HTC Vive Pro Eye: Why the company added eye-tracking to VR

At CES 2019 this week, HTC continued to push the high end of virtual reality forward. HTC added eye-tracking to its new Vive Pro Eye high-end virtual reality headset. This adds new features like foveated rendering, advanced analytics for developers, and eye-tracking input for game and application developers. HTC showed a […]

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Still aren’t using Pocket? Now might be time to start

Mozilla Mozilla has refreshed its Pocket app and added an interesting new feature.  “Listen” will read saved articles aloud with support from Amazon Polly.  The app’s reading interface has also undergone a redesign, and there’s a new night mode. Mozilla has updated its Pocket app, refreshing the interface and adding what could become a significant […]

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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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22 states and DC issue new brief seeking to reverse FCC’s net neutrality order

The dream of an open and free internet isn’t dead. Net neutrality — the principle that internet service providers must treat traffic equally, regardless of the source — is still seeing a strong fight waged on its behalf. This week, a group of 23 attorneys general from across the U.S., led by New York Attorney General Barbara […]

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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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Mozilla Stumbler disappears from the Play Store

Mozilla’s open-source app Stumbler was first released on the Google Play Store in November 2014 in the hopes of gathering information about the locations of Wi-Fi networks and cell towers via users’ phones. Stumbler has seen a dip in user activity and developer attention lately, and now it appears the app has disappeared altogether from […]

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