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4 Helpful Firefox Add-Ons for AdSense Publishers
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Google has highlighted a few Firefox add-ons that could be of great use to AdSense publishers. These include:

Mozilla Collects User Data for Usability Testing
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Mozilla has a new project called Test Pilot, which it uses to test usability of its products. It collects data from users on a strictly voluntary basis, and shares that data with the public anonymously so others can use it too. In fact, the testing platform itself will be available to the public as well.

Google, Mozilla Growing Apart
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Compared to a lot of businesses out there, Mozilla’s got nothing to worry about; a search partnership with Google has guaranteed it revenue through 2011.  But with Chrome becoming more and more of a threat to Firefox, it’s hard not to view the link between the parent companies as being a bit strained.

New Paid Links Service Sparks More Debate
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InLinksQuite a storm of debate has erupted over a new service called InLinks – essentially a paid text link service that allegedly makes it hard for Google (and other search engines) to detect them. And mouths of  Internet marketers begin to salivate.

Firefox Hits New Market Share High
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Assuming we don’t get into a 2000-style miscount mess, a lot of people are going to spend tonight celebrating the results of the presidential election.  But (independent of their politics) Mozilla employees may not; they’ll likely be tuckered out due to already celebrating a big Firefox achievement in terms of market share.

Google and Firefox Together Until 2011

Mozilla, the makers of Firefox internet browser (the only notable competitor to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer), has extended its deal with Google – meaning the search giant will continue to be the default search engine on all its Firefox installs until 2011.

Google, Mozilla Renew Search Partnership
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A smart person might have the equivalent of six months’ expenses saved up, just collecting interest and staving off panic attacks.  Mozilla is even more set, as its search partnership with Google has been extended by three years.

Microsoft to Help Porn Viewers, Hurt Advertisers
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With the next version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft is addressing the growing demand of Internet users for more privacy features in their browsers. Mozilla has had the upper hand in this regard, with Firefox  giving users a convenient "clear private data" option, but Microsoft’s plans go even beyond anything Mozilla is doing yet.

Firefox Tougher On Expired SSL Certificates
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Firefox 3, which set a one-day record for downloads recently, has been reconfigured in a way that’s setting off alarms for webmasters who haven’t renewed their SSL certificates. As the US Army just learned, Firefox won’t bring up sites with self-assigned and/or expired certificates.

At least, not without some extensive hoop-jumping.

If you’re a merchant you should know that an SSL certificate encrypts data transmissions between two computers. Credit card information, for example, is protected during transmission between those two computers.

Mozilla Labs: Help, We’re Out Of Ideas
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The research section behind Firefox’s parent company turned to the broader Internet community to find new concepts to mine.

Facebook grabs Mike Schroepfer from Mozilla

Firefox suffers a huge loss as Mike Schroepfer defects from the Mozilla Foundation to the potential riches of Facebook.

Firefox 3 Receives Early Vulnerability Report
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Only a few hours after Mozilla kicked off its Firefox Download Day, leading to over 8 million downloads in 24 hours, someone discovered and reported a critical security flaw in the browser.

Firefox 3 Slated For June 17 Release
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The Mozilla Foundation will shoot for a world record when they make their latest browser, Firefox 3, available for download.

Facebook Using The CPAL License

Facebook released the Facebook Open Platform under CPAL, the Common Public Attribution License that Socialtext created.

Mike Gunderloy notes:

Mozilla Seeks World Record Firefox Downloads
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The browser maker wants to set a Guinness World Record when the next version of Firefox becomes available for users.

Mozilla’s CEO Has Problem With Apple’s Safari Download

It’s been a few months since Apple has done anything to mark its

Apple, Mozilla, Google, Cash
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The curious tempestuous outburst by Mozilla CEO John Lilly over Apple offering a Safari browser update/install to Windows users led one observer to suggest a motivating factor.

Mozilla CEO Blasts Apple’s Safari Ploy
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Slipping another web browser onto a PC along with an iTunes update strikes John Lilly as a risky security move.

Firefox 3 Beta 4 Brings Lots Of Updates
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The latest testing version of Firefox 3 brought along several hundred fixes and tweaks from the previous version released to the Web.

500 Million Downloads For Firefox
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Mozilla reached a milestone recently as Firefox hit 500 million downloads. If that were people, that’d be about a twelfth of the earth, or about eight percent of everybody.

Mozilla Messaging Launches Today

The email and messaging division of the Mozilla Foundation opens with the lofty aim of fixing email, starting with development of Thunderbird 3.

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