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Advertisers Still Hate Mozilla’s Tracking Policy Advertisers Still Hate Mozilla’s Tracking Policy
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For a while there, it looked like the online advertising industry was going to catch a breather as Mozilla worked on a new cookie policy. Its vacation was cut short, however, as Mozilla recently announced its partnership with Stanford on …

Over 500,000 People Want The NSA To Stop Watching Them Over 500,000 People Want The NSA To Stop Watching Them
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Earlier this month, Mozilla launched an anti-NSA spying campaign called Stop Watching Us. The goal of the group is simple – pressure Congress into passing laws that remove the NSA’s ability to gather data on American citizens. In just two …

Firefox 22 Adds WebRTC, 3D Gaming Standards Firefox 22 Adds WebRTC, 3D Gaming Standards

The past few releases of Firefox have been pretty solid as far as new features go, but its latest release is an even bigger step forward. Firefox 22 launches today, and with it comes WebRTC support alongside new tools that …

Mozilla Might Have Just Solved Its Cookie Problem Mozilla Might Have Just Solved Its Cookie Problem
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Mozilla enraged advertisers earlier this year when it said it would block all third-party cookies in its popular Firefox browser. Those same advertisers breathed a collective sigh of relief when Mozilla put those plans on hold to fix a problem …

Mozilla Launches Petition Telling The NSA To Stop Watching Us Mozilla Launches Petition Telling The NSA To Stop Watching Us

Mozilla has always been a staunch proponent of privacy. Its position hasn’t won the non-profit a lot of corporate friends, and its next move won’t win it many friends in government either. A bunch of privacy loving Web companies, including …

Mozilla Engineer Gives Google Tech Talk On Release Engineering Mozilla Engineer Gives Google Tech Talk On Release Engineering

Mozilla Director of Release Engineering recently gave a Google Tech Talk, which Google has now made available for viewing. “The build and release process used to be a pain point at Mozilla, but now makes the company and community more …

Firefox Redesign In The Works, Looks A Lot Like Chrome Firefox Redesign In The Works, Looks A Lot Like Chrome
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The first major Firefox redesign with version 4 in 2009 was initially met with some resistance, but people have largely gotten used to it by now. Now Mozilla will be introducing another drastic Firefox redesign in the coming months. TechCrunch …

Mozilla, Foxconn Team Up On Firefox OS Tablet [Report] Mozilla, Foxconn Team Up On Firefox OS Tablet [Report]

Foxconn is best known as the manufacturer of the iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices that begin with a lowercase “i.” The massive manufacturer may be diversifying its portfolio this year, however, with mobile devices that run Mozilla’s new Firefox …

Mozilla Has Decided Not To Block Cookies In Firefox Just Yet Mozilla Has Decided Not To Block Cookies In Firefox Just Yet

Online advertisers have been nervous the past few weeks as Mozilla moved forward with its plans to block third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. Some advertiser groups have even claimed that Mozilla’s policy will “undermine American small businesses.” …

Firefox 21 Out Now On Desktop And Mobile Firefox 21 Out Now On Desktop And Mobile

Firefox 20 was a pretty big release for the Web browser. It added a new download messenger and per-window private browsing, both of which are pretty substantial additions. Firefox 21 isn’t quite as grandiose, but it does add a number …

Mozilla’s Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers, Says They Refuse To Negotiate Mozilla’s Cookie Policy Writer Slams Advertisers, Says They Refuse To Negotiate
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It was revealed in March that Mozilla would start to disable third-party cookies by default in its Firefox browser. The non-profit says it’s only doing it to protect consumer privacy, but advertisers have hit back hard saying the policy will …

Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 Moves From Preview To Stable Release Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 Moves From Preview To Stable Release

In March, Firefox released a preview of the latest Firefox OS Simulator. Some developers may not have jumped on board for fear of it being an unstable preview build, but that fear is no longer valid as the stable build …

Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam [Updated] Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam [Updated]
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Update: It turns out that Google only penalized a single page from Mozilla. Matt Cutts weighed in on the “penalty” in that same forum thread (hat tip: Search Engine Land). Google has penalized Mozilla.org, the nonprofit site of the organization …

Firefox OS Dev Units Now Available For Purchase Firefox OS Dev Units Now Available For Purchase

It was revealed last week that the Firefox OS dev units from Geeksphone would finally be shipping after missing their originally planned launch in February. Now the phones are available, but you’re still going to have to wait. Engadget reports …

Developers Can Get Their Hands On Firefox OS Dev Units Next Week Developers Can Get Their Hands On Firefox OS Dev Units Next Week

Until now, developers interested in getting their hands on actual Firefox OS hardware had to either attend a workshop or install the OS on their Sony android device. Now Geeksphone is finally ready to start shipping out Firefox OS dev …

Mozilla’s TowTruck Brings Collaboration To The Web At Large Mozilla’s TowTruck Brings Collaboration To The Web At Large

One of the best parts about Google Drive is its real time collaboration. Real time collaboration is only available in Google Drive documents or apps built with the Realtime API though. Now Mozilla is working on bringing that level of …

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs Stepping Down Later This Year Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs Stepping Down Later This Year
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In late 2010, Mozilla appointed Gary Kovacs as its CEO as the non-profit began development on Firefox OS. As the launch of Firefox OS nears, Mozilla is now once again on the lookout for a new CEO. Mozilla announced today …

Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard
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Mozilla is all about Web standards. The non-profit has made it clear that it wants to move the Web away from plug-ins and third party services to Web APIs that will work across any browser. It’s latest venture tackles a …

Mozilla, Samsung Working Together On New Web Browser Engine Mozilla, Samsung Working Together On New Web Browser Engine

The modern Web browser is most likely powered by one of three engines – WebKit, Trident or Gecko. The latter is currently developed by Mozilla, and is used in its popular Firefox Web browser. One Web browser engine is apparently …

Firefox 20 Adds New Download Manager, Per-Window Private Browsing Firefox 20 Adds New Download Manager, Per-Window Private Browsing
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Firefox 19, which launched in the middle of February, shipped with a built-in PDF viewer. Its successor, Firefox 20, comes with something even better – an update to the browser’s outdated download manager. Firefox 20 launched today, and the updated …

Mozilla Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary With #Webstory Mozilla Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary With #Webstory

Mozilla, creators of the popular Firefox Web browser, turned 15-years-old on March 31. The non-profit looks to celebrate it in style as it looks back on what it, and the Web at large, has accomplished over the past 15 years. …