Back in the day when it came to blocking trackers and intrusive ads on browsers, these were pretty much left to users to figure out for themselves. This meant that those who weren’t so tech-inclined would have missed out on these features. However in more recent times, companies have started including these features by default, making it easier to protect yourself right out of the box.
Firefox may be the web browser that Mozilla is best known for but the fact remains that the company offers a whole suite of products that do more than just allow users to browse the internet. Mozilla has made new types of browsers in addition to new apps and services under the Firefox brand and the original icon with the fast fox and flaming tail doesn’t provide enough design tools […]
Some of the most widely used web browsers already block autoplaying web audio. It can be a nuisance when you open a new tab and it immediately starts playing audio. The browsers offer users the ability to prevent that from happening. Firefox is joining that list of browsers as well since it has added an option to block autoplaying web audio.
The beta builds of software can be unstable and aren’t recommended for daily use, however, they’re often the only way that users can test features that are still in development. Mozilla came up with a different way for its Firefox browser called Test Pilot. The feature lets users on stable builds of the browser test experimental features that it’s working on. Mozilla has now announced that it’s expanding Test Pilot […]
Despite the advancements made in cybersecurity, we are still hearing reports of system breaches more often than we’d like. Given how reliant we’ve become on online services, there is a good chance that eventually a service that you use will get hacked. The Yahoo hack from a few years ago is a good example of how even some of the bigger companies are susceptible.
Mozilla is a company that many are probably familiar with as they are the developers behind the popular Firefox browser. However it seems that the company is looking to develop a new browser with an interesting key feature – it can be controlled using just the user’s voice. This was revealed at a meeting that took place in San Francisco.
The ability for browsers to create tabs has definitely changed the way we use our browsers and the internet. However the only drawback to tabs is that unlike creating multiple windows, you can’t view multiple tabs at the same time. However the good news for Firefox users is that there could be a feature in the works that will change that.
Passwords have been more or less the staple of web security for the longest time ever. However just because it’s been around for so long doesn’t mean that it is the best solution. After all we’ve seen how many various phishing scams there are out there, meaning that passwords aren’t necessarily the best.
Given how Google and YouTube are under the same umbrella, it makes sense that YouTube’s services and features are designed and probably optimized for Google products like its Chrome browser. This is why it wasn’t surprising that YouTube TV supported only Chrome for the longest time ever since its launch.
There’s a broader conversation taking place now about how companies like Facebook use and protect the treasure trove of data that they have on their users. Amid the #deletefacebook campaign that’s gathering steam, Mozilla has offered a new option that provides more control over Facebook tracking. It has launched a new Firefox extension called “Facebook Container” which will essentially isolate Facebook tracking from the rest of your online activity.
You may have heard the news about a data leak that was recently confirmed by Facebook. The company has offered its explanation and says that it plans to take concrete steps to ensure that something like this never happens again but a #deletefacebook movement is picking up steam online as its users are not happy with the way this has been handled. Now, it appears that some advertisers are having […]
These days browsers come with push notifications to let us know when a site is trying to access our location, or to ask if we want to allow a website to send us notifications. In a way it’s good because this can help protect the user’s privacy in some instances, but if you hate these notifications especially if a site you’re viewing is a one-off thing, then Mozilla’s latest Firefox […]
It’s quite common these days for web browsers to feature native content blockers that disable annoying ads and trackers. Native popups in browsers aren’t really as popular as they used to be but countless websites still use in-page popups for promotions and email lists. It appears that Mozilla wants to do away with them as well by adding an in-page popup blocker to its Firefox browser.
Mozilla will soon start displaying the “occasional sponsored story” in the beta version of Firefox in a bid to reinvent the current model of web advertising. The sponsored story ads will be displayed via Pocket for Firefox, an in-browser tool that helps users save websites that they might want to revisit later. Mozilla acquired the web-clipping app Pocket back in February last year.