Mozilla's has added a new feature to their desktop Quantum Browser that displays a warning from Firefox Monitor when visiting a site that previously had a data breach. These warnings are designed to alert people about possible concerns and to suggest they check their email to see if it was part of the breach.
In September we reported that Mozilla Firefox would be testing a new feature called Contextual Feature Recommender, or CFR, that recommends extensions related to sites that you are visiting. In Firefox 64, Mozilla will be adding a setting that allows you to block Firefox from making these types of recommendations.
Mozilla Firefox 63 was released this week with a bunch of new features such as enhanced tracking protection, Search Shortcuts, Tab Previews, synchronized Windows 10 themes, and security updates.
Mozilla has announced a study where Firefox will promote the ProtonVPN service as a new revenue source. BleepingComputer was able to gain access to the study's extension and it appears that the ProtonVPN will be recommended when visiting competing VPN providers, streaming services, or when connecting to insecure wireless gateways.
Mozilla is rolling out a new feature to all U.S. Firefox users that adds Google and Amazon Search Shortcuts to the list of pinned Top Sites in the new tab page.
Mozilla is adding a native Windows 10 Share experience to Firefox 64. This allows users to share web sites using a variety of applications that are installed in Windows 10.
In a coordinated announcement, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Mozilla have stated that they will be retiring the TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 secure communication protocols beginning in 2020.
Mozilla is removing support for Atom and RSS Feeds subscriptions and live bookmarks starting in Firefox 64. For those who wish to use RSS feeds going forward in Firefox, you will need to install an addon that adds this feature to the browser.
In Firefox 65, Mozilla is planning on enabling a feature that will display browser subscription notifications directly in the Windows 10 Action Center.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update introduced support for WebP image format in Microsoft Edge and it appears that Mozilla is also embracing Google's technology. According to CNET, Mozilla's Firefox browser is finally getting support for Google's WebP image format.
There's a new extension in the marketplace that brings dark mode to websites like BleepingComputer, Facebook, Google, Quora and others. Called Night Eye, the extension basically tweaks the contrast within the websites to dark grey.
According to a bugzilla post, Mozilla is also looking to add a Report Abuse option when a user removes an extension. Unfortunately, though, it is not being added at this time and being saved for the future.
Microsoft has started to test a new feature in Windows 10 Insider builds that displays a message promoting Microsoft edge when a user attempts to install a competing browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Vivaldi, or Opera.
In future versions of Firefox, the browser will display recommended browser extensions that are related to the site that a user is visiting. These extension will provide extra functionality to the site such as enhancing search functions, protecting a user's privacy, or performing some other behavior.
Mozilla has announced that upcoming versions of Firefox will block all cross-site tracking, slow tracking scripts, and malicious miner and fingerprinting scripts by default. These new features will be rolled out over the coming months as part of three new initiatives.
Mozilla announced today plans to remove all Firefox legacy add-ons from the official Mozilla add-ons portal later this year, in early October.
Mozilla removed today 23 Firefox add-ons that snooped on users and sent data to remote servers, a Mozilla engineer has told Bleeping Computer today.
A popular Firefox add-on is secretly logging users' browsing history, according to reports from the author of the uBlock Origin ad blocker and Mike Kuketz, a German privacy and security blogger.