The developer of Oil and Gas International (OGI), a Texas-based website for petroleum industry news, has filed a complaint on the Mozilla bug tracker, accusing Firefox of wrongly labeling his website as insecure.
Mozilla engineers released Firefox 52.0.1 to patch a security flaw that came to light last Friday, in the Pwn2Own 2017 hacking contest.
In the midst of the WikiLeaks Vault 7, Mozilla quietly released Firefox 52, which has officially become the first web browser to support the new WebAssembly standard.
Mozilla engineers are testing three new features called Containers, SnoozeTabs, and Pulse, which, if users react positively, might find their way inside Firefox, in upcoming versions.
Mozilla has acquired Pocket, formerly known as Read It Later, a company founded in 2007 that allows users to save links and then read them later via their website, browser add-ons, or mobile applications.
Over the coming year, Firefox will be putting the finishing touches on a plan it set in motion in 2015, which was to replace the aging Add-ons API with a new system called WebExtensions, based on the same extensions API used by Chromium browsers such as Chrome, Vivaldi, Opera, and others.
A Mozilla spokesperson has denied a report from German newspaper Deutschlandfunk that the Foundation is collecting personal user data from iOS devices running Firefox Klar, the German version of Firefox Focus, a new privacy-focused browser launched last year.
Starting with the release of Firefox 54, the Rust programming language will take a bigger role in the Firefox browser, as more and more components will work on top of this new technology developed in the past years by the Mozilla Research team.
Starting with March 7, when Mozilla is scheduled to release Firefox 52, all plugins built on the old NPAPI technology will stop working in Firefox, except for Flash, which Mozilla plans to support for a few more versions.
"Antivirus software vendors are terrible; don't buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it (except for Microsoft's)." This is how Robert "Roc" O'Callahan, a former Mozilla bigwig engineer started a blog post today, in which he details a long list of issues that antivirus software have caused to browser vendors.