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Mozilla Firefox’s HTTPS-Only Mode provides extra privacy and security online. With it enabled, Firefox will try hard to only load encrypted HTTPS websites. If only HTTP is available, Firefox won’t load the unencrypted website without asking you. Why Is HTTPS Important? The secure protocol HTTPS is the bedrock method of maintaining privacy and security on the web. It sets up an encrypted connection between your browser and the web server that prevents third parties from eavesdropping on or tampering with the data being sent between you and the site you’re browsing. Unfortunat
Browser makers keep coming back to the need to please advertisers From the left: Tanvi Vyas, Mozilla; Yan Zhu, Brave; Justin Schuh, Google; Eric Lawrence, Microsoft; Lea Kissner, Humu Enigma At the USENIX Enigma conference on Tuesday, representatives of four browser makers, Brave, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla, gathered to banter about their respective approaches to online privacy, while urging people not to ask for too much of it. Apple, which has advanced browser privacy standards but was recently informed that its tracking defenses can be used for er, tracking, was cons
Development of Thunderbird email client to be moved to a new Mozilla subsidiary named MZLA Technologies Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation announced today that it was moving the Thunderbird email client to a new subsidiary named the MZLA Technologies Corporation. Mozilla said that Thunderbird will continue to remain free and open source, but by moving the project away from its foundation into a corporate entity they will be able to monetize the product and pay for its development easier than before. Currently, Thunderbird is primarily being kept alive through charitable do
Following the tradition, developers of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have recently sent cakes to Microsoft after the launch of Chromium-based Edge browser for both Windows and Mac. Sending anniversary cake is a long known tradition-- 14 years to be precise. The cake sent by Google had a message: “Welcome to Chromium!”, while Mozilla's cake read, “bing it on, Microsoft!” Microsoft's Internet Explorer team started the cake-giving tradition back in 2006 when the developer team had sent a cake to Mozilla after the launch of Firefox 2 in 2006. The Internet Explorer team continued to send