Mozilla launches Firefox Focus, a private web browser for iPhone

Mozilla launches Firefox Focus, a private web browser for iPhone

 The makers of Firefox are today introducing a new mobile web browser for iOS users that puts private browsing at the forefront of the user experience. Called Firefox Focus, the mobile browser by default blocks ad trackers, and erases your browsing history, including also your passwords and cookies. The end result is simplified browser that may load web pages more quickly, the company… Read More

Firefox is testing marking any page that sends passwords over HTTP as insecure

Firefox is testing marking any page that sends passwords over HTTP as insecure


A huge, but simple change in the latest Firefox Nightly build is a great step forward for the Web. The browser now marks sites that show password fields but aren’t sent over HTTPS as insecure. A warning, with crossed out lock will appear in the address bar and explain that your credentials may be compromised if sent. Firefox explaining why not to send your password over HTTP When clicked on, Firefox now provides further information about why the site is considered insecure, saying that “information sent over the internet without encryption can be seen by other people.” It’s a bold move, since that…

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Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox.

 Mozilla today announced major changes to how Firefox will implement add-ons going forward. The most important of these is the adoption of a new extension API that will be largely compatible with the one currently in use by Blink-based browsers like Chrome and Opera. This so-called WebExtensions API will ensure that developers will only have to make a few small changes to their code for… Read More

Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox

 Mozilla today announced major changes to how Firefox will implement add-ons going forward. The most important of these is the adoption of a new extension API that will be largely compatible with the one currently in use by Blink-based browsers like Chrome and Opera. This so-called WebExtensions API will ensure that developers will only have to make a few small changes to their code for… Read More