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Mozilla's Radical Firefox Changes And How They'll Affect Your Add-Ons

Building extensible software is a tricky business. On one hand, you want your platform to be as customisable as possible, while on the other you want the flexibility to update APIs to make them faster, more secure and feature-rich. These aims aren’t always compatible, as we’re now discovering with Mozilla and the fundamental changes it’s making to Firefox’s add-on infrastructure.


There's A Firefox Exploit In The Wild -- You Should Update Right Now

Mozilla has published a blog post explaining that a Firefox exploit is running in the wild that can search for and upload files from your computer — but you can install an update to solve the problem right now.


Report: Mozilla Will Get Firefox On iOS

For a long time, Apple hasn’t allowed Firefox to appear on iOS as doesn’t want it to use a different web engine on the mobile operating system. Now, Mozilla wants to changes that.


Mozilla's New Website Takes VR To The Internet

Most websites sit in your browser in boring old 2D. But Mozilla has decided that it’s time to change that, and the launch of MozVR.com brings virtual reality to the mainstream web.


Mozilla Is Helping Tor Get Bigger And Better

Mozilla knows what’s up. The non-profit is aware that the vast majority of its users think that privacy on the internet is falling apart, so it’s launching a new strategic privacy initiative called Polaris. And you’ll never guess who’s on board. Just kidding, it’s totally obvious: the Tor Project.


Meet MatchStick: Mozilla's Firefox-Powered Chromecast Competitor

Chomecast is a very good deal for $49 (Australian price). But Mozilla thinks it can do a little better, with its own Firefox OS-based streaming stick, the $US12 MatchStick.


Dreaming Of A Tor Button For Firefox

It’s no secret that everybody’s thinking about privacy and cyber security more since the world was pummelled with the unsettling, spy-novel truths of the Snowden revelations. Now, companies are starting to seize onto the zeitgeist by building more secure tools for the internet. And it sounds like Tor will be at the front of that line.


This Could Be Our First Look At Mozilla's Chromecast Competitor

Ever since Chromecast and Roku hit the market, rumour has said that Mozilla was working on a more open, tinkerer-friendly type of streaming dongle. This week, Mozilla developer Christian Heilmann tweeted a photo that sure looks like a nearly-finalised product, and GigaOM got to play with a prototype. Casting’s about to get open-source.


So Long, Open Web: Mozilla Accepts Closed Source DRM And We All Lose

It’s official: the last holdout for the open web has fallen. Flanked on all sides by Google, Microsoft, Opera, and (it appears) Safari’s support and promotion of the EME DRM-in-HTML standard, Mozilla is giving in to pressure from Hollywood, Netflix, et al, and will be implementing its own third-party version of DRM. It will be rolled out in Desktop Firefox later this year.


Users Didn't Like Mozilla's New-Tab Ads (So It's Trying 'Em Again)

Back in February, Mozilla announced that it was going to trial promotional tiles in its ‘new tab’ page. Now, the company has revealed that the idea “didn’t go over well” with users — but it will try again anyway.


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