Mozilla Foundation has announced that its Firefox browser would soon start blocking cookies from third-party advertisers by default.
The move will prevent advertising networks from tracking internet users' online activity.
While Firefox users already have the ability to manually disable advertising cookies, the new patch will enable the browser to mechanically block third-party advertisers.
Days ahead of an official Thunderbird-related announcement, which Mozilla will be making this forthcoming Monday, Thunderbird Managing Director JB Piacentino revealed in a recent "confidential" message to the "Mozillians" that though the company is pulling people off the project, it is not "stopping" Thunderbird development.
Mozilla will reportedly get nearly three times as much for making Google its default search engine in its Firefox browser.
According to AllThingsDigital, Google will now pay the non-profit organization behind the open source web browser $300 million per year over the next three year to remain the default search engine in Firefox.
Previously, Google was paying just $100 million per year.
The share of use of Mozilla Firefox has shot up by two-and-a-half times during the last six days of its launch. The same happened on March 22 and the data has been given by the web analytic.
As per the figures given by Net Applications, Firefox accounted for almost 3.7 per cent of all the browsers used till Sunday. This was higher than 1.4 per cent of last Tuesday. As compared to the Internet Explorer9, the number of people using it was double.
Mozilla has claimed that it was able to record the highest number of software downloads on the very next day when Firefox 4 was launched. This is, however, an unofficial figure.
Firefox was released on Wednesday and since the early part of Thursday, users had downloaded close to 8.75 million copies of the new and updated browser. For the first day alone, close to 7.1 million, users had logged themselves on.
In a bid to set new standards of speed, security and user support, Mozilla has now released its latest version of Firefox.
The open source web browser that is available for free downloading across the world and is intended for attaining new heights in terms of performance and efficiency.
Well-equipped with all new features and visuals, Firefox 4 is based on Gecko 2.0 engine, which adds and improves support for HTML5, CSS3, WebM and WebGL.
Mozilla on Friday announced the release of Firefox 4 Beta 9, moving a step closer towards the open source browser's expected official debut by the end of February.
According to Mozilla's Kraken benchmark test, Firefox 4 Beta 9 is 2.5 times faster than Firefox 3.6. The company claims that it is faster to start up and better at handling animations.
Inserting integrated synchronization, enhancing the performance by splitting user interface and rendering processes, Mozilla has released the alpha version of its mobile browser.
Powering the Firefox 4, the Fennec 2.0 too is built on the same Gecko engine and is meant for smartphones running Google's Android operating system. The Fennec can now revert back more speedily to the user input says Stuart Parmenter, Mozilla's Mobile Team Technical Lead.
Mozilla rolled out the latest version of its Firefox 4 browser with some striking features that promise to provide surfers with a new experience.
The Firefox 4 Beta 3 version is available for all operating systems in more than thirty languages. The new version comes with multi-touch support for Windows 7.
Windows 7 comes with built-in support for multi-touch actions on touchscreen tablets, laptops and the like. Now, the Firefox 4 Beta 3 version will let its users to access websites by just touching computer machines.
The Mozilla Foundation has increased the bug bounty it pays to people to identify security bugs in Firefox to $3000, saying the move would help in keeping foreign IT talent away from turning to e-crime.
Previously, Mozilla was offering a reward of $500 to bug finders. The Security Bug Bounty Program was established by the company in 2004 with a view to make the search engine more secure.
Mozilla has decided to hike up the amount from US$500 to $3,000 that it will pay to the security researchers for keeping its information secure on a number of its web based products. It’s a part of the Company’s Security Bug Bounty Program, which was initiated in 2004.
Lucas Adamski, Director of Security Engineering told in a blog spot that the move has been made to make the security providers more sustainable with enough resources. To keep the users safe, it is a wise step, as it will enable the researchers to provide better safety and to decide what information to share or not.
Mozilla has announced the first beta version of Firefox 4, which comes with a distinctive new look and many new features.
The Firefox 4 will take over from the current browser Firefox 3.6 later this summer when Mozilla will release the finalized code for the new browser.
Apart from giving a facelift on Windows, Mozilla has reportedly made considerable improvements in the new browser. It features a new add-ons management tool, and re-arranged tabs.
Launching the first beta for Firefox 4 on Tuesday, Mozilla has given a new dimension to the Windows audience, thereby providing support for numerous techniques which prove to be important for Web browsing.
In addition, it has generated a scope for and development of updates, which will be relatively stronger.
Firefox 4, capable of running on Windows, Mac, and Linux machines, has been identified as the Mozilla's first official preview towards its growth as a leading browser in future.
Firefox might be making an entry to your iPhone very soon; however it will not be in the form that you might expect.
Mozilla on Wednesday said that it submitted an app that has been named as ‘Firefox Home’ to Apple for iTunes App Store approval, an application, which would sync browser activity in between the user's iPhone and desktop.
It is not a separate browser, as Mozilla has the knowledge that Apple would probably refuse it if it was.
As an alternative, Firefox uses the WebKit API that is offered by Apple and intended for use in web browsing applications.
It has been reported that a new modified version of Firefox is now available for continuous surfing by the users on Windows and Linux whenever their Adobe Flash or other plug-ins stop working.
So now, with the new Firefox 3.6.6, if a plug-in collapse or stops working, it will not cause any harm to the remaining Firefox.
According to Mozilla, “You will be able to reload the page to restart the plug-in and try again”.
The new version will be available for use from next week.
The company has provided some easy steps to help the users in downloading the Firefox 3.6.6.
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