Mozilla has just announced a new update for its Firefox browser, and this one comes with a blocker for third-party trackers.Firefox 63 will come with Enhanced Tracking Protection, the latest feature in a string of security-focused updates by Mozilla. Just a few days ago, the company announced it will be offering ProtonVPN through Firefox, to all users who connect via an unsecured, public WiFi.Also, Firefox will soon block ad-tracking software by default.Users that install Firefox 63 will have the new feature turned off, by default. Those that want to block third-party tracking cookies, or want to block all trackers, will be able to do so in the browser’s settings. However, Firefox also allows users to create exceptions, which will probably be useful, not to mention life-saving for smaller websites that rely heavily on third-party tools.Besides the privacy update, the latest Firefox patch also comes with an updated New Tab page, which now pins users’ top sites. Firefox users … [Read more...] about Latest Firefox update blocks third-party trackers
Video: Mozilla tests Have I Been Pwned in Firefox.Following the Firefox Quantum reboot to compete with Google Chrome, non-profit Mozilla has launched an experimental version of its browser with a new web-discovery and recommender feature called Advance. Advance is part of Mozilla's plan to win back users and capitalize on the privacy concerns some people have about internet giants that have too much control over the web. As a Mozilla product manager announcing Advance notes, Silicon Valley companies design products to "build addiction" to boost ad clicks. So, while algorithm-based personalization of the web can be helpful, it comes at the expense of some company gaining a detailed picture of your interests to shape your social-media feed. Its answer is Advance, available through the Firefox Test Pilot platform, a part of Firefox that Mozilla uses to test concepts it intends to ship in general release. You'll need to download Firefox Test Pilot and, via the Test Pilot icon, … [Read more...] about Mozilla’s latest Firefox test: Can this new tool really tell where you should go next?
Jun 14, 7:00 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Cammy Harbison 11/14/17 AT 3:47 PM Firefox’s Quantum is Mozilla's latest browser update, boasting killer speed and features. Find out how it compares to Chrome and why you should give update 57 a try, plus instructions for downloading and installing the software, here.While Mozilla was once the browser all the cool kids were using, over the past few years, its popularity has declined. At its peak in 2009, the Firefox browser boasted usage by 32 percent of the population, making it the king of browsers. Since that time, however, the Mozilla browser steadily lost ground to Google Chrome. In Q2 of 2017, StatCounter reported Google Chrome held an estimated 63 percent of the world’s desktop users leaving Foxfire in a distant second with just 13.4 percent.With the release of its latest Firefox 57 update, dubbed Firefox Quantum, Mozilla … [Read more...] about Mozilla Firefox Quantum vs. Google Chrome: Download Features Of Update 57 Reviewed
Want to know how to install the latest Mozilla Firefox Beta (or Nightly build) on Ubuntu or Linux Mint? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this post we show you how to install the latest Firefox beta release by adding a PPA to your software sources. Doing this will let you upgrade to Firefox beta — and if you’re feeling particularly brave, we’ll show you how test the latest Firefox Quantum nightly release too! But before we skip on to the good stuff there are a couple of things you will need keep in mind. Remember PPAs Mean System Wide Install First off, remember that Firefox beta and nightly builds are intended for testing and not regular, everyday, use. Ask yourself why you want to install Firefox beta on Ubuntu. If you can’t answer, then don’t install it! Beta builds will contain bugs, particularly if new features are included, and potentially throw errors and breakages. You should submit bug reports and file … [Read more...] about How To Install Firefox Beta in Ubuntu & Linux Mint
Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 59 for Windows, macOS and Linux, continuing the trend of pushing performance improvements begun late last year.Firefox, which can be downloaded from here, updates in the background, so most users need only relaunch the browser to get the latest version. To manually update, pull up the menu under the three horizontal bars at the upper right, then click the help icon (the question mark within a circle). Choose "About Firefox." The resulting page shows that the browser is either up to date or details the updating process.Mozilla usually updates Firefox every six to eight weeks; the last time it upgraded the browser, to version 58, was Jan. 23, or seven weeks ago.Pages load faster after cache changesFirefox 59 stayed on Mozilla's 2017 theme train - more speed - that debuted with November's launch of the first named edition, tagged as "Quantum," with claims of faster load times for the content on the browser's Home page. That content ranges from a series … [Read more...] about What’s in the latest Firefox update? New tab page customization