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SmartAdblock updated: memory optimizations and custom filter support

The developers of the free cross-browser adblocker SmartAdblock have released an updated version of the extension that introduces a number of improvements and optimizations. We looked at the initial release version of […]

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Monitor webpage changes with Distill Web Monitor

Distill Web Monitor is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers that you may use to monitor webpages for changes. Internet users have some options when it […]

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Here is what is new in Firefox 65.0.1

Mozilla released Firefox 65.0.1 to the browser's stable channel yesterday. The new release is a bug fix and security release and as such a recommended update for all stable users. It is […]

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Firefox 67: password manager improvements

Mozilla plans to launch several password manager and password related enhancements in the upcoming Firefox 67 Stable release. The features, which are already implemented in Firefox Nightly, the cutting edge development version […]

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Firefox's Project Fission: better security and more processes

Mozilla is working on a new process model for the Firefox web browser to enable full site isolation in the browser once rolled out. Firefox's current process model runs the browser user […]

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Firefox 67: Cryptomining and Fingerprinting protection

Mozilla plans to launch cryptomining and fingerprinting protection in Firefox 67 to improve user privacy. Cryptomining and fingerprinting protection block JavaScript cryptominers and certain attempts by websites to fingerprint the user. The […]

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Mozilla halts Firefox 65 distribution on Windows

Mozilla stopped the distribution of Firefox 65 for Windows through the organization's automatic update system after reports of antivirus incompatibilities emerged. The organization released Firefox 65.0 for all supported operating systems a […]

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Firefox will soon disallow extensions in private mode by default

Mozilla plans to introduce a change in upcoming versions of the Firefox web browser that blocks extensions from running in private browsing mode by default. Firefox makes no distinction between regular and […]

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Mozilla publishes Anti-Tracking Policy

Firefox browser maker Mozilla published an Anti-Tracking policy recently that defines which tracking techniques Firefox will block by default in the future. The organization launched Tracking Protection, a feature to block or […]

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A look at Firefox's new about:config page

Mozilla launched an initial version of a redesigned about:config page of the Firefox web browser in Firefox Nightly. The new page is built using web technologies, the old was based on XUL […]

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Skype's for Web does not support Firefox

Firefox users who try to open the web version of Skype in the Firefox browser run into a wall currently because Microsoft claims it is not supported. If you try to open […]

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Firefox 65.0 Release Information

Mozilla Firefox 65.0's release date is January 29, 2019; this is the first major release of the web browser in 2019. Our release information series informs you about major changes in Firefox […]

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Mozilla moves Firefox Test Pilot Extensions to Mozilla AMO

Mozilla moved the remaining Firefox Test Pilot extensions for the Firefox web browser from the Test Pilot site to Mozilla AMO, the organization's official extensions website. The move marks the end of […]

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Firefox 66 with Autoplaying Sound Blocker

Mozilla plans to integrate a protective feature in Firefox 66 that will block autoplaying sound by default in the web browser. Sound that plays automatically is certainly one of the more annoying […]

Mozilla to remove Firefox Screenshot upload functionality

Firefox Screenshots has been a smash hit for Mozilla; initially launched as the Page Shot experiment as part of the -- now retired -- Firefox Test Pilot program, it was later integrated […]

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Firefox will block DLL Injections

Mozilla Firefox will soon block the injection of DLLs by antivirus applications and other third-party programs in an effort to improve stability, security, and privacy. Antivirus applications on Windows and other third-party […]

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Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy for Firefox

Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy is anew browser extension for the Firefox web browser that blocks Firefox from sending Origin headers under certain circumstances. To understand what Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy does, it is necessary […]

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Permission Inspector for Firefox

Permission Inspector is a new extension for the Firefox web browser that provides details on permissions that the installed Firefox extension requested. Firefox displays a permissions prompt when users install extensions from […]