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To Conserve Bandwidth, Should Opting In Be Required Before Autoplaying Videos?

An anonymous reader writes: We keep seeing stories about how providers are slowing down their streaming speed to reduce bandwidth usage during this period when many are being asked to stay at home... But it seems that many are totally ignoring a very obvious way to reduce usage significantly, and that is by disabling autoplay on their web sites and in their apps. To give an example, a couple of days ago I was watching a show on Hulu, and either I was more sleepy than I thought or the show was ...
Tags: Firefox, Amazon, Tech, Netflix, Hulu, Slashdot, Netflix YouTube Hulu


How to reset the Firefox browser on your Mac or PC in 4 simple steps

You can reset Firefox and tune up its performance if it's running slow or glitching. There are four easy steps Firefox users can do to reboot their browser and have it running like new again. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Everyday use of your computer and browser inevitably leads to the sort of misuses that eat into bandwidth — out-of-date plugins pile up, untrusted third party downloads sneak in, and a cache in sore need of clearing compiles. Fortunately, there's a quic...
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Mozilla Firefox, Best Buy Microsoft


How to import bookmarks to Mozilla Firefox from another browser

You can import your bookmarks to Firefox if you switch your computer's default web browser. You can select Firefox as your default browser on Mac or PC, as long as you've downloaded it first. Here's how to import your bookmarks to Firefox, so that there's little to no disruption in your daily browsing routine. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Switching to a new web browser can feel as life-altering as switching barbers, mobile providers, or health insurance plans.  Fortuna...
Tags: Firefox, Trends, Walmart, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Lenovo, Select Import Data


How to block a website on Mozilla Firefox using a third-party extension

You can easily block a website on Firefox by using a Block Site extension. After downloading the third-party extension, you can add websites to a blocked list in Firefox's "Add-Ons" menu. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can easily block websites on Firefox — but you'll need to download an extension first. To begin, download the Block Site desktop extension from the Mozilla website.  Then, you can access your settings and add blocked websites to the "Add-ons" section o...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Trends, Nasa, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Best Buy Lenovo


Identifying vulnerabilities and protecting you from phishing

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) works to counter targeted and government-backed hacking against Google and the people who use our products. Following our November update, today we’re sharing the latest insights to fight phishing, and for security teams, providing more details about our work identifying attacks against zero-day vulnerabilities.  Protecting you from phishing We have a long-standing policy to send you a warning if we detect that your account is a target of government-backe...
Tags: Firefox, Google, North Korea, Iran, Sandworm, Toni Gidwani, Threat Analysis Group, Threat Analysis Group TAG


Adblock Plus for Firefox 3.8.3

Deals with annoying banners and ads present.
Tags: Firefox, Software


The best browser for Mac in 2020

Choosing the best web browser for your Mac can be difficult, which is why our group test is here to help.
Tags: Apple, Chrome, Firefox, Mac, Trends, Safari, Computing, Web Browser


Firefox Is Launching a New Test Pilot With Scroll To Pay Web Publishers (slashdot)

Mozilla and Scroll have made an earlier-announced partnership slightly more official today with the wider release of a browser extension called "Firefox Better Web." It's part of Firefox's ongoing effort to combat tracking on the web, but with the small twist that it includes the option to sign up for Scroll. The Verge reports: Scroll, if you don't recall, is the $5-a-month service that stops ads from loading on certain websites. It's not technically an ad blocker, but rather lets publishers kno...
Tags: Firefox, News, Mozilla, BeauHD


Firefox Is Launching a New Test Pilot With Scroll To Pay Web Publishers

Mozilla and Scroll have made an earlier-announced partnership slightly more official today with the wider release of a browser extension called "Firefox Better Web." It's part of Firefox's ongoing effort to combat tracking on the web, but with the small twist that it includes the option to sign up for Scroll. The Verge reports: Scroll, if you don't recall, is the $5-a-month service that stops ads from loading on certain websites. It's not technically an ad blocker, but rather lets publishers kno...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla


Daily Crunch: Disney+ launches in seven European countries

Disney+ launches in seven European countries, Microsoft admits to a “critical” Windows security flaw and we review the new iPad Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 24, 2020. 1. Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland and 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7 As expected, Disney announced that it is officially launching its streaming service across seven markets in Europe — but doing so using reduced bandwidth given the strain on broadband networks as mo...
Tags: Firefox, Europe, Media, Microsoft, Entertainment, France, Disney, US, Tech, United States, Ford, Mozilla, Switzerland, Revolut, Matthew Panzarino, FDIC


The most popular web browsers are sending companies your history or personal data, according to a report. Here's how each browser's privacy stacks up.

Some web browsers are sending users' browsing history and identifying information to external servers in a "worrisome" trend revealed in a report. Some of these features can be turned off, according to the recent study, but most browsers silently transmit data as their default setting. Chrome, Firefox, and Safari were each ranked in the second-lowest privacy tier, while Microsoft Edge and Yandex were ranked as "least private." "For users of Edge and Yandex ... my advice would be to change brow...
Tags: Apple, Chrome, Firefox, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Russia, Trends, Safari, Mozilla, Dublin, Yandex, Trinity College, Leith, Business Insider Microsoft, Douglas Leith


Firefox Better Web (with Scroll)

Ad blockers are hugely popular. Close to 800mm people around the world use them to avoid intrusive ads and data collection. I do not use an ad-blocker but I completely understand why one would choose to do so. And yet much of the media business is supported by advertising. There are a growing number of subscription-based media services, but many people cannot or won’t pay for content and the vast majority of content consumed on the web is advertising supported. So USV has long felt that a...
Tags: Firefox, Trends, USV, Web/Tech, Nick Grossman


Mozilla expands its partnership with ad-free subscription service Scroll

Mozilla just announced a new initiative called Firefox Better Web with Scroll, which combines the tracking protection built into its Firefox browser with the ad-free browsing experience offered by Scroll . Last year, Firefox turned on something called Enhanced Tracking Protection for all its users by default, blocking third-party cookies and crypto-mining. Scroll, meanwhile, is startup that recently launched a subscription service allowing you to read sites like BuzzFeed News, Business Insi...
Tags: Firefox, Startups, TC, Media, Advertising Tech, Tech, United States, Mozilla, Vox, Scroll


One neat plug-in to join a Zoom call from your browser

Want to join a Zoom meeting in the browser without having to download its app to do so? Check out this browser plug-in — which short-cuts the needless friction the videoconferencing company has baked into the process of availing yourself of its web client. As we noted last week Zoom does have a zero download option — it just hides it really well, preferring to push people to download its app. It’s pretty annoying to say the least. Some have even called it irresponsible, during the coronavirus...
Tags: Firefox, US, Tech, Wolfgang, Arkadiy Tetelman


The best web browsers for 2020

Choosing a web browser for surfing the web can be tough with all the great options available. Here we pit the latest versions of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Edge against one another to find the best browsers for most users.
Tags: Apple, Google Chrome, Firefox, Trends, Web, Computing, Opera, Best Of, Internet Explorer, Tier 4


Firefox to burn FTP out of its browser, starting slowly in version 77 due in April

Already sin-binned it in 2018, will keep it around in extended support until 2021, and is way behind Chrome Firefox has decided it’s time to burn the browser’s FTP connections.…
Tags: Firefox, Software, Chrome Firefox


Firefox To Remove Support For the FTP Protocol

Mozilla has announced plans to remove support for the FTP protocol from Firefox. Going forward, users won't be able to download files via the FTP protocol and view the content of FTP links/folders inside the Firefox browser. From a report: "We're doing this for security reasons," said Michal Novotny, a software engineer at the Mozilla Corporation, the company behind the Firefox browser. "FTP is an insecure protocol and there are no reasons to prefer it over HTTPS for downloading resources," he s...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla, Mozilla Corporation, Novotny, Michal Novotny


Blank lines added to posts

It seems that for about the last year(??), when I submit a post (using Firefox from a Windows PC), anywhere I have blank lines in order to break a paragraph... ... like this ... ... on the first submission or preview of the post, each one blank line gets turned into two blank lines. I can then fix it in the preview and it seems to stay fixed, but it's kind of annoying to always have to do that. Any thoughts on this?
Tags: Firefox, Books, Feedback


Safari, Firefox score major win under new CCPA changes

The California attorney general’s office released its second set of modifications for the state’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act, or CCPA, one of which gives browser makers Safari and Firefox wide latitude in shaping consumer privacy, experts say. 
Tags: Firefox, California, Advertising, Safari Firefox


Basilisk: A Firefox Fork For The Classic Looks and Classic Extensions (linux today)

itsFOSS: Want the classic looks and feel of Firefox along with the classic extensions?
Tags: Firefox, News


Firefox 74 Slams Facebook In Solitary Confinement: Browser Add-On Stops Social Network Stalking Users Across the Web (slashdot)

Tim Anderson reporting via The Register: The first thing users will see after updating to Mozilla's latest browser, Firefox 74, is a prompt to install the Facebook Container add-on. The Facebook Container add-on is not new, but has been enhanced in its latest version, 2.1.0, with the ability to add custom sites to the container so that you can "login with Facebook wherever you need to." The purpose of the Facebook Container is to let you continue to use Facebook but without having the social net...
Tags: Firefox, Facebook, News, Mozilla, Facebook Like, Tim Anderson, BeauHD, Facebook Container


Firefox 74 slams Facebook in solitary confinement: Browser add-on stops social network stalking users across the web

Prompt to install enhanced extension is the first thing you'll see. The first thing users will see after updating to Mozilla's latest browser, Firefox 74, is a prompt to install the Facebook Container add-on.…
Tags: Firefox, Facebook, Mozilla, Linux, Facebook Container


Firefox 74 Is Now Available for All Supported Ubuntu Releases

The latest Firefox 74 web browser has landed in the stable software repositories of all supported Ubuntu releases, including 19.10, 18.04 LTS, and 16.04 LTS.
Tags: Firefox, Linux


How to clear your cache on Firefox in 2 different ways, to keep your browser running efficiently

It's easy to clear the cache on Firefox by accessing your Preferences menu on the internet browser. To manually clear the cache, find the "Cookies and Site Data" section in the "Privacy & Security" tab. You can also choose to clear your cache automatically by changing the custom settings. To speed up browsing, your Firefox cache temporarily stores items such as images. These items are all cleared when you choose to clear the cache. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's eas...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Trends, Mozilla Firefox, Privacy Security, Best Buy Microsoft


Firefox 74 slams Facebook in solitary confinement: Browser add-on stops social network stalking users across the web

Prompt to install enhanced extension is the first thing you'll see The first thing users will see after updating to Mozilla's latest browser, Firefox 74, is a prompt to install the Facebook Container add-on.…
Tags: Firefox, Facebook, Software, Mozilla, Facebook Container


Firefox Now Has an Official Flatpak App, Here’s How to Install It

Mozilla has finally managed to package its awesome open-source and free Firefox web browser in the Flatpak universal binary format for Linux-based operating systems.
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla, Linux