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Firefox 89.0.1 Released to Improve WebRender Performance, Fix Scrollbars on GTK Themes

Mozilla published today Firefox 89.0.1 as the first minor point release to the latest Firefox 89.0 web browser to fix various bugs and regressions affecting Linux systems.
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla, Linux


Scientific American

Can anyone confirm that the Scientific American recipe is working? The last successful download was in January 2021; now I get the error below. I am able to download other magazines. This is on Windows 10, with the latest updates. Interestingly, I get something similar when I try to update plugins: Trying to update plugins: calibre, version 5.21.0 ERROR: Update Check Failed: Unable to reach the plugin index page. Traceback (most recent call last): File "calibre\gui2\dialogs\plugin_update...
Tags: Firefox, Books, Mozilla, Recipes, Gecko, Scientific American Fetch, Scientific American Conversion


Mozilla Launches Ideas Platform To Improve Communication With Its Userbase

AmiMoJo writes: Mozilla Ideas is a new platform by Firefox-maker Mozilla to improve communication with the Firefox userbase. At its core, Ideas works similarly to Uservoice and other services of its kind. Firefox users and developers may post new content on the platform, and everyone else may comment and vote on the idea. Users may access the latest, top voted, most discussed or even random topics on the Ideas platform. Current ideas include re-adding the compact interface option, improving the ...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla, Uservoice, Mozilla Ideas


Mozilla: TikTok Does Not Accept Political Ads, But …

TikTok banned political ads from its platform in October 2019, saying at the time that they did not fit with the experience provided by its platform, but there are ways around that ban, and they are being exploited, according to a new report from Mozilla. Researchers from Mozilla tapped TikTok's application-programming interface and examined posts...
Tags: Politics, Advertising, Mozilla, Social Pro Daily, Mozilla Researchers


Firefox 89: Can this redesign stem browser's decline?

New visuals, simplified menus, though Mozilla has yet to fully state its position on 'privacy preserving ads'Mozilla has released Firefox 89, proclaiming it a "fresh new Firefox," though it comes amid a relentless decline in market share.…
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla, Linux


TikTok called out for lack of ads transparency and for failing to police political payola

TikTok announced a ban on political advertising all the way back in 2019. So you’d be forgiven for thinking the ugly problem of democracy-denting political disinformation doesn’t apply inside its walled garden of dancing Gen Zers. But you’d be wrong. New research by Mozilla suggests that policy loopholes and lax oversight, especially around influencer marketing, coupled with an ongoing lack of ads transparency by TikTok — which offers no publicly searchable ad archive — are making its video-shar...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Youtube, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, Native Advertising, Policy, Mozilla, Italy


Firefox 89 Arrives With Controversial Proton Interface (slashdot)

Mozilla's Firefox 89 releases to the general public today complete with the new Proton interface which simplifies the browser's menus and alters the tabs bar beyond anything we've seen from previous Firefox releases or other web browsers. From a report: This update also improves macOS integration and includes further privacy enhancements. The first thing that people will notice in this update is the Proton interface, the browser chrome and toolbar have been simplified so that redundant and less ...
Tags: Firefox, News, Mozilla, Proton, Msmash


Firefox 89: Can this redesign stem browser's decline?

New visuals, simplified menus, though Mozilla has yet to fully state its position on 'privacy preserving ads' Mozilla has released Firefox 89, proclaiming it a "fresh new Firefox," though it comes amid a relentless decline in market share.…
Tags: Firefox, Software, Mozilla


Firefox 89 Arrives With Controversial Proton Interface

Mozilla's Firefox 89 releases to the general public today complete with the new Proton interface which simplifies the browser's menus and alters the tabs bar beyond anything we've seen from previous Firefox releases or other web browsers. From a report: This update also improves macOS integration and includes further privacy enhancements. The first thing that people will notice in this update is the Proton interface, the browser chrome and toolbar have been simplified so that redundant and less ...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla, Proton


Firefox gets a massive design overhaul, and it’s gorgeous

Version 89 of Mozilla's web browser is now rolling out, and it delivers a clean new look to take on Chrome with a simplified browsing experience.
Tags: Firefox, News, Trends, Mozilla, Computing, Web Browser, Firefox Web browser


Firefox 89 for Mac Released With Cleaner Design, Multi-Touch Zoom, and More

Mozilla today announced the public release of Firefox 89 for macOS with a redesigned and modernized core browsing experience. The latest version of the browser features a simplified toolbar with less frequently used items removed, allowing the focus to be on the most important navigation items. Menus and prompts have also been streamlined across Firefox to have cleaner designs and clearer language. The more consistent styling extends to many other elements of the browser. Firefox 89 also fea...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Mozilla, Google Chrome Firefox


Google says it won’t build backdoors into its Privacy Sandbox for gathering user data

Google plans to ditch third-party cookies on Chrome next year — just like Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browser has done. To replace the cookies system, the company introduced a new product called Privacy Sandbox that will let advertisers gather some amount of data without compromising users’ data integrity. Last week, the company has assured that it won’t build any backdoors to this sandbox for its own apps. Jerry Dischler, the company’s VP for Ads, said at a virtual marketing event that...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Mozilla, Jerry Dischler, Plugged


Firefox to adopt Chrome's new approach to extensions - sans the part that threatens ad blockers

Mozilla says Google's content-filter API doesn't meet developer needs, others agree. Firefox maker Mozilla on Thursday said it plans to mostly adopt Manifest v3, a controversial revision of the Chrome browser extension framework that Google undertook to address the glaring security problems in the browser.…
Tags: Firefox, Google, Mozilla, Linux


Firefox to adopt Chrome's new approach to extensions – sans the part that threatens ad blockers

Mozilla says Google's content-filter API doesn't meet developer needs, others agree Firefox maker Mozilla on Thursday said it plans to mostly adopt Manifest v3, a controversial revision of the Chrome browser extension framework that Google undertook to address the glaring security problems in the browser.…
Tags: Firefox, Google, Software, Mozilla


Why I'm joining Mozilla's Board of Directors

I was born and raised in Zambia and came to the United States for university. Even though growing up, I had almost no exposure to computers, I chose to study …
Tags: United States, Mozilla, Linux, Zambia


Google unpauses privacy-focused changes to Chrome UA strings

Google is resuming work on reducing the granularity of information presented in user-agent strings on its Chrome browser, it said today — picking up an effort it put on pause last year, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when it said it wanted to avoid piling extra migration burden on the web ecosystem in the middle of a public health emergency. The resumption of the move has implications for web developers as the changes to user-agent strings could break some existing infrastructur...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, TC, Europe, Tech, Web Browsers, Safari, Mozilla, Web Developers, Google-chrome, Chromium, UA, Lukasz Olejnik, Web Infrastructure, Olejnik


Mozilla Begins Rolling Out 'Site Isolation' Security Feature to Firefox Browser

Mozilla has begun rolling out a new security feature for its Firefox browser in nightly and beta channels that aims to protect users against a new class of side-channel attacks from malicious sites. Called "Site Isolation," the implementation loads each website separately in its own operating system process and, as a result, prevents untrusted code from a rogue website from accessing [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla, Firefox Browser, Ravie Lakshmanan


Mozilla-PublicSuffix-v1.0.4

Get a domain name's public suffix via the Mozilla Public Suffix List
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Bytecode Alliance Expands as Microsoft, Google, Intel Promote Fast, Secure Development with WebAssembly

There was a big announcement this week from Mozilla. They've joined Fastly, Intel, and Microsoft "in announcing the incorporation and expansion of the Bytecode Alliance, a cross-industry partnership to advance a vision for fast, secure, and simplified software development based on WebAssembly." Building software today means grappling with a set of vexing trade-offs. If you want to build something big, it's not realistic to build each component from scratch. But relying on a complex supply chain...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Mozilla, San Diego, University Of California, Alliance, Bytecode Alliance, Microsoft Google Intel, Fastly Intel, DFINITY Foundation Embark Studios Google Shopify


Rust Programming Language: We Want To Take It Into the Mainstream, Says Facebook

Facebook has joined the Rust Foundation, the organization driving the Rust programming language, alongside Amazon Web Services, Google, Huawei, Microsoft, and Mozilla. From a report: Facebook is the latest tech giant to ramp up its adoption of Rust, a language initially developed by Mozilla that's become popular for systems programming because of its memory safety guarantees compared to fast languages C and C++. Rust is appealing for writing components like drivers and compilers. The Rust Foun...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, Mozilla, Mozilla Microsoft, Rust Foundation, Mainstream Says Facebook, Amazon Web Services Google Huawei Microsoft


Washington Post exits on error

For the last 4 days The Washington Post has been exiting on error Spoiler: Fetch news from The Washington Post Conversion options changed from defaults: output_profile: 'generic_eink' verbose: 2 Resolved conversion options calibre version: 5.16.0 {'asciiize': False, 'author_sort': None, 'authors': None, 'base_font_size': 0, 'book_producer': None, 'change_justification': 'original', 'chapter': None, 'chapter_mark': 'pagebreak', 'comments': None, 'cover': None...
Tags: Books, Washington Post, White House, Mozilla, Recipes, KHTML, Gecko Chrome, The Washington Post Conversion


Calibre not allowing add book or down load Metadata

I have been using Calibre for years with no issues in the last few days I have been unable to add new books or edit Metadata. I am running 64 bit Windows 10 and bitdefender antivirus. The message I receive when updating metadata is: calibre, version 5.16.1 ERROR: Errors while adding: Failed to add any books, click "Show details" for more information ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Traceback (most recent call last): File "calibre\gui2\add.py", lin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Mozilla, Calibre, Hunter, KHTML, Gecko Chrome, Elin Wyn, Books Biography Blog Audiobooks Amazon, Kindle Store Amazon, Elin Wyn rh, Books Biography Blog Audiobooks Kindle Amazon, Books Amazon, Hunter Elin Wyn


'Mozilla Is Hellbent On Making Their New Firefox UI Unusable'

Artem S. Tashkinov writes: Over the past ten years, Firefox market share has decreased substantially and the web browser has lost its appeal and coolness. Seeing that, someone at Mozilla probably decided that the best way to entice people back is by changing its UI, thus Firefox has already seen quite a huge number of changes despite other major web browsers staying relatively the same in terms of their visuals; i.e. Google Chrome and Apple Safari look almost the same as they did a decade ago. T...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Tech, Mozilla, Proton, Slashdot, Artem S Tashkinov, Bugzilla


Firefox 88 Is Now Available for Download, Enables WebRender for KDE/Xfce Intel/AMD Users

If you’re waiting for the next major Firefox release, the wait is finally over as Mozilla just uploaded the final Firefox 88 build on its FTP servers ahead of today’s official launch.
Tags: Firefox, Mozilla, Linux, KDE Xfce Intel AMD


Economist not working

I tried to download the Economist as I do every week, but got an error. I don't know if it is a temporary problem with their web site or if they have changed something to prevent downloads. Below is the text of the error. Thanks for any help, David calibre, version 5.12.0 (win32, embedded-python: True) Conversion error: Failed: Fetch news from The Economist Fetch news from The Economist Conversion options changed from defaults: verbose: 2 Resolved conversion options calibre version:...
Tags: Books, David, Mozilla, Recipes, Economist, KHTML, Gecko Chrome, Economist Fetch, Economist Conversion


Details on the Unlocking of the San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone

The Washington Post has published a long story on the unlocking of the San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone 5C in 2016. We all thought it was an Israeli company called Cellebrite. It was actually an Australian company called Azimuth Security. Azimuth specialized in finding significant vulnerabilities. Dowd, a former IBM X-Force researcher whom one peer called “the Mozart of exploit design,” had found one in open-source code from Mozilla that Apple used to permit accessories to be plugged into an iP...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Washington Post, Uncategorized, Fbi, Hacking, Terrorism, Mozilla, Portland, Mozart, San Bernardino, Exploits, Wang, Dowd, Bruce Schneier, San Bernardino Terrorist


Firefox 88 to Disable FTP Next Week With Full Removal Set for June

Firefox will soon hand over FTP requests to other applications, as Mozilla begins to phase out the browser's long-standing FTP implementation in the next stable release. Mozilla announced its intention to disable support for the FTP protocol last year, but the plan was delayed because of the global health crisis. One of the oldest network protocols still in use, FTP handles file transfers between a server to a client, but it's no longer considered a secure way of uploading and downloading...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Caitlin Neiman


Google Researchers Boost Speech Recognition Accuracy With More Datasets

What if the key to improving speech recognition accuracy is simply mixing all available speech datasets together to train one large AI model? That's the hypothesis behind a recent study published by a team of researchers affiliated with Google Research and Google Brain. They claim an AI model named SpeechStew that was trained on a range of speech corpora achieves state-of-the-art or near-state-of-the-art results on a variety of speech recognition benchmarks. VentureBeat reports: In pursuit of a ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Mozilla, Broadcast News, Google Research and Google


How the FBI Managed To Get Into the San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

A new report from The Washington Post reveals how the FBI gained access to an iPhone linked to the 2015 San Bernardino shooting. Apple refused to build a backdoor into the phone, citing the potential to undermine the security of hundreds of millions of Apple users, which kicked off a legal battle that only ended after the FBI successfully hacked the phone. Thanks to the Washington Post's report, we now know the methods the FBI used to get into the iPhone. Mitchell Clark summarizes the key findin...
Tags: Apple, Washington Post, Tech, Fbi, Mozilla, The Washington Post, San Bernardino, Syed Rizwan Farook, Mitchell Clark, Azimuth Security


Mozilla partners with NVIDIA to democratize and diversify voice technology

As technology makes massive shift to voice-enabled products, NVIDIA invests $1.5 million in Mozilla Common Voice to transform the voice recognition landscape  Over the next decade, speech is expected to …
Tags: Mozilla, Nvidia, Linux, Mozilla Common Voice