Category: Mozilla

Following The Hate Speech, Mozilla Threatens To Fire Its Possible Employee

By | August 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Following The Hate Speech, Mozilla Threatens To Fire Its Possible EmployeeInstead of focusing on making browser better, Chris switches to the politics.

Recently, a series of anonymous comments were posted on reddit that caught attention of the Mozilla CEO itself, Chris Beard.

Posted by the user aioyama, it made some pretty what people consider “disrespectful” statements, including Mozilla’s former employees:

“Frankly everyone was glad to see the back of Christie Koehler. She was batshit insane and permanently offended at everything. When she and the rest of her blue-haired nose-pierced asshole feminists are gone, the tech industry will breathe a sigh of relief.”

As well as
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Mozilla Complains About The Windows 10

By | July 31, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Complains About The Windows 10Now here is an interesting piece of drama before the weekend begins. As you might know, Microsoft has started pushing Windows 10 to all the user’s around the globe. However, it looks like Mozilla is not particularly happy with the way software giant is handling updates.

In an open letter, Mozilla’s CEO, Chris Beard said that “the Windows 10 upgrade experience strips users of their choice by effectively overriding existing user preferences for the Web browser and other apps” and that they have tried to work things out but it did not result in any meaningful progress. And this is why they have decided to go public. In addition to that, he claims that it is now much harder for people to use the third party apps and change the default.
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Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million Boost

By | July 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million BoostMozilla must be kicking themselves in the foot.

Back in May, Chris Beard, the CEO of Mozilla, has announced plans to drop the $25 version of Firefox OS and overhaul the overall plans for the mobile operating system.

Shortly afterwards, a couple of execs have left the company, including the president, Li Gong, who have since formed a new startup codenamed “Gone Fishing”, to create a new mobile solution, which is partially based on the Firefox OS itself. Since then, more than 40 former Mozilla employees have also joined the company as well as people from other sources.

Now, it looks like the very same startup (Acadine Techologies), has received a $100 million investment from China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, with a goal to create a better mobile operating system called H5OS, which is set to target tablets, smartphones and wearable devices.
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Mozilla Kills Adobe Flash On Firefox, Disables It By Default

By | July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Kills Adobe Flash On Firefox, Disables It By DefaultNow here is an interesting piece of news for all the tech (aka Flash hating) enthusiasts out there.

Unless you have been disconnected from the Internet for the last week or so, then the Hacking Team / Adobe Flash exploit leaks should be pretty known to you. Now, according to various reports, people are starting to see Flash disabled by default with the following pop-up displayed at the top of the page:

Firefox has prevent the unsafe plugin “Adobe Flash” from running on www.domain.com.
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Palemoon To “Dump” Gecko

By | July 13, 2015 | 4 Comments

Palemoon To “Dump” GeckoWhile press screams doom and gloom for Firefox, here’s a real explanation.

Not so long time ago developers behind Palemoon, a web browser based on Firefox’s Gecko rendering engine, have announced that they will be switching away from Mozilla’s to their own rendering engine called Goanna.
Now, before you start thinking about the PR disaster for Mozilla, it does not take rocket science to figure out that nothing actually changes. How so? Here’s a story in 60 seconds or less:
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Mozilla Abandons The 18 Week Firefox Release Schedule

By | July 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

 Mozilla Abandons The 18 Week Firefox Release SchedulePromises to ship fixes to users in minutes.

With Microsoft finishing Windows 10 later this week and releasing it globally at the end of this month, it looks like Mozilla is too working hard on a Windows 10 specific version of Firefox, which (according to them) is coming out soon.

What is more interesting however is the fact that the company has decided to abandon its “18-week development” plan and instead, focus on shortening the time it takes for new Firefox features to reach the users. On a message board, Mozilla’s Dave Camp has stated that “today [code deployment] isn’t done on an 18-week cycle. We think there are big wins to be had in shortening the time that new features reaches users. Critical fixes should ship to users in minutes, not days.”
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23 X Times More Performance: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla & Others Join Forces

By | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

23 X Times More Performance: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla & Others Join ForcesWill co-develop a new binary format.

It’s nice to see tech giants that are usually competing with one another coming together to work on something that will benefit users all over the globe. The most recent example comes from a new announcement, which details the forthcoming partnership between Mozilla, Microsoft, WebKit engineers and others.

What is it all about? As you might know, when it comes to executing JavaScript files, browsers simply download them from a server, compile them using their own JavaScript engine and then execute. How exactly is this a problem? It is not but there is a ton of improvements that developers can make to speed everything up (such as Mozilla’s ASM.JS, Google’s NativeClient or Microsoft’s TypeScript). However, a newly joined “alliance” aims to make a new binary format called WebAssembly, which should merge all vendor’s efforts into a single compilation target.
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Get Rich Quick: Mozilla Joins Google And Microsoft

By | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Get Rich Quick: Mozilla Joins Google And MicrosoftWill pay you $10,000+ for mind boggling exploits.

If you want to get rich quick and have some deep understanding on how web browsers work and more importantly, how to exploit them, then good news as Mozilla has just announced that they too will be paying money for discovering various security vulnerabilities.

As a result, updated Client Bug Bounty Program will reward anyone if they create or report a:
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Mozilla Weaves Goodbye To Its $25 Smartphone Dream

By | May 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mozilla Weaves Goodbye To Its $25 Smartphone DreamAs well as future v2.2 updates.

It looks like Mozilla’s plan to conquer the world with a $25 Firefox OS smartphone did not exactly went as planned. According to the recently revealed internal email that was sent by the Chris Beard himself (the CEO of Mozilla), the open source organization has failed to gain any sufficient traction to justify the further significant investments as far as the ultra-low cost smartphone program goes.

“We have not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone, and we will not pursue all parts of the program. We will focus on efforts that provide a better user experience, rather than focusing on cost alone.”
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Firefox’s New Tab Page Will Show Ads & Gather Your Browsing Habits

By | May 22, 2015 | 5 Comments

Firefox’s New Tab Page Will Show Ads & Gather Your Browsing Habits It looks like Firefox just set itself on fire.

When your market share keeps decreasing month over month, what can you do in order to win back at least some of the lost users? Useful new features? Performance improvements? User interface tweaks? If you have answered to any of these questions “yes” then you are wrong, at least according to Mozilla’s management.

We are not exactly sure what are they thinking but for some reason they have decided that the best way to improve Firefox users experience (or try to squeeze as much money as possible before the browser’s market share drops to single digits (which is already at 11.70% compared to 17.26% a year ago) is to show you ads!
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