Category: Mozilla

Microsoft: We Are More Secure Than Google & Mozilla

By | July 10, 2013 | 9 Comments

Microsoft: We Are More Secure Than Google & Mozilla

During today’s WPC 2013 Event, Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft, boasted about their achievements in the security department and compared the number of vulnerabilities versus Google and Mozilla.

The slide above is pretty self explanatory but if you are wondering where they got these statistics from, it’s from Secunia’s Vulnerability Review 2013 report, which can be requested in the following page.
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Firefox OS Sees Great Developer Interest

By | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Firefox OS Sees Great Developer InterestFor the mobile OS that is yet to be launched, it looks like Mozilla’s Firefox OS was received pretty enthusiastically in the developer community. As it turns outs, 25% of all mobile developers have expressed their interest in Firefox OS, beating BlackBerry and Tizen devices.

In addition to that, the survey also shows a 35% interest in the HTML mobile apps, which is exactly what Mozilla is gambling on.

And this is what it looks like in a visual format:
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Meet Firefox’s New Logo

By | July 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Meet Firefox's New LogoShadows will remain.

Now here is something uneventful yet still very worth mentioning: a new Firefox logo, which was designed with mobile in mind.

How so? According to Mozilla, it was optimized to look crisper and cleaner on devices with small screens yet would still scale really well on high resolution displays (such as qHD resolution Windows 8.1 ultrabooks and tablets).
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Interview With Mozilla’s Vice President Of Firefox Engineering

By | June 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

Interview With Mozilla's Vice President Of Firefox EngineeringGood morning,

If you are hungry for some answers (and PR fluff), guys at Engadget did a pretty good interview with Johnathan Nightingale, the VP of Firefox Engineering, asking about Internet Explorer (and Google Chrome) dominance, mobile gaming, WebRTC and much more.

Check it out.

First Firefox OS Tablet Revealed

By | June 4, 2013 | 6 Comments

First Firefox OS Tablet Revealed

Two foxes don’t make a bear.

As reported back in May, Foxconn and Mozilla have recently announced a strategic partnership and Firefox OS tablet.

What about the details? There aren’t any, journalists weren’t even allowed to touch a tablet. Talk about a reveal.

Rumor: Firefox OS Tablet To Re Revealed Next Week

By | May 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Rumor: Firefox OS Tablet To Re Revealed Next WeekJune 3rd is the day.

Now here’s an interesting rumor for you. In order to “diversify its client base away from Apple”, Hon Hai (also known as Foxconn) is teaming up with Mozilla to reveal “a new device” (which is likely to be a tablet) as soon as next week.

While details remain vague, we can only speculate that it’s likely to be a low end tablet aimed to compete with cheap Android devices rather than the premium products like Microsoft’s Surface or Apple’s iPad. Nonetheless, we are pretty excited to see the hardware assuming this rumor is true.
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Firefox Brand Used To Cover Spyware

By | May 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Firefox Brand Used To Cover SpywareMozilla isn’t too happy about it.

According to a report by Citizen Lab, Gamma International, a UK based firm that produces surveillance software (FinFisher), is tricking people into installing their spyware on their machines, which is later masked as Firefox.exe.

As noted in the Mozilla’s blog post, “when a user examines the installed spyware on his/her machine by viewing its properties, Gamma misrepresents its program as “Firefox.exe” and includes the properties associated with Firefox along with a version number and copyright and trademark claims attributed to “Firefox and Mozilla Developers.”
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HTML5: Epic Citadel On Unreal Engine 3

By | May 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

After Mozilla’s partnership announcement with Epic Games earlier this year, both companies have finally demonstrated the capabilities of HTML5 and JavaScript in a new video, which shows a web version of “Epic Citadel” demo that does not require any plugins to run.

The best part? According to the video, it took them only 3 days to do so, thanks to asm.js and Emscripten, which first appeared in Firefox 22 Alpha.

Opera Sues Its Ex-Employee For $3.4 Million

By | April 29, 2013 | 20 Comments

Opera Sues Its Ex-Employee For $3.4 MillionClaims he took trade secrets to Mozilla.

Now here is a new drama for you. Apparently, Opera Software is suing one of its visionary ex-employees, Trond Werner Hansen, who joined the company in 1999 and worked till 2006, then left shortly after only to join for another year from 2009 to 2010.

Why visionary? According to the claims, he was behind a lot of innovations that everyone loves, including tabbed browsing, speed dial, mouse gesture and integrated search.
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Firefox’s Usage Stats (Telemetry) Are Not Anonymous

By | April 26, 2013 | 4 Comments

Firefox’s Usage Stats (Telemetry) Are Not AnonymousYour personal information will be shared with 3rd parties.

We won’t blame you if you never read Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and other “useless” information. However, there is one guy who did so and as it turns out, Mozilla’s telemetry data policy got some disturbing details.

In fact, the open source organization states that their policy is to “make Personal Information, such as your name and email address, and Potentially Personal Information, such as the URL of the site you last visited, only available to its employees, contractors, and selected contributors who signed confidentiality agreements that prohibit them from using or disclosing such information other than for approved Mozilla purposes.”
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