rpg.pbem.online

Search

Items tagged with: firefox

Mozilla pulls four Firefox add-ons over excessive data collection | Engadget
Browser security extensions aren't automatically safer -- they might even make things worse. Mozilla has pulled Avast's Online Security and SafePrice extensions for Firefox, plus their AVG-branded equivalents, after AdBlock Plus creator Wladimir Palant found they were collecting much more data than necessary. This included a detailed web history that went well beyond site addresses and search history, including when and how long you visit a site, what you click, the number of open tabs and even when you switch to another tab. Mozilla's policies explicitly forbid this kind of fine-grained collection.
#technology #web #Mozilla #Firefox #security #privacy
 

Firefox’s fight for the future of the web | Technology | The Guardian

With Google’s Chrome dominating the market, not-for-profit rival Mozilla is staking a comeback on its dedication to privacy
#technology #internet #Firefox
 

Actively exploited bug in fully updated Firefox is sending users into a tizzy | Ars Technica

Scammers are actively exploiting a bug in Firefox that causes the browser to lock up after displaying a message warning the computer is running a pirated version of Windows that has been hacked.
#technology #security #hacking #Firefox
 

Firefox brings controversial encryption tool to the US by default, but not the UK | TechRadar

Mozilla won't make Domain-over-DNS (DoH) encryption the default option for Firefox users in the UK, despite planning to roll it out throughout the US very soon.

When you type a URL into your browser's address bar, the browser sends a request to a DNS server, which matches it to an IP address. Usually this request is sent in plain text, but with DoH, it's encrypted. This prevents the request being hijacked and stops you being sent to a different site from the one you wanted.
#technology #internet #browser #Firefox #security #privacy #DoH
 

Want to make Firefox faster on Linux? There’s apparently an easy way to do just that.


Forcing #Firefox to use #hardware #acceleration on #Linux results in a noticeable boost in the application’s overall responsiveness.

Firefox comes with hardware acceleration disabled on all Linux distributions. So, to enable hardware acceleration in Firefox on Linux, right this flame-tailed second (but first be aware that WebGL has security risks or something).

Pop open your browser, type about:config in the address bar, and hit enter/return.

Using the search box to find the layers.acceleration.force-enabled setting. Double-click on the ‘false’ listed under the ‘value’ column to set it to ‘true’.
Make Firefox Faster on Linux with this Simple Tweak
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 

PeerTubeify: On #YouTube and #invidious, displays the same video on #PeerTube, if it exists.


For example, you can try this cool #firefox #addon with the beautiful blender #video Spring: https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=WhWc3b3KhnY.
 

Firefox to Warn When Saved Logins Are Found in Data Breaches


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20460325
Posted by rahuldottech (karma: 1334)
Post stats: Points: 153 - Comments: 50 - 2019-07-17T15:14:24Z

\#HackerNews #are #breaches #data #firefox #found #logins #saved #warn #when
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 118 - Loop: 242 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 67
 

Camera and microphone require HTTPS in Firefox 68


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20395997
Posted by johnnyRose (karma: 154)
Post stats: Points: 210 - Comments: 70 - 2019-07-09T20:02:15Z

\#HackerNews #and #camera #firefox #https #microphone #require
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 163 - Loop: 102 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 61
Camera & microphone require https in Firefox 68.
 

Firefox 68.0


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20391885
Posted by Spydar007 (karma: 1033)
Post stats: Points: 158 - Comments: 43 - 2019-07-09T14:10:48Z

\#HackerNews #680 #firefox
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 119 - Loop: 88 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 129
 

How to Enable DNS-over-HTTPS in Firefox


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20371741
Posted by smacktoward (karma: 42629)
Post stats: Points: 120 - Comments: 60 - 2019-07-06T20:28:36Z

\#HackerNews #dns-over-https #enable #firefox #how
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 100 - Loop: 174 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 64
 

Firefox to get a random password generator, like Chrome | ZDNet

Mozilla is adding a random password generator to Firefox. Google added one to Chrome and Chromium-based browsers in the fall of 2018, with the release of Chrome/Chromium v69.

The Firefox random password generator is expected to become publicly available for all Firefox users with the release of Firefox 69, scheduled for release in early September, roughly a year after Chrome 69.
#technology #internet #browser #Firefox #security
 

Reinventing Firefox for Android


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20295694
Posted by mncolinlee (karma: 1421)
Post stats: Points: 134 - Comments: 73 - 2019-06-27T16:06:31Z

\#HackerNews #android #firefox #for #reinventing
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 113 - Loop: 138 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 33
Reinventing Firefox for Android: a Preview
 

Show HN: A Firefox extension to leave comments on any URL


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20292638
Posted by comntr (karma: 49)
Post stats: Points: 93 - Comments: 82 - 2019-06-27T08:26:20Z

\#HackerNews #any #comments #extension #firefox #leave #show #url
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 89 - Loop: 185 - Rank min: 80 - Author rank: 122
 

You need to give Firefox a chance


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20254420
Posted by dtroode (karma: 97)
Post stats: Points: 204 - Comments: 82 - 2019-06-23T10:12:58Z

\#HackerNews #chance #firefox #give #need #you
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 163 - Loop: 118 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 485
 

Is Firefox better than Chrome? It comes down to privacy


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20243473
Posted by donohoe (karma: 14530)
Post stats: Points: 164 - Comments: 103 - 2019-06-21T15:40:51Z

\#HackerNews #better #chrome #comes #down #firefox #privacy #than
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 143 - Loop: 187 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 81
 

Mozilla patches Firefox zero-day abused in the wild


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20218560
Posted by LinuxBender (karma: 7084)
Post stats: Points: 73 - Comments: 34 - 2019-06-18T21:21:16Z

\#HackerNews #abused #firefox #mozilla #patches #the #wild #zero-day
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 60 - Loop: 306 - Rank min: 60 - Author rank: 24
 

Mozilla is launching curated Recommended Extensions program this summer | betanews

However much you love your chosen web browser, you have probably enhanced its capabilities through the use of add-ons. Finding decent, reliable add-ons can be tricky, and this is why Mozilla is launching the Recommended Extensions program.
This editor-curated program will surface the very best vetted extensions for Firefox, and it is due to roll out in stages later this summer.
#computing #web #firefox #mozilla #browser
Mozilla is launching curated Recommended Extensions program this summer
 

Firefox: The Evolution of a Brand


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20157017
Posted by migueldemoura (karma: 436)
Post stats: Points: 174 - Comments: 80 - 2019-06-11T16:36:53Z

\#HackerNews #brand #evolution #firefox #the
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 142 - Loop: 287 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 94
Firefox: The Evolution Of A Brand
 

Google's Captcha in Firefox vs. in Chrome


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20147015
Posted by kojoru (karma: 521)
Post stats: Points: 262 - Comments: 90 - 2019-06-10T14:30:08Z

\#HackerNews #captcha #chrome #firefox #googles
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 204 - Loop: 120 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 118
 

CSS Grid Level 2 – subgrid is coming to Firefox


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20108423
Posted by headalgorithm (karma: 5129)
Post stats: Points: 167 - Comments: 39 - 2019-06-05T19:50:17Z

\#HackerNews #coming #css #firefox #grid #level #subgrid
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 124 - Loop: 184 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 63
CSS Grid Level 2 – subgrid is coming to Firefox
 

Firefox Monitor


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20103540
Posted by madhukarah (karma: 682)
Post stats: Points: 162 - Comments: 44 - 2019-06-05T12:10:22Z

\#HackerNews #firefox #monitor
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 122 - Loop: 188 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 74
 

Firefox's latest privacy updates strengthen tracking protection | Engadget

Firefox is rolling out an "Enhanced Tracking Protection" feature today that will block a list of over a thousand third-party trackers compiled by Disconnect, an open-source anti-tracking tool. New users of the browser who are downloading it for the first time will have the tracking protections turned on by default. Current users can either select the feature manually or wait for Firefox to update it in the coming months.
In Firefox, select "About Firefox" from the Help menu and it should update itself.

#technology #internet #browser #Firefox
 

Google Just Gave 2B Chrome Users a Reason to Switch to Firefox


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20056864
Posted by axiomdata316 (karma: 3724)
Post stats: Points: 108 - Comments: 46 - 2019-05-30T23:09:46Z

\#HackerNews #chrome #firefox #gave #google #just #reason #switch #users
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 87 - Loop: 89 - Rank min: 80 - Author rank: 46
 

Block Fingerprinting with Firefox


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20054831
Posted by rendall (karma: 431)
Post stats: Points: 185 - Comments: 52 - 2019-05-30T19:07:58Z

\#HackerNews #block #fingerprinting #firefox #with
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 140 - Loop: 123 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 29
How to block fingerprinting with Firefox
 

Firefox brings smooth video playback with the fastest AV1 decoder


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19997251
Posted by clouddrover (karma: 4792)
Post stats: Points: 183 - Comments: 24 - 2019-05-24T00:05:54Z

\#HackerNews #av1 #brings #decoder #fastest #firefox #playback #smooth #the #video #with
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 130 - Loop: 144 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 51
Firefox brings you smooth video playback with the world’s fastest AV1 decoder
 

Bigint Shipping in Firefox


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19991405
Posted by ingve (karma: 104944)
Post stats: Points: 130 - Comments: 41 - 2019-05-23T13:14:58Z

\#HackerNews #bigint #firefox #shipping
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 100 - Loop: 193 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 128
 

Faster Smarter JavaScript Debugging in Firefox DevTools


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19934613
Posted by edmorley (karma: 1305)
Post stats: Points: 157 - Comments: 39 - 2019-05-16T23:43:01Z

\#HackerNews #debugging #devtools #faster #firefox #javascript #smarter
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 117 - Loop: 186 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 107
Faster smarter JavaScript debugging in Firefox DevTools
 
What we do when things go wrong. https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/09/what-we-do-when-things-go-wrong/

#firefox #mozilla
What we do when things go wrong
 

Technical Details on the Recent Firefox Add-On Outage


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19871989
Posted by headalgorithm (karma: 3810)
Post stats: Points: 149 - Comments: 94 - 2019-05-09T20:19:40Z

\#HackerNews #add-on #details #firefox #outage #recent #technical #the
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 130 - Loop: 91 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 54
Technical Details on the Recent Firefox Add-on Outage
 

Firefox 66.0.4 is out, fixes disabled add-ons


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19834432
Posted by akyuu (karma: 329)
Post stats: Points: 96 - Comments: 60 - 2019-05-05T19:15:29Z

\#HackerNews #6604 #add-ons #disabled #firefox #fixes #out
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 84 - Loop: 30 - Rank min: 80 - Author rank: 329
 
Ah non, punaise... 😟
Firefox.
Extensions obsolètes.
Ces extensions ne répondent pas aux exigences actuelles de Firefox. Elles ont été désactivées.
Heuu... okay, mais... le moteur Lilo ! Privacy Badger ! uBlock Origin ! Cookie Autodelete ! Invidition !!

Autant dire qu'on se retrouve à poil, quoi.

Ce qui m'emm..bête le plus, c'est uBlock Origin. :( ...On fait comment, maintenant...

#web #Firefox #plugins #mayday
 

Update Regarding Add-Ons in Firefox


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19826827
Posted by akyuu (karma: 142)
Post stats: Points: 136 - Comments: 129 - 2019-05-04T14:59:31Z

\#HackerNews #add-ons #firefox #regarding #update
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 133 - Loop: 83 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 157
Update Regarding Add-ons in Firefox
 
🎮 Advance Girl 🕹 - 2019-05-04 09:55:39 GMT
Toutes les #extensions #Firefox devenues inopérantes du fait d'un certificat expiré

https://www.nextinpact.com/news/107844-toutes-extensions-firefox-devenues-inoperantes-fait-dun-certificat-expire.htm
 
🎮 Advance Girl 🕹 - 2019-05-04 09:55:39 GMT
Toutes les #extensions #Firefox devenues inopérantes du fait d'un certificat expiré

https://www.nextinpact.com/news/107844-toutes-extensions-firefox-devenues-inoperantes-fait-dun-certificat-expire.htm
 

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Eyeing LTO By Default; GCC 9 Optimization Work Thanks To Firefox


https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GCC-9-LTO-Tumbleweed-Firefox

#gcc #lto #performance #firefox #tumbleweed #phoronix
 

Protections Against Fingerprinting and Crypto Mining in Firefox Nightly and Beta


We have added a feature to block fingerprinting and cryptomining in Firefox Nightly as an option for users to turn on.
Article word count: 485

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19614808
Posted by sohkamyung (karma: 24239)
Post stats: Points: 177 - Comments: 33 - 2019-04-09T14:12:02Z

\#HackerNews #against #and #beta #crypto #fingerprinting #firefox #mining #nightly #protections
Article content:




At Mozilla, we have been working hard to protect you from threats and annoyances on the web, so you can live your online life with less to worry about. Last year, we told you about adapting our [1]approach to anti-tracking given the added importance of keeping people’s information on the web private in today’s climate. We talked about blocking tracking while also offering a clear set of controls to give our users more choice over what information they share with sites. One of the three key initiatives we listed was mitigating harmful practices like fingerprinting and cryptomining. We have added a feature to block fingerprinting and cryptomining in Firefox Nightly as an option for users to turn on.

What are fingerprinting and cryptomining scripts?

A variety of popular “fingerprinting” scripts are invisibly embedded on many web pages, harvesting a snapshot of your computer’s configuration to build a digital fingerprint that can be used to track you across the web, even if you clear your cookies. Fingerprinting violates Firefox’s [2]anti-tracking policy.

Another category of scripts called “cryptominers” run costly operations on your web browser without your knowledge or consent, using the power of your computer’s CPU to generate cryptocurrency for someone else’s benefit. These scripts slow down your computer, drain your battery and rack up your electric bill.

How will Firefox block these harmful scripts?

To combat these threats, we are pleased to announce new protections against fingerprinters and cryptominers. In collaboration with [3]Disconnect, we have compiled lists of domains that serve [4]fingerprinting and [5]cryptomining scripts. Now in the latest Firefox Nightly and Beta versions, we give users the option to block both kinds of scripts as part of our Content Blocking suite of protections.

In Firefox Nightly 68 and Beta 67, these new protections against fingerprinting and cryptomining are currently disabled by default. You can enable them with the following steps:

1. Click the Firefox main menu: [6]
[IMG]2. Choose “Preferences”: [7]
[IMG]3. Click on the “Privacy and Security” tab at left: [8]
[IMG]4. Under “Content Blocking”, click on “Custom”: [9]
[IMG]5. Finally, check “Cryptominers” and “Fingerprinters” so that they are both blocked: [10]

[IMG]Once enabled, Firefox will block any scripts that have been identified by Disconnect to participate in cryptomining or fingerprinting. (These protections will be turned on by default in Nightly in the coming weeks.)

Testing these protections by default

In the coming months, we will start testing these protections with small groups of users and will continue to work with Disconnect to improve and expand the set of domains blocked by Firefox. We plan to enable these protections by default for all Firefox users in a future release.

As always, we welcome your reports of any broken websites you may encounter. Just click on the Tracking Protection “shield” in the address bar and click “Report a Problem”:

[11]

[IMG]Help us by reporting broken websites

We invite you to check out this feature to keep users safe on the current [12]Nightly and Beta releases.

References

Visible links
1. https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2018/08/30/changing-our-approach-to-anti-tracking/
2. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Anti_tracking_policy#2._Tracking_via_unintended_identification_techniques
3. https://disconnect.me/
4. https://github.com/mozilla-services/shavar-prod-lists/blob/7eaadac98bc9dcc95ce917eff7bbb21cb71484ec/disconnect-blacklist.json#L9316
5. https://github.com/mozilla-services/shavar-prod-lists/blob/7eaadac98bc9dcc95ce917eff7bbb21cb71484ec/disconnect-blacklist.json#L9537
6. https://ffp4g1ylyit3jdyti1hqcvtb-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/futurereleases/files/2019/04/hamburger.png
7. https://ffp4g1ylyit3jdyti1hqcvtb-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/futurereleases/files/2019/04/prefs.png
8. https://ffp4g1ylyit3jdyti1hqcvtb-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/futurereleases/files/2019/04/privsec.png
9. https://ffp4g1ylyit3jdyti1hqcvtb-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/futurereleases/files/2019/04/custom.png
10. https://ffp4g1ylyit3jdyti1hqcvtb-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/futurereleases/files/2019/04/cm_fp.png
11. https://ffp4g1ylyit3jdyti1hqcvtb-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/futurereleases/files/2019/04/2019-04-04-12.20.31.gif
12. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/desktop/

HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 129 - Loop: 145 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 80
Protections Against Fingerprinting and Cryptocurrency Mining Available in Firefox Nightly and Beta
 

The new Skype for Web is live, unless you use Safari, Firefox, Opera


Welp, there’s always the app
Article word count: 223

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19336411
Posted by vaultcool (karma: 158)
Post stats: Points: 123 - Comments: 54 - 2019-03-08T10:17:35Z

\#HackerNews #firefox #for #live #new #opera #safari #skype #the #unless #use #web #you
Article content:

Image/Photo

Microsoft’s [1]Skype for Web refresh [2]is here, meaning Chrome and Edge users no longer need to use the service’s standalone app to get access to features such as HD video calling and call recording. The service has also received a number of interface improvements designed to make it easier to keep track of the contents of conversations.

First is a new notifications panel to let you see every time someone has mentioned or quoted you in the same place. Then there’s a new media gallery which contains every link or piece of media sent via a text chat, allowing you to quickly find an image that was sent without having to scroll through the rest of the text conversation. There’s also a new feature that lets you search within individual conversations.

Attempting to access Skype for Web with another browser generates an error message, such as the one shown here. Screenshot by Jon Porter / The Verge

The refreshed Skype for Web is available now on machines running running Windows 10 or MacOS 10.12 Sierra and later. The new version of the service will work with Edge and Chrome, and a quick check suggests that it also works on browsers based on the latest version of Chromium (such as Brave and Vivaldi). Other browsers, such as Firefox, Safari, or Opera aren’t currently supported.

References

Visible links
1. https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1514734&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fweb.skype.com
2. https://blogs.skype.com/news/2019/03/07/the-new-skype-for-web-is-here/

HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 100 - Loop: 180 - Rank min: 80 - Author rank: 32
 
Later posts Earlier posts