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Firefox Will Soon Free You From Autoplay Hell

Few things are more annoying when surfing the internet than some random video autoplaying in one of your 10,000 open tabs. Thankfully, Firefox users will finally be able to automatically disable autoplay starting next month. Read More >>

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Speed Up Your Web Browsing With These Browser Extensions

You probably spend a lot of your computing time travelling across the web in your browser of choice, which means any ways of speeding up that browser time is going to add a serious boost to your productivity. Install these extensions to supercharge your browsing and get everything done on the web that little bit quicker. Read More >>

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It’s Time to Audit All the Extensions You’ve Installed on Your Browser

A lot of what we do on our computers goes through the browser, and that means any extensions you choose to add on top of that browser have a very privileged position: They can see where you’re going online, they can see the data you’re passing to and from the web, and they can send and receive data themselves. Read More >>

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How to Reset All of Your Browsers Back to Square One

Like an operating system reinstall, resetting your web browser can fix all kinds of problems and improve performance at the same time—squash annoying bugs, clear out dodgy and outdated extensions and get a browser that’s good as new with a hard reset. Here’s how to carry it out on all the major browsers. Read More >>

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Firefox Will Now Alert You When You Visit Hacked Sites

It can be hard to know if and when you might have been impacted by a data breach. That is, unless you’re a Firefox Quantum user. Yesterday, Mozilla announced it’ll alert desktop users when they stumble upon a site that’s recently reported a breach. Read More >>

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Why I Can’t Quit Chrome

Google Chrome was released to the world 10 years ago today. I’ve been using the browser since it launched on OS X in 2009, and let me tell you what, I feel trapped now. This power-hogging, data-gobbling piece of software is where I spend most of my days, although not necessarily because I want it this way. As hard as I’ve tried, I just can’t quit Chrome. Read More >>

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Firefox Focus Browser for iOS Can Now Lock Your Internet History Behind FaceID

Firefox has got bit into the whole internet privacy thing with the Firefox Focus smartphone browser, automatically removing things like trackers and ads, plus letting you delete your browsing history nice and easily. But if you like keeping your browsing history around for one reason or another, iOS users now have the option to safeguard it behind FaceID. That way nobody will go snooping and find out what presents you're buying them. Or what porn you've been watching. Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Know About the Plan to Kill Internet Passwords

Passwords just don’t work all that well for our modern-day websites and web apps: They’re insecure, they’re hard to remember, and they’re a lot of hassle to manage for only the basic account protection that they provide. Now Chrome and Firefox are leading the charge to kill off passwords on the web for good. Read More >>

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Mozilla Puts Up £168,000 to Explore How AI Threatens a ‘Healthy Internet’

Mozilla announced today that it’s offering five-figure grants to researchers and creatives studying the impact of artificial intelligence on society. This latest round of the annual Mozilla awards will net lucky winners up to $50,000 (£37,000) for producing AI-awareness content: videos, browser extensions, or interactive data visualisations. Read More >>

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How to Stop Mozilla From Sticking Ads in Your Firefox Browser

Because all good things must come to an end, Mozilla has decided to follow through with its plan to insert ads into your sacred New Tab page, and it will be using Pocket — acquired in 2017 — to do it. Luckily, Firefox users can take control of the situation with just a bit of effort. Read More >>

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Mozilla’s Latest Firefox Extension Will Stop Facebook Tracking Your Browsing Habits

Facebook doesn't just peek at what you're doing on its own platform, but that isn't exactly news. It's been known for ages that Facebook uses tracking cookies to peek at your browsing habits, but in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal there's more demand to stop Mark Zuckerberg collecting large quantities of data. Read More >>

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Update Your Firefox Now: Mozilla Just Patched a ‘Critical’ Security Flaw

Firefox version 57, otherwise known as Firefox Quantum, has done wonderful things to help get Mozilla’s open-source web browser back in shape, but along the way, the company has made a few mistakes. One of the biggest of Mozilla’s recent flubs was an exploit hidden in Firefox’s user interface code that made it possible to for an attacker to run unsanitised HTML on a user’s computer. Read More >>

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Firefox May Soon Start Publicly Shaming Sites With Crappy Security

In the constant battle to ensure your privacy online, there are some precautions you can take to protect yourself, such as avoiding clicking random links and using different passwords for every site. But other measures require some help from the websites you visit, and based on a hidden option found in the latest Firefox beta, Mozilla may start publicly shaming websites that are still clinging on to HTTP. Read More >>

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After Blowback, Firefox Will Move Mr. Robot Extension to Store

This week, Mozilla slipped a browser extension that promoted Mr. Robot into Firefox. The goal was to give Firefox users access to an alternate reality game tied to the end of the show’s third season, but because Firefox didn’t initially offer any explanation for the sudden appearance of the extension, nicknamed Looking Glass, many users worried that spyware had been installed in their browsers. Read More >>

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Mozilla Slipped a ‘Mr. Robot’-Promo Plugin into Firefox and Users Are Not Happy

Mozilla sneaked a browser plugin that promotes Mr. Robot into Firefox—and managed to upset a bunch of its privacy-conscious users in the process. Read More >>