Latest Firefox publications

Mozilla releases ‘rebellious’ selfie app against EU copyright reform

In response to the European Union’s (EU) proposed copyright reforms, web browser Mozilla has created a new app, called Post Crimes, which it believes highlights the outdated and harmful nature of the proposals. Mozilla argued in a blog post this week that the reforms make everyday online activities like education and parody unlawful. It suggests… Read More

Firefox FlyWeb offers platform-agnostic IoT interactions

Mozilla is developing a new framework that will let the browser interact directly with IoT-enabled devices, bypassing all but local networks. Called FlyWeb, the feature is currently built into Firefox nightly developer builds, and if its present configuration is maintained (and it is approved for mainstream release), it will ship as a ‘baked’ option rather… Read More

Highly-cloaked USB malware can piggy-back on ‘portable’ applications

A new USB-based malware has been identified which has unusual powers to evade detection, and which can also leverage the mobility of ‘portable’ applications such as ‘standalone’ versions of Firefox Portable, Notepad++ and TrueCrypt. The malware, called Win32/PSW.Stealer.NAI or ‘USB thief’, was spotted by ESET, whose researcher Tomas Gardon explains that the code is not… Read More

Mozilla testing four new IoT solutions

Mozilla announced this week that it has identified a shortlist of projects for development and testing in their Internet of Things experiment. This follows last December’s decision to stop competing in the smartphone market, instead focusing its energies on other connected devices and the Internet of Things. The projects that will move forward to development… Read More

Firefox sacrifices beauty in order to end browser freeze

A new post at mozilla.org announces that Firefox 46 will finally cure the browser freeze syndrome known as ‘jank’ – the moment where scrolling becomes impossible because of a backlog of instructions – but that this improvement will cause some undesirable user experiences as well. The current Firefox beta already deploys the asynchronous panning and… Read More