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Menu Categories: Share: Mozilla Files Brief Against U.S. Immigration Executive Order February 6, 2017 Mozilla filed a against the Executive Order on immigration, along with nearly 100 other major companies across different industries. We joined this brief in support of the case because the freedom for ideas and innovation to flow across borders is something we strongly believe in as a tech company. More importantly it is something we know is necessary to fulfill our mission to protect and advance the internet as a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.
Since launching the new Firefox Test Pilot program in May 2016, we’ve debuted several experiments with the goal of finding browser features that users love and incorporating them into future versions of Firefox. Today, we’re continuing our efforts toward creating … Read more
Menu Categories: Share: Launching an Independent OpenNews Program February 9, 2017 At Mozilla, one of our essential roles is convener: working to identify, connect and support like-minded people who are building a healthier Internet. An early — and strong — example of that work is the program. Six years ago, Mozilla and Knight Foundation created an initiative to combine open-source practices with journalism. Our aim: strengthen journalism on the open web, and empower newsroom developers, designers and data reporters across the globe.
We are pleased with today’s decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the District Court of Washington’s suspension of the U.S. Executive Order on immigration. We believe today’s decision is a step in the right direction, but … Read more
Menu Categories: Share: US Immigration Ban January 28, 2017 The immigration ban imposed by Friday’s executive order is overly broad and its implementation is highly disruptive to fostering a culture of innovation and economic growth. By slamming the door on talented immigrants –including those already legally in the United States and those seeking to enter – the ban will create a barrier to innovation, economic development and global impact. Immigrants bring world class skills and expertise to build advanced technology that can improve the lives of people everywhere.
Menu Categories: Share: Are you Privacy Aware? Data Privacy Day, and Every Day January 26, 2017 In a world where apps, products and devices are all powered by your personal data, creating awareness and enabling people to protect their data privacy is more important than ever. Data Privacy Day is around the corner (January 28) and we’re happy to support this day dedicated to empowering individuals and asking businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust. At Mozilla, every day is Data Privacy Day.
International Data Privacy Day is right around the corner and to mark the event we’re happy to announce that Firefox Focus, the privacy browser, is now available for iOS in 27 languages covering billions of users around the world. Mozilla’s … Read more
Today’s release of Firefox includes various features for developers and users that enable a richer and safer experience on the web. WebGL 2 enables a new generation of 3D graphics on the web Firefox is the first browser to support … Read more
Menu Categories: Share: Digital Citizens, Let’s Talk About Internet Health January 19, 2017 Today, Mozilla is launching the prototype version of the . With this open-source research project, we want to start a conversation with you, citizens of the Internet, about what is healthy, unhealthy, and what lies ahead for the Internet. When I first fell in love with the Internet in the mid-1990s, it was very much a commons that belonged to everyone: a place where anyone online could publish or make anything. They could do so without asking permission from a publisher, a banker or a government.
Menu Categories: Share: Equal Rating Innovation Challenge: And the Semifinalists are… January 17, 2017 Announcing the five innovative concepts that made it to the final round About three months ago we to help catalyze new thinking and innovation to provide access to the open Internet to those still living without. Clearly the idea resonated. Thanks to the help of numerous digital inclusion initiatives, think tanks, impact hubs and various local communities that supported us, our challenge has spurred global engagement.
For most of us email is a big part of our online lives. Today we’re excited to share that we’ve made updates to the email experience in Firefox for iOS, making it possible to choose your favorite email app when … Read more
Menu Categories: Share: Missing from the Trump Cabinet Nominee Hearings: Cybersecurity for Everyday Internet Users January 11, 2017 This week, the U.S. Senate is assessing a slate of cabinet nominees for the incoming Trump administration. If confirmed, these nominees are some of the people who will shape public policy for the next several years on critical issues — including civil liberties and national security. Members of the Senate asked a range of essential and direct questions. But cybersecurity questions were not a significant part of the discussion in the hearing for potential Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who will lead the Department of Justice, including law enforcement investigations that involve technology.
Mozilla and other major technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, Google and Twitter, are joining together in an amicus brief filing that supports Facebook’s ability to challenge both a search warrant for nearly 400 Facebook users’ data, and an indefinite gag … Read more
Menu Categories: Share: Living Inside the Computer: Building Responsible IoT January 5, 2017 A by the NetGain Partnership examines the opportunities and dangers of a pervasive web Today, we live online. The Internet intersects with everything from commerce and journalism to art and civic participation. But more and more, living online doesn’t mean sitting in front of a screen, mouse in hand. The Internet of Things — the networked computing environment that spans the globe — allows the web to permeate our clothes, our homes, our healthcare.
Menu Categories: Share: Mozilla Welcomes Ashley Boyd, VP of Advocacy January 3, 2017 Movement-building veteran joins the Mozilla This month, Ashley Boyd joins Mozilla as VP, Advocacy. Ashley will lead Mozilla’s work to fuel the open Internet movement and mobilize millions to stand up for a free, open web. Our mission is ambitious: making the health of the Internet a mainstream issue. It is also vital: as centralization, surveillance, exclusion and other online threats proliferate, we need a movement to keep the web a global public resource.
There are many recent examples of the threats to Internet security. We’ve talked about how protecting cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and we see increased need for governments, tech companies and users to work together on topics like encryption, security … Read more
Menu Categories: Share: Helen Turvey Joins the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors December 5, 2016 Today, we’re welcoming as a new member of the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors. Helen is the CEO of the . Her focus on philanthropy and openness throughout her career makes her a great addition to our Board. Throughout 2016, we have been focused on for both the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation boards of directors. Our recruiting efforts for board members has been geared towards building a diverse group of people who embody the values and mission that bring Mozilla to life.
Menu Categories: Share: Why I’m joining Mozilla’s Board, by Helen Turvey December 5, 2016 Today, I’m very honored to join . Firefox is how I first got in contact with Mozilla. The browser was my first interaction with free and open source software. I downloaded it in 2004, not with any principled stance in mind, but because it was better, faster, more secure and allowed me to determine how I used it, with add-ons and so forth. Helen Turvey joins the Mozilla Foundation Board My love of open began, seeing the direct implications for philanthropy, for diversity, moving from a scarcity to abundance model in terms of the information and data we need to make decisions in our lives.
Today, I’m joining Mozilla’s Board. What attracts me to Mozilla is its people, mission and values. I’ve long admired Mozilla’s noble mission to ensure the internet is free, open and accessible to all. That Mozilla has organized itself in a … Read more
Today, we are very pleased to announce the latest addition to the Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors – Julie Hanna. Julie is the Executive Chairman for Kiva and a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and we couldn’t be more excited … Read more
Menu Categories: Share: State of Mozilla 2015 Annual Report December 1, 2016 We just released our . This report highlights key activities for Mozilla in 2015 and includes detailed financial documents. Mozilla is not your average company. We’re a different kind of organization – a nonprofit, global community with a mission to ensure that the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. I hope you enjoy reading and learning more about Mozilla and our developments in products, web technologies, policy, advocacy and internet health.
It’s that time of year! The excitement of Black Friday carries into today – CyberMonday – the juxtaposition of the analog age and the digital age. Both days are fueled by media and retailers alike and are about shopping. And … Read more