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Women Who Tech and Mozilla Announce Winners of Women Startup Challenge Europe

The Mozilla Blog - October 26, 2018 4004

Europe was at the center of a milestone for women in tech today as nonprofit Women Who Tech and tech giant Mozilla announced the winners of the Women Startup Challenge … Read more


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Latest Firefox Rolls Out Enhanced Tracking Protection

The Mozilla Blog - October 23, 2018 3982

At Firefox, we’re always looking to build features that are true to the Mozillia mission of giving people control over their data and privacy whenever they go online. We recently … Read more


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University of Dundee and Mozilla Announce Doctoral Program for ‘Healthier IoT’

The Mozilla Blog - October 24, 2018 3915

With €1.5m in EU funding, this paid PhD program will explore how to build a more open, secure, and trustworthy Internet of Things   This week, the University of Dundee and … Read more


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At MozFest, Spend 7 Days Exploring Internet Health

The Mozilla Blog - October 16, 2018 3463

Mozilla’s ninth-annual festival — slated for October 22-28 in London — examines how the internet and human life intersect   Workshops that teach you how to detect misinformation and mobile … Read more


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Friends Don’t Let Friends Use the Edge Web Browser (or Bing for Search)

Speed of Creativity - October 13, 2018 3325

This past week at school, I accidentally clicked a bad link while setting up a fresh installation of Windows10. This dramatically highlighted how easy it is for someone today to accidentally install malware or adware on a computer, and why friends shouldn’t let friends use the Edge Web Browser or the Bing search [...]

Beware of Phishing Cell Phone Calls: Don’t Share Personal Info with Strangers

Speed of Creativity - October 03, 2018 2775

Here’s an important cautionary tale for anyone with a cell phone: Beware of phishing calls. Don’t share personal information with strangers over the phone, if you can’t verify their identity and authority with absolute certainty. Security Stock-11091” (

New Firefox Focus comes with search suggestions, revamped visual design and an under-the-hood surprise for Android users

The Mozilla Blog - October 02, 2018 2685

When we first launched Firefox Focus, we wanted to quickly deliver a streamlined private browsing experience for your mobile device. Since then, we’ve been pleasantly surprised by how many people … Read more


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25,000 Americans Urge Venmo to Update Its Privacy Settings

The Mozilla Blog - September 27, 2018 2410

Also: A new Mozilla-Ipsos poll reveals a majority of respondents want privacy, and not publicity, as their default setting online   Earlier this week, Mozilla visited Venmo’s headquarters in New … Read more


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Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach

The Mozilla Blog - September 25, 2018 2300

Data breaches, when information like your username and password are stolen from a website you use, are an unfortunate part of life on the internet today. It can be hard … Read more


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$1.6 Million to Connect Unconnected Americans: Our NSF-WINS Grand Prize Winners

The Mozilla Blog - September 25, 2018 2293

Menu Categories: Share: $1.6 Million to Connect Unconnected Americans: Our NSF-WINS Grand Prize Winners Mozilla September 25, 2018 After months of prototyping and judging, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation are fueling the best and brightest ideas for bringing more Americans online   Today, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are announcing the grand prize winners in our — an audacious competition to connect millions of unconnected Americans. The grand prize winners are as novel as they are promising: An 80-foot tower in rural Appalachia that beams broadband connectivity to residents.

Fast Company Innovation by Design Award for Common Voice

The Mozilla Blog - September 10, 2018 1470

Today Common Voice — our crowdsourcing-initiative for an open and publicly available voice dataset that anyone can use to train speech-enabled applications — was honored as a Finalist in the … Read more


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Latest Firefox Releases Available Today

The Mozilla Blog - September 05, 2018 1200

The latest versions of Firefox for desktop, Android and iOS launched today. Since our last release update, we’ve been working on a couple improvements and laying the foundation for upcoming … Read more


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Welcome Alan Davidson, Mozilla’s new VP of Global Policy, Trust and Security

The Mozilla Blog - September 04, 2018 1138

I’m excited to announce that Alan Davidson is joining us today as our new Vice President of Global Policy, Trust and Security. At a time when people are questioning the … Read more


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Lessons Learned with Website eBook eCommerce Continue (August 2018)

Speed of Creativity - September 02, 2018 1071

About 4 years ago, inspired by a local writer’s conference, I created a WordPress-powered website to independently sell digital copies of my books as well as offer a subscription-based video library of instructional how-to videos. I haven’t given that project much attention or “care and feeding” in awhile, since I transitioned to [.

Dear Venmo: Update Your Privacy Settings

The Mozilla Blog - August 27, 2018 712

Last month, privacy researcher and Mozilla Fellow Hang Do Thi Duc released Public By Default, a sobering look at the vast amount of personal data that’s easily accessible on Venmo, … Read more


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Mozilla Announces 26 New Fellows in Openness, Science, and Tech Policy

The Mozilla Blog - August 21, 2018 372

These technologists, activists, and scientists will spend the next 10 to 12 months creating a more secure, inclusive, and decentralized internet   A neuroscientist building open-source hardware. A competition expert … Read more


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AV1 and the Video Wars of 2027

The Mozilla Blog - August 20, 2018 336

It's six years in the future, and Netflix costs $4,000 a month. What happened? We continued our reliance on patented video codecs to stream web video, instead of supporting royalty-free AV1. Read more


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Mozilla files arguments against the FCC – latest step in fight to save net neutrality

The Mozilla Blog - August 20, 2018 323

Menu Categories: Share: Mozilla files arguments against the FCC – latest step in fight to save net neutrality Denelle Dixon August 20, 2018 Today, Mozilla is filing our brief in Mozilla v. FCC – alongside other companies, trade groups, states, and organizations – to defend net neutrality rules against the FCC’s rollback that went into effect early this year. For the first time in the history of the public internet, the FCC has disavowed interest and authority to protect users from ISPs, who have both the incentives and means to interfere with how we access online content.