Mozilla has redesigned Firefox to bring social media elements to the forefront of the free web browser.
Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society dove into the nitty-gritty of online privacy today, announcing a Cookie Clearinghouse that will develop and maintain an “allow list” and “block list” to help refine which websites should be allowed to set cookies in a user’s browser.
Mozilla’s latest patch to its Firefox browser blocks cookies from domains with which the user has not previously engaged in an effort to make Web browsing more transparent to users, the company said today.
If you’ve ever started watching a YouTube video and accidentally clicked away from the video page or paused for later only to accidentally close your browser, then you know how annoying it can be trying to find the spot where you left off. This afternoon we stumbled across Video Resumer, a browser extension that will prevent you from ever losing your spot in a YouTube video again.
Firefox 17 Web browser boasts access to a Facebook messaging sidebar, Mozilla announced today.
A version of Firefox has been available for Android since March, and since then a few updates have been released that have made them more stable. I have Firefox installed on my HTC Flyer and I am using it as the primary browser on that device because I like how it renders pages on the tablet.
The bill gives the U.S. Justice Department more authority to pursue websites that host copyright material such as YouTube and Tumblr. Both sites carry user-generated content that easily could have copyright violations.
The new extension is called Gooce+. It is ideal for users who use all four of the main social networking platforms. The name was coined with the combination of Google and Facebook. It means to “optimize” all activities on multiple social networks.
Mozilla released Firefox 5.0 today. And, in the mobile world, this includes Android.
I’ve been quite critical of the off and, more recently, on Firefox mobile browser development efforts. I’ve tested every release that didn’t crash immediately and uninstalled it right after testing because there was not advantage to using Firefox instead of the device’s mobile browser. Firefox 5 for Android, however, may stay on my Nexus One a bit longer than usual. It seems to run as fast as Android Gingerbread’s native browser and has a few bells and whistles that are worth taking a longer look at. The integrated Twitter search (see screenshot below) is one of them.
The ability to install add-on modules is an attraction although I run very few on the desktop because of performance issues. Mozilla makes a big deal out of the Do Not Track privacy feature. But, this is not a feature that especially interests me.
One feature I found very useful is the unheralded “next text box” up-down arrow that shows up when filling out forms. This is especially useful when entering a username and password for a web site.
Firefox for Android weighs in at a hefty 14MB. I received a low memory warning immediately after it installed. Fortunately, it can be relocated to flash storage.
Keeping social media management efficient and fun often means keeping an eye out for ways to save clicks and keystrokes.
HootSuite today announced its acquisition of TwitterBar. Rebranded HootBar and available for immediate download, this add-on for the Firefox 4 browser allows users to post to social profiles directly from the web address bar.