OkCupid is encouraging Firefox users to switch browsers, and there has been a widespread outcry against Eich. All of this over a $1000 political donation to the Proposition 8 campaign in California.
Mozilla recently released the outline of what its Firefox OS tablets will look like. Expect the first device to be a 10-inch InFocus New tab F1 tablet with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The tablet will run on a 1GHz quad-core processor with a 1280 x 800 display.
Additional specs include Wi-Fi, dual cameras (2-megapixel and 5-megapixel), 7000 mAh battery, GPS and Bluetooth enabled, and USB, headphone and SD ports. Read more
Mozilla has redesigned Firefox to bring social media elements to the forefront of the free web browser.
At Ghostery, we believe in enabling informed decisions about your control over your online privacy. The more you learn about the companies trading your online behavioral data, the better you can make decisions about how to control your exposure to those companies.
Ghostery allows zero-tolerance blocking of anything ad related, complete (visible) open communication with ad companies, or countless measures in between – determined by you, the informed web user.
Firefox is getting into the smartphone business and it’s bringing the power of its all-purpose browser. The non-profit’s new venture involves two small entry level smartphones, Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open, with 3.5″ screens for a low price of $90 USD, on sale in Spain starting today. Each phone comes with 30 Euros of prepaid data, but users with a 2 year contract can get a monthly rate of only $3. Read more
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.
Mozilla Firefox has added a feature that lets web users send content that they would like to read to their Kindle.
Online publishers can add the “Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox” button in order to help readers save news articles, blog posts and so forth, for reading on their Kindles at a later time.
Ted K, an official Amazon moderator explained the new feature in an Kindle Help Forum. He writes: “You can send content to one or more Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps or you can simply archive it in your Kindle library for re-download later. With Whispersync, your last page read along with bookmarks, notes and highlights are automatically synchronized across your Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps (with the exception of PDFs).”