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.
Major Internet, Social Media Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests (SocialTimes)
Today, more than five-dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests they’ve handled, according to a report in AllThingsD. The companies signing on to the request include Google, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo, AOL, Digg, Dropbox, Meetup, Mozilla, Reddit, Salesforce, Tumblr and The Wikimedia Foundation.
Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests they’ve handled.
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.
Firefox 17 Web browser boasts access to a Facebook messaging sidebar, Mozilla announced today.
Everything.me raised $25 million in series C funding with participation from the non-profit software company Mozilla, the companies announced today. As a non-profit, Mozilla doesn’t typically invest in startups.
Facebook Test Makes Comments on Page Posts More Like Web Plug-in (Inside Facebook)
Facebook has given us an update on its latest test for page post comments: in addition to a new option to reply to specific comments, the entire thread will be sorted by an algorithm to put the most engaging comments higher. Page administrators are also able to reply directly to comments via a “reply” option.
The nonprofit software company Mozilla today launched Popcorn Maker, a tool that allows users to add their own content to any video. Users can add photos, maps, links and social media feeds directly from their browser, according to Mozilla.
Mozilla, the maker of the world’s most popular Internet browser, has released the latest version of its Firefox 4 Beta browser, including the much-promised “Do Not Track” feature designed to protect consumers against targeted advertising and amidst strong privacy c