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Crashing the masquerade ball: New Firefox exploit could expose Tor users

A zero-day exploit that unmasks Tor users via a Firefox bug has been discovered with evidence that it’s already been used to target people. Mozilla and Tor have acknowledged the vulnerability and are working on a patch.
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Here’s how all the major web browsers are tightening up web security

Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla have all laid out their timelines for ending support for the SHA-1 hashing algorithm because its security is now fundamentally broken. Websites have until around February to get updated.
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Microsoft says Edge is safer than Chrome or Firefox 2:19

Those helpful little Windows 10 notifications are back. Where they once told you how Chrome killed your battery life, now they say Edge is a "safer" browser than Chrome or Firefox.
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Mozilla’s latest version of Firefox hits 50, but shows no sign of aging

Mozilla released version 50 of its Firefox browser to the masses, but don't expect a huge load of features as part of the celebration. The list is quite small and even smaller for users on Android.
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Mozilla’s new Firefox browser engine to provide “quantum leap” in performance

Mozilla is currently working on a fresh new browser engine for Firefox called Quantum. It replaces the old Gecko engine that has been around since 1997 and will support new technologies and hardware from the ground up.
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Mozilla’s Test Pilot gains three new experiments – we gave them a try

Mozilla launched on Wednesday three new experiments for its Test Pilot program for Firefox. These include a screenshot tool and a picture-in-picture tool. The company is also bringing Tracking Protection to the main browsing window.
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Mozilla launches Firefox 49 with better Reader Mode, offline viewing for Android

Firefox 49 has been released with improvements to Reader Mode and multi-process support, which is being rolled out to more users, and also sees the end of Firefox Hello. The Android version has added offline viewing.
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Why every browser sucks eventually (It’s all your fault)

The more you use a browser, the more you bog it down. Which is why you should never trust that new browser smell. Every browser sucks, eventually, and it's all your fault.
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Hang up the phone: Mozilla to pull the plug on Firefox Hello in September

Mozilla reports that Firefox Hello will be discontinued in September with the release of Firefox 49. It was based on WebRTC for secure chats on web pages, supporting both voice and video communications. Firefox Hello made its debut in late…
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Tired of crashed tabs affecting the browser? Firefox changes roll out slowly

Splitting up the user interface and browser functionality from the content it displays is a major feature of Firefox 48. Now that it's coming into play, it could be the end of single tabs crashing your browser or locking up your PC.
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Firefox will begin blocking specific, unnecessary Flash content, starting in August

Mozilla has stated that Firefox will begin blocking certain "invisible" Flash content that's not relevant to the browsing experience starting in August.
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Firefox 48 gets a new media component that’s a little ‘rusty’

Mozilla's Dave Herman recently said that Firefox 48 will have a media parser derived from the Rust programming language, replacing the current C++ version. Rust is billed as the best C++ alternative, offering better memory "Safety,"