Firefox will disable Flash on its browsers by default in 2019

Mozilla's Firefox browser will continue to do its part in deprecating the Flash plugin this year with new plans revealed to disable it by default in an upcoming Nightly build, followed by a stable release in September.

Firefox 64 helps keep your numerous tabs under control

Mozilla officially launched Firefox 64 by placing new features into the laps of its users including new tab management abilities, intelligent suggestions, and a task manager for keeping Firefox's power consumption under control.

Microsoft is ‘handing even more of online life’ to Google, Mozilla CEO says

Not everyone is happy with Microsoft's switch to Google's Chromium engine. In a new blog post, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard writes that he believes the move is "handing online life control" to Google.

Mozilla’s built-in price-tracking extension makes it easy to shop with Firefox

Mozilla has heard those worries about Black Friday shopping, and is now introducing a new set of experimental extensions which aim to make it easier to find the best deals online.

Firefox mobilizes a three-pronged attack against ad-based tracking

The Firefox browser will eventually block ad-based tracking by default. To get there, Mozilla plans to roll out new features over the next several months, such as an ad-blocking component already available in Firefox Nightly.

Mozilla goes all-in on voice commands with its latest browser concept

Mozilla is said to be working on a new type of internet browser that would let you navigate it entirely by using your voice. With vocal commands at its core, the Scout browser could be the best browser for accessibility.

Mozilla teamed up with a brewery for an open-sourced beer, and we downed a pint

Mozilla and Widmer partnered to create an open-source beer, informed by a survey of beer drinkers' tastes. The result, OpenSourcery, is a drinkable American IPA typical of the style, and it's just the beginning,
Emerging Tech

The Internet is sick. Here’s how Mozilla is making it healthy again

Recently, Mozilla brought together thousands of open source activists and engineers for its Global Sprint hackathon event. Their goal? To make the internet a better place. Is that one hack too far?

Firefox 60 is the first browser to support password-free internet logins

The latest version of Firefox is out, and with it arrives support for the WebAuthn standard. This allows you to log into web accounts without a password. The drawback, for now, is a need for a physical security key.

Mozilla’s ‘Hubs’ builds a chatroom in VR for any browser and headset

Mozilla launched a new social experiment called Hubs that creates a private chat room in virtual reality. It's based on WebVR, meaning it works in any browser and on all mixed reality headsets from Google Cardboard to HTC's Vive.
Digital Trends Live

DT Daily: Having never made a profit, Spotify goes IPO, rakes in billions

Spotify's IPO starts streaming money into the company's coffers, we review the new HTC Vive Pro VR headset, and the new Firefox Reality browser brings the web to VR.
Virtual Reality

Mozilla announces Firefox Reality, a browser for augmented and virtual reality

Mozilla has announced an upcoming browser, Firefox Reality, that's designed specifically for mixed reality and virtual reality on stand-alone headsets utilizing WebVR and A-Frame to make cross-platform 3D experiences.

In the fight to protect your PC and privacy, Firefox is on the front line

Meltdown, Spectre, and Ryzenfall have only added to the pile of security exploits that can impact on our PCs. Dave Camp, Firefox’s Vice President of Engineering, told us how Mozilla’s browser helps defend against these threats.

Mozilla’s Facebook Firefox tool helps keep your browsing habits more private

If you're concerned about Facebook and privacy, then you will want to check out Mozilla's Facebook Container add-on for its Firefox browser, which will limit Facebook's ability to track your browsing activity.
Smart Home

You can build your own smart home hub with Mozilla’s Project Things

Mozilla, the creator of Firefox, has come up with a platform called Project Things that claims to let you control all those smart home devices from the web by utilizing a Raspberry Pi to set up the network.

Mozilla moves ‘Mr. Robot’ promo app following Firefox user outrage

When an extension was installed on their browsers without permission, many Firefox users were confused and alarmed. Although it was a promotion for Mr. Robot, the stunt caused a backlash. Mozilla has since moved it to the Firefox Add-on…

Firefox reverts to Google search engine, ending deal with Yahoo

As of the Firefox Quantum update, Google is once again the web browser's default search engine, as Mozilla ducks out of its five-year deal with Yahoo two years before it was due to expire.

As Chrome tarnishes, Mozilla is ready to reignite Firefox with Quantum

You may have counted Firefox out of the browser race, but Mozilla has other ideas. The iconic browser is back and better than ever with Firefox Quantum.