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Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich resigns after furor over his support of Prop. 8

The co-founder of the Mozilla Corporation, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, resigned on Wednesday amid both internal and external calls for his departure because of his support for California’s anti-LGBT Proposition 8. Re/code reported on Thursday that Brendan Eich has also stepped down from his post on Mozilla’s…

Firefox planning to market $25 smartphone in developing countries

Firefox OS, an upstart smartphone operating system aimed at challenging the Apple and Google duopoly, will power a new category of $25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based nonprofit Mozilla Foundation said Sunday. Mozilla sought to show off the success of its system, launched a year ago to prise open…

Mozilla’s Lightbeam add-on allows Firefox users to see who’s tracking them on the web — and why

Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser, has released an add-on called Lightbeam for Firefox which presents a visualization of your browsing history and analyzes which applications are tracking or monitoring you online and how they are connected. The company had previously released an experimental add-on for Firefox called Collusion in…

Software gives visual representation of who’s following you online

A new piece of software released this week by browser-maker Mozilla does something unique: it provides a real-time visualization of who is tracking your movements online. The software is called “Collusion,” developed last year by Mozilla programmer Atul Varma, who became inspired to code the program after reading extensively about…

Mozilla to go after Android, Apple with cheap phone OS

Mozilla, which brought the free web browser Firefox to the masses, now wants to do the same for mobile users, with a new open source operating system that could drastically slash smartphone prices. The non-profit group’s so-called Boot to Gecko project will go after Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS, to create an alternative which could generate smartphones…

Mozilla unleashes sleek new Firefox Web browser

SAN FRANCISCO – A fast, sleek new version of Firefox was released on Wednesday to vie Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and Google Chrome in the fiercely competitive market for Web browsing software. Nonprofit group Mozilla made Firefox 4 available as a free download to computers powered by Windows, Mac…

Google and Mozilla take steps to fight browser tracking

SAN FRANCISCO — Mozilla and Google on Monday took steps toward giving people more online privacy but each said hurdles remain to creating simple “Do Not Track” buttons for Web browsing software. Mozilla proposed adding a signal to its popular Firefox browser to let users automatically ask websites not to…

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