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#AskFirefox host Chenae Moore on internet pranks and losing sleep over recipe videos

#AskFirefox host Chenae Moore on internet pranks and losing sleep over recipe videos

Posted On: January 27, 2023
Chenae Moore is the host of our YouTube series, #AskFirefox. Here at Mozilla, we are the first to admit the internet isn’t perfect, but we are also quick to point out that the internet is pretty darn magical. The internet opens up doors and opportunities, allows for people to connect with others, and lets everyone find where they belong — their corners of the internet. We all have an internet story worth sharing. In My Corner Of The Internet, we talk with people about the online spaces they can’t get enough of, what we should save in P...[More]





#AskFirefox host Chenae Moore on internet pranks and losing sleep over recipe videos

#AskFirefox host Chenae Moore on internet pranks and losing sleep over recipe videos

Posted On: January 27, 2023
Chenae Moore is the host of our YouTube series, #AskFirefox. Here at Mozilla, we are the first to admit the internet isn’t perfect, but we are also quick to point out that the internet is pretty darn magical. The internet opens up doors and opportunities, allows for people to connect with others, and lets everyone find where they belong — their corners of the internet. We all have an internet story worth sharing. In My Corner Of The Internet, we talk with people about the online spaces they can’t get enough of, what we should save in P...[More]



Latest Pocket Android app makes it easier to discover your saved and new stories

Latest Pocket Android app makes it easier to discover your saved and new stories

Posted On: January 24, 2023
Google recently named Pocket as one of the best apps of 2022, and it’s only getting better. We spent a lot of time with our users last year to see how we can improve the experience on the Pocket Android app. This month, we’re rolling out updates based on user feedback so you can easily find the stories and topics you care about. Read on to learn more about what’s new in the Pocket Android app.  Home is where you can find the joy of high-quality recommendations We can all agree that a home is where we can take a deep breath, relax a...[More]





Latest Pocket Android app makes it easier to discover your saved and new stories

Latest Pocket Android app makes it easier to discover your saved and new stories

Posted On: January 24, 2023
Google recently named Pocket as one of the best apps of 2022, and it’s only getting better. We spent a lot of time with our users last year to see how we can improve the experience on the Pocket Android app. This month, we’re rolling out updates based on user feedback so you can easily find the stories and topics you care about. Read on to learn more about what’s new in the Pocket Android app.  Home is where you can find the joy of high-quality recommendations We can all agree that a home is where we can take a deep breath, relax a...[More]



Start this year fresh with Mozilla’s tech challenge 

Start this year fresh with Mozilla’s tech challenge 

Posted On: January 23, 2023
If you’ve already ditched your new year’s goals, we’re here to help. How about a refreshening of your online life with new habits and routines? Are there newsletters you don’t read anymore? Mobile apps you no longer use? Or social media platforms you’ve left (ahem, Twitter)? We want to help. We’ve put together a month-long challenge to refresh your online life. Each week, we’ll update this blog post with three easy tasks, all of which will take less than 10 minutes to complete. We want to help you build healthy online habits...[More]





Start this year fresh with Mozilla’s tech challenge 

Start this year fresh with Mozilla’s tech challenge 

Posted On: January 23, 2023
If you’ve already ditched your new year’s goals, we’re here to help. How about a refreshening of your online life with new habits and routines? Are there newsletters you don’t read anymore? Mobile apps you no longer use? Or social media platforms you’ve left (ahem, Twitter)? We want to help. We’ve put together a month-long challenge to refresh your online life. Each week, we’ll update this blog post with three easy tasks, all of which will take less than 10 minutes to complete. We want to help you build healthy online habits...[More]



Real talk: Did your 5-year-old just tease you about having too many open tabs?

Real talk: Did your 5-year-old just tease you about having too many open tabs?

Posted On: January 19, 2023
Credit: Nick Velazquez / Mozilla No one ever wanted to say “tech-savvy toddler” but here we are. It’s not like you just walked into the kitchen one morning and your kid was sucking on a binky and editing Wikipedia, right? Wait, really? It was pretty close to that? Well, for years there’s been an ongoing conversation on internet usage in families’ lives, and in 2020, the pandemic made us come face-to-face with that elephant in the room, the internet. There was no way around it. We went online for everything from virtual classrooms ...[More]





Real talk: Did your 5-year-old just tease you about having too many open tabs?

Real talk: Did your 5-year-old just tease you about having too many open tabs?

Posted On: January 19, 2023
Credit: Nick Velazquez / Mozilla No one ever wanted to say “tech-savvy toddler” but here we are. It’s not like you just walked into the kitchen one morning and your kid was sucking on a binky and editing Wikipedia, right? Wait, really? It was pretty close to that? Well, for years there’s been an ongoing conversation on internet usage in families’ lives, and in 2020, the pandemic made us come face-to-face with that elephant in the room, the internet. There was no way around it. We went online for everything from virtual classrooms ...[More]



Here’s what’s going on in the world of extensions

Here’s what’s going on in the world of extensions

Posted On: January 17, 2023
Credit: Nick Velazquez About one-third of Firefox users have installed an add-on before whether it’s an extension to add powerful and customizable features or a visual theme to personalize the web browsing experience. But if you’re unfamiliar, add-ons are sort of like apps for your browser. They can add all kinds of features to Firefox to make browsing faster, safer or just more fun. The past year introduced some exciting new changes to the extensions world. The majority of these changes are foundational and take place in the deepl...[More]





Here’s what’s going on in the world of extensions

Here’s what’s going on in the world of extensions

Posted On: January 17, 2023
Credit: Nick Velazquez About one-third of Firefox users have installed an add-on before whether it’s an extension to add powerful and customizable features or a visual theme to personalize the web browsing experience. But if you’re unfamiliar, add-ons are sort of like apps for your browser. They can add all kinds of features to Firefox to make browsing faster, safer or just more fun. The past year introduced some exciting new changes to the extensions world. The majority of these changes are foundational and take place in the deepl...[More]



Mozilla to Explore Healthy Social Media Alternative

Mozilla to Explore Healthy Social Media Alternative

Posted On: December 20, 2022
In early 2023, Mozilla will stand up and test a publicly accessible instance in the Fediverse at Mozilla.Social. We’re eager to join the community in growing, experimenting, and learning how we can together solve the technical, experience, and trustworthiness challenges inherent in hyper-scale social systems.  Our intention is to contribute to the healthy and sustainable growth of a federated social space that doesn’t just operate but thrives on its own terms, independent of profit- and control-motivated tech firms.  An open, decentralize...[More]





Mozilla to Explore Healthy Social Media Alternative

Mozilla to Explore Healthy Social Media Alternative

Posted On: December 20, 2022
In early 2023, Mozilla will stand up and test a publicly accessible instance in the Fediverse at Mozilla.Social. We’re eager to join the community in growing, experimenting, and learning how we can together solve the technical, experience, and trustworthiness challenges inherent in hyper-scale social systems.  Our intention is to contribute to the healthy and sustainable growth of a federated social space that doesn’t just operate but thrives on its own terms, independent of profit- and control-motivated tech firms.  An open, decentralize...[More]



A state-by-state look at the long-reads that captivated Pocket users in 2022

A state-by-state look at the long-reads that captivated Pocket users in 2022

Posted On: December 15, 2022
Every year, the top stories that were saved and read by Pocket’s more than 10 million users clue us in to the prevailing mood of the time. In 2020, readers looked for answers in The Atlantic’s exploration of how the pandemic might end. In 2021, The New York Times’ piece on “languishing” captured what we collectively felt when it didn’t.  This year, the stories people Pocketed are more varied: Many readers saved a guide to improving our lives in small ways, which checks out with the theme of renewal that we saw in overall saves i...[More]





A state-by-state look at the long-reads that captivated Pocket users in 2022

A state-by-state look at the long-reads that captivated Pocket users in 2022

Posted On: December 15, 2022
Every year, the top stories that were saved and read by Pocket’s more than 10 million users clue us in to the prevailing mood of the time. In 2020, readers looked for answers in The Atlantic’s exploration of how the pandemic might end. In 2021, The New York Times’ piece on “languishing” captured what we collectively felt when it didn’t.  This year, the stories people Pocketed are more varied: Many readers saved a guide to improving our lives in small ways, which checks out with the theme of renewal that we saw in overall saves i...[More]



Our Year in Review: How Firefox works for you

Our Year in Review: How Firefox works for you

Posted On: December 13, 2022
Before we close the year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect and look back on what we accomplished in 2022. This year continued to be a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, and we know how important it is to have something in life you can rely on. So, here at Firefox, we continued to focus on the features that mattered the most and meet you where you are at. If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that Firefox will always deliver the best web experience wherever you are.  Firefox 2022’s top features working for you Here...[More]





Our Year in Review: How Firefox works for you

Our Year in Review: How Firefox works for you

Posted On: December 13, 2022
Before we close the year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect and look back on what we accomplished in 2022. This year continued to be a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, and we know how important it is to have something in life you can rely on. So, here at Firefox, we continued to focus on the features that mattered the most and meet you where you are at. If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that Firefox will always deliver the best web experience wherever you are.  Firefox 2022’s top features working for you Here...[More]



Over a decade of anti-tracking work at Mozilla

Over a decade of anti-tracking work at Mozilla

Posted On: December 8, 2022
I joined the Firefox privacy and security team in 2016. For years, the privacy engineers here at Mozilla have known that online trackers use every identifier they can get to track and re-identify people all over the internet. Over the last six years, I’ve been able to contribute to Private Browsing, Tracking Protection, Containers, Monitor, Relay and other privacy features and products. In all that time, in the back of my mind, I always felt like we weren’t protecting all the major identifiers… yet. In October, we launched Firefox Relay p...[More]





Over a decade of anti-tracking work at Mozilla

Over a decade of anti-tracking work at Mozilla

Posted On: December 8, 2022
I joined the Firefox privacy and security team in 2016. For years, the privacy engineers here at Mozilla have known that online trackers use every identifier they can get to track and re-identify people all over the internet. Over the last six years, I’ve been able to contribute to Private Browsing, Tracking Protection, Containers, Monitor, Relay and other privacy features and products. In all that time, in the back of my mind, I always felt like we weren’t protecting all the major identifiers… yet. In October, we launched Firefox Relay p...[More]



How we’re making Firefox accessible and delightful for everyone

How we’re making Firefox accessible and delightful for everyone

Posted On: December 2, 2022
I joined Mozilla in 2017 as an accessibility engineer and soon became the tech lead for accessibility. But for years prior, I was already deeply involved with the company. I co-created NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) in 2006, a screen reader for blind and vision impaired people like me. We wanted to make Firefox and NVDA work as well as they could together to provide everyone the best possible access to the web.  With NVDA, I helped change the world for a lot of people through a free and open-source screen reader. Now at Mozilla, I get to d...[More]





How we’re making Firefox accessible and delightful for everyone

How we’re making Firefox accessible and delightful for everyone

Posted On: December 2, 2022
I joined Mozilla in 2017 as an accessibility engineer and soon became the tech lead for accessibility. But for years prior, I was already deeply involved with the company. I co-created NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) in 2006, a screen reader for blind and vision impaired people like me. We wanted to make Firefox and NVDA work as well as they could together to provide everyone the best possible access to the web.  With NVDA, I helped change the world for a lot of people through a free and open-source screen reader. Now at Mozilla, I get to d...[More]



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