Ars Technica: Mozilla lays off 70 people as non-search revenue fails to materialize

Ars Technica: Mozilla lays off 70 people as non-search revenue fails to materialize. “Mozilla has laid off 70 people, TechCrunch reports. It’s a significant move for an organization that employs around 1,000 people worldwide. ‘You may recall that we expected to be earning revenue in 2019 and 2020 from new subscription products as well as higher revenue from sources outside of search,’ wrote Mozilla interim CEO Mitchell Baker in a memo to staff obtained by TechCrunch. ‘This did not happen.'”

Ars Technica: Firefox gets patch for critical zeroday that’s being actively exploited

Ars Technica: Firefox gets patch for critical zeroday that’s being actively exploited. “Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox that fixes an actively exploited zeroday that could allow attackers to take control of users’ computers. In an advisory, Mozilla rated the vulnerability critical and said it was ‘aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw.'”

BetaNews: Firefox 72 improves site notifications tool, rolls out picture-in-picture video to Mac and Linux

BetaNews: Firefox 72 improves site notifications tool, rolls out picture-in-picture video to Mac and Linux. “Mozilla has released Firefox 72.0 for desktop, along with Firefox for Android 68.4 and Firefox ESR 68.4.0. Mac and Linux users gain the picture-in-picture video feature introduced for Windows in Firefox 71. Fingerprinting scripts are now blocked as standard with this new release, while intrusive pop-up notifications from websites have been confined to the Address Bar to prevent disruption when browsing.”

CNET: Firefox will let users delete collected data thanks to California’s new privacy law

CNET: Firefox will let users delete collected data thanks to California’s new privacy law. “In a blog post Tuesday, Mozilla said it’ll give Firefox users the option to delete their data collected by the company in the next version of the browser, which is set to be released Jan. 7. Firefox doesn’t collect data on websites visited or search queries, but Mozilla said it’ll let users choose to delete telemetry data, which covers things like how many tabs are open or how long a session was.”

Hongkiat: 5 Best Mozilla Firefox Privacy-focused Add-ons

Hongkiat: 5 Best Mozilla Firefox Privacy-focused Add-ons . “If you’re a privacy enthusiast, you might be using one of the best open-source web browsers: Mozilla Firefox. Even if you don’t care about online privacy, it’s best to opt for Mozilla Firefox, thanks to its set of pro-privacy features. That’s not all; you can do a lot more to protect your online privacy. Among the options, an easy and quick one is to install privacy-focused add-ons in Mozilla Firefox. Since Firefox is one of the oldest browsers on the planet, it offers a plethora of add-ons — for every purpose!”

MakeUseOf: The Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Windows

MakeUseOf: The Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Windows. “If you have chosen Firefox as your go-to app for accessing the web, prepping it for fast, smooth browsing is a good idea. One way to do that is with the help of keyboard shortcuts. They can speed up navigation, tab management, bookmark creation, on-page searches, and various other browser operations.”

Lifehacker: Auto-Delete Your Firefox Browsing History With History Cleaner

Lifehacker: Auto-Delete Your Firefox Browsing History With History Cleaner. “Strangely, for all its privacy-minded features, Firefox can’t auto-delete your just your browsing history by default. Instead, users will have to turn to third-party browser add-ons in order to set automatic deletion timers on their browsing history, such as History Cleaner.”