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.”

TechCrunch: Mozilla launches the next phase of its Firefox Private Network VPN beta

TechCrunch: Mozilla launches the next phase of its Firefox Private Network VPN beta. “Mozilla today announced that its Firefox Private Network (FPN), which lets you encrypt your Firefox connections, is now in an extended beta after a few months of relatively limited testing in the Firefox Test Pilot program.”

The Register: Mozilla locks nosy Avast, AVG extensions out of Firefox store amid row over web privacy

The Register: Mozilla locks nosy Avast, AVG extensions out of Firefox store amid row over web privacy. “Adblock Plus founder Wladimir Palant confirmed this week Mozilla has taken down the Avast Online Security and Avast-owned AVG Online Security extensions he reported to the browser maker, claiming the code was snooping on users’ web surfing.”

BetaNews: Firefox users are being targeted by malicious sites that exploit a known bug to lock up the browser

BetaNews: Firefox users are being targeted by malicious sites that exploit a known bug to lock up the browser. “Hackers are taking advantage of a bug in Mozilla’s web browser to tamper with the software and render it unusable without the need for user interaction. At the moment there is no fix, and the problem is wreaking havoc and causing distress.”

Neowin: Firefox 70 brings protections for Facebook cross-site tracking, more privacy features

Neowin: Firefox 70 brings protections for Facebook cross-site tracking, more privacy features. “Mozilla recently released version 70 of its Firefox browser, and today, the company published the full list of changes included in the latest release. As you’d expect from Mozilla, the updates focus mostly on privacy enhancements, starting with improvements to the built-in Enhanced Tracking Protection that now blocks cross-site tracking from social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.”

Mozilla Mixed Reality Blog: Firefox Reality Top Picks – Bringing You New Virtual Reality Experiences Weekly

Mozilla Mixed Reality Blog: Firefox Reality Top Picks – Bringing You New Virtual Reality Experiences Weekly. “So you bought yourself a fancy VR headset, you’ve played all the zombie-dragon-laser-kitten-battle games (we have too!) and now you’re wondering… what else is there? Where can I find other cool stuff to explore while I have this headset strapped to my face? We felt the same way, so we built Firefox Reality to help you in your quest for the most interesting, groundbreaking and entertaining virtual reality content on the Web.”