Neowin: Firefox 60 rolling out imminently, brings sponsored stories and more

Neowin: Firefox 60 rolling out imminently, brings sponsored stories and more. “Today is update day for Mozilla Firefox users, as the organization is bringing version 60 of its browser to the general public, and it adds some useful features and some questionable ones. We reported earlier that sponsored content would be making its way to the next version of Firefox, and this is now coming to fruition. The team promises that the feature does not look into users’ data and that it is privacy-conscious. If that still doesn’t sound good, the sponsored content can be disabled through the New Tab settings. The feature comes with a small issue though, as sponsored content might still show up the next time a new tab is opened after it’s been disabled.”

Neowin: YouTube TV rolls out support for Mozilla Firefox

Neowin: YouTube TV rolls out support for Mozilla Firefox. “It has been a little over a year since the debut of Google’s TV service, YouTube TV. The firm is now expanding support for its TV service to include compatibility with Mozilla’s Firefox. The change was spotted by YourTechExplained with an update that was issued on the platforms support page. This now means that you can watch YouTube TV on Chrome and Firefox. Those using Microsoft’s Edge or Apple’s Safari are still out of luck.”

Motherboard: Firefox’s New Plugin Blocks Facebook from Collecting Users’ Data When They’re Not on the Site

Motherboard: Firefox’s New Plugin Blocks Facebook from Collecting Users’ Data When They’re Not on the Site. “In the wake of the Facebook data scandal, many users are only now realizing just how insidious the social network’s data-collection techniques are. Facebook is collecting information on its users even when they’re not on the site itself, which is why Mozilla has introduced a new browser plugin for Firefox that blocks Facebook from doing just that.”

Bleeping Computer: Firefox Master Password System Has Been Poorly Secured for the Past 9 Years

Bleeping Computer: Firefox Master Password System Has Been Poorly Secured for the Past 9 Years. “For at past nine years, Mozilla has been using an insufficiently strong encryption mechanism for the ‘master password’ feature. Both Firefox and Thunderbird allow users to set up a ‘master password’ through their settings panel. This master password plays the role of an encryption key that is used to encrypt each password string the user saves in his browser or email client.”

TechCrunch: Firefox can now block those annoying notification requests

TechCrunch: Firefox can now block those annoying notification requests. “Virtually every random site you go to these days wants you to subscribe to its push notifications. It’s one of the many small annoyances on the open web, but thankfully, those pop ups may not be for long — at least if you are a Firefox user. With the release of Firefox 59 for the desktop, Mozilla is adding a useful little feature to its browser that lets you stop websites from asking to send notifications.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Add, Create and Manage Search Engines in Firefox

Make Tech Easier: How to Add, Create and Manage Search Engines in Firefox. “Like Google Chrome, Firefox is a heavily customizable browser. One of the many settings you can change is choosing which search engines are installed within the browser. These search engines allow you to search different websites from your search engine toolbar. By default, this toolbar is located on the far right of the menu bar. By setting your default search engine, you can also change how searches from the main address bar work.”

The Register: Firefox to show ‘occasional sponsored story’ in ads test

The Register: Firefox to show ‘occasional sponsored story’ in ads test. “Some users who bravely test betas of Mozilla’s Firefox browser will soon also test an ‘occasional sponsored story’ as the browser-maker tries to re-invent web ads. This story starts with Mozilla’s February 2017 acquisition of web-clipping app Pocket.”