Boing Boing: Mozilla pulls a popular paywall circumvention tool from Firefox add-ons store

Boing Boing: Mozilla pulls a popular paywall circumvention tool from Firefox add-ons store. “Bypass Paywalls is a free software project maintained by Iamadamdev and hosted on Github. On November 17, Iamadamdev updated the project’s Readme file to announce that Mozilla had removed the extension from its Add-Ons Store; according to Iamadamdev, the add-on was removed for violating Mozilla’s terms-of-service; but they dispute that the project violates those terms.”

Mozilla Blog: Firefox Monitor Launches in 26 Languages and Adds New Desktop Browser Feature

Mozilla Blog: Firefox Monitor Launches in 26 Languages and Adds New Desktop Browser Feature. “Along with making Monitor available in multiple languages, today we’re also releasing a new feature exclusively for Firefox users. Specifically, we are adding a notification to our Firefox Quantum browser that alerts desktop users when they visit a site that has had a recently reported data breach. We’re bringing this functionality to Firefox users in recognition of the growing interest in these types of privacy- and security-centric features. This new functionality will gradually roll out to Firefox users over the coming weeks.”

Firefox Ups the Ante with Latest Test Pilot Experiment: Price Wise and Email Tabs (Mozilla Blog)

Mozilla Blog: Firefox Ups the Ante with Latest Test Pilot Experiment: Price Wise and Email Tabs. “Today, just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Firefox Test Pilot team is introducing Price Wise and Email Tabs — the latest experimental features designed to give users more choice and transparency when shopping online. These game-changing desktop tools are sure to make shopping a breeze with more options to save, share, track and shop. We’ve also made a few updates to the Test Pilot program itself to make it even easier to become a part of the growing Firefox users testing new features.”

MakeUseOf: How to Add Notes to Bookmarks in Chrome and Firefox

MakeUseOf: How to Add Notes to Bookmarks in Chrome and Firefox . “If you don’t remember why you saved your bookmarks, they won’t do you any good. Adding notes to your bookmarks can help you remember why you wanted them. You used to be able to add notes to bookmarks in Firefox, but that feature has been removed. And Chrome never had that ability. Let’s look at how to get around this limitation in Chrome and Firefox and add notes to your bookmarks.”

CNET: Mozilla’s Firefox offers VPN service to boost privacy for $10 a month

CNET: Mozilla’s Firefox offers VPN service to boost privacy for $10 a month. “Mozilla is experimenting with a VPN (virtual private network) service to get a little financial wiggle room from people willing to spend some money to have their internet traffic encrypted better to thwart internet service providers and others from snooping on their online activity. Mozilla will test the offering with a portion of Firefox users in the US starting Wednesday.”

MakeUseOf: A Complete Guide to Managing Firefox Bookmarks

MakeUseOf: A Complete Guide to Managing Firefox Bookmarks. “Many people claim that browser bookmarks have become obsolete with the advent of online bookmarking, social bookmarking, speed dials, and features like that. But bookmarks are still useful if you learn how to manage and organize them. Today we’ll show you how to create, organize, and manage your bookmarks in Firefox so you don’t end up with a cluttered, chaotic collection.”