Mozilla Blog: Mozilla releases local machine translation tools as part of Project Bergamot

Mozilla Blog: Mozilla releases local machine translation tools as part of Project Bergamot. “In January of 2019, Mozilla joined the University of Edinburgh, Charles University, University of Sheffield and University of Tartu as part of a project funded by the European Union called Project Bergamot. The ultimate goal of this consortium was to build a set of neural machine translation tools that would enable Mozilla to develop a website translation add-on that operates locally, i.e. the engines, language models and in-page translation algorithms would need to reside and be executed entirely in the user’s computer, so none of the data would be sent to the cloud, making it entirely private.”

PC World: This obscure Firefox tool is a must-use for privacy buffs

PC World: This obscure Firefox tool is a must-use for privacy buffs. “I’ve seen other people online who say they sandbox their social media accounts in Edge, work email and services in Firefox, and personal stuff in Chrome (for example)…. Maybe you’ve been wanting this kind of tidy, privacy-friendly setup too, but just don’t want to learn a new browser. Or your taskbar has precious little real estate. I’ve got great news for you: With the Firefox Multi-Account Containers add-on, you can achieve the same effect in just one browser.”

Mozilla Blog: A glossary of terms about cyberattacks, from ransomware to DDoS

Mozilla Blog: A glossary of terms about cyberattacks, from ransomware to DDoS. “If you read news about technology, you’re bound to run into some jargon. Here at Mozilla, we believe that information should be as accessible as possible regardless of your level of expertise. We want to help you approach stories about technology with more curiosity and with a little less head-scratching involved. We’ll break down headline-making topics through a glossary of terms often used to discuss them. Consider it your cheat sheet to all things tech. This month, we’ll give you terms to know about cyberattacks.”

TechCrunch: Mozilla launches paid subscriptions to its Developer Network

TechCrunch: Mozilla launches paid subscriptions to its Developer Network. “Mozilla today launched MDN Plus, a paid subscription product on top of the existing (and recently re-designed) Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), one of the web’s most popular destinations for finding documentation and code samples related to web technologies like CSS, HTML and JavaScript. The new subscription offering will introduce features like notifications, collections (think lists of articles you want to save) and MDN offline for when you want to access MDN when you’re not online.”

Mozilla Blog: Firefox Extension Helps Bring Movie Magic To Theaters Near You

Mozilla Blog: Firefox Extension Helps Bring Movie Magic To Theaters Near You. “Color calibration — the process of adjusting colors in order to display images consistently in color and brightness across monitors — is a critical component of visual effects. As visual effects studios and their vendors transitioned to remote work due to the coronavirus pandemic, this process that was easy to manage in-office suddenly became difficult to achieve. Over the past year, Firefox worked with Industrial Light & Magic to build a game-changing solution and developed the Extended Color Management Add-On.”

MakeUseOf: Why Mozilla Has Removed Russian Search Engines From Firefox

MakeUseOf: Why Mozilla Has Removed Russian Search Engines From Firefox. “Mozilla has decided to remove all Russian search engine providers from its Firefox browser. The move comes after multiple claims that Yandex and Mail.ru have been favoring Russian state-sponsored content in the results. Here, we’ll take a look at when Mozilla is removing these search engines, and why the company is removing them.”

Mozilla Blog: Latest Firefox Relay includes bigger attachment size and filters for promotional emails

Mozilla Blog: Latest Firefox Relay includes bigger attachment size and filters for promotional emails . “Today, we’re adding user-requested features that deliver the emails that you care about which includes tickets to catch the train or watching your favorite band in concert, or getting the emails you want whether it’s getting shipping information or confirmation on the products you buy or updates to service and privacy policies.”

Mozilla Blog: Mozilla partners with The Markup to launch Rally study into Facebook’s tracking and data collection practices

Mozilla Blog: Mozilla partners with The Markup to launch Rally study into Facebook’s tracking and data collection practices. “Browser maker Mozilla today announced a partnership with The Markup, the non-profit newsroom that investigates how technology is reshaping society, on a research project to provide insights into and data about a space that’s opaque to policymakers, researchers and users themselves. By joining Mozilla and The Markup’s ‘Facebook Pixel Hunt’ in Firefox, people can help Rally and The Markup unravel how Facebook’s tracking infrastructure massively collects data about people online – data that is used to target ads, tailor content recommendations and spread misinformation – all by simply browsing the web.”

The Register: Mozilla founder blasts browser maker for accepting ‘planet incinerating’ cryptocurrency donations

The Register: Mozilla founder blasts browser maker for accepting ‘planet incinerating’ cryptocurrency donations . “A few days ago, Mozilla Foundation invited netizens on Twitter to send in cryptocurrency donations via a new payment service provider. This move by the Firefox browser maker rapidly drew criticism, including that from Jamie Zawinski – who named the Mozilla project and was one of the original Netscape developers.”