Neowin: Mozilla and Google stop Kazakh government from intercepting traffic

Neowin: Mozilla and Google stop Kazakh government from intercepting traffic. “Mozilla has announced that it, and Google, have deployed technical solutions within Firefox and Chrome to stop the Kazakh government from intercepting internet traffic inside the country. According to Censored Planet, the government in Kazakhstan began using a fake root CA certificate to intercept HTTPS connections.”

Bleeping Computer: Firefox to Warn When Saved Logins are Found in Data Breaches

Bleeping Computer: Firefox to Warn When Saved Logins are Found in Data Breaches. “Starting in Firefox 70, Mozilla aims to have the browser report when any of your saved logins were found in data breaches. This will be done through their partnership with the Have I Been Pwned data breach site. Mozilla is slowly integrating their independent Firefox Monitor service and the new Firefox Lockwise password manager directly into Firefox. Mozilla is also considering premium services based around these features in the future.”

Firefox 68: Latest Browser Release Gets Handy Enterprise Policies (CBR)

CBR: Firefox 68: Latest Browser Release Gets Handy Enterprise Policies. “The latest release of Mozilla’s Firefox comes with a range of new enterprise policies for IT professionals who want to customise the browser for employees, as the company continues to try and carve out a niche for business users, following the launch of its ‘Firefox Quantum for Enterprise’ last year.”

Mozilla’s Latest Research Grants: Prioritizing Research for the Internet (Mozilla Blog)

Mozilla Blog: Mozilla’s Latest Research Grants: Prioritizing Research for the Internet. “We are very happy to announce the results of our Mozilla Research Grants for the first half of 2019. This was an extremely competitive process, and we selected proposals which address twelve strategic priorities for the internet and for Mozilla. This includes researching better support for integrating Tor in the browser, improving scientific notebooks, using speech on mobile phones in India, and alternatives to advertising for funding the internet.”

BetaNews: Mozilla set to offer ad-free browsing in Firefox for $5

BetaNews: Mozilla set to offer ad-free browsing in Firefox for $5. “Advertising is the lifeblood of many websites, but at the same time it is something that few people are fans of. To stave off income-killing ad-blockers, an increasing number of sites offer per-article or per-month subscriptions that give people the chance to enjoy content free of ads while still supporting the sites they love.”

Ubergizmo: Mozilla’s Firefox Preview Browser Is Twice As Fast

Ubergizmo: Mozilla’s Firefox Preview Browser Is Twice As Fast. “For those who prioritize speed over other features, you might be interested to learn that Mozilla has recently announced a new mobile browser called Firefox Preview. This will be a stripped down version of its Firefox browser in which the emphasis is placed on privacy and speed.”