Firefox

Firefox

Web browser developed by mozilla foundation

Firefox is a Web browser that is smaller, faster, and in some ways more secure than the Mozilla browser from which much of its code was originally derived. Compared to Internet Explorer, the most popular Web browser, Firefox gives users a cleaner interface and faster download speeds. As of November 2008, Firefox had about 20% of the market share for browsers, worldwide. Internet Explorer had about 70%.

Firefox includes most of the features with which users of other browsers are familiar. The first iteration of the browser also included several new features other browsers did not have at the time, such as a bookmarks toolbar and tabbed browsing that allow a user to quickly switch back and forth between several Web sites. Other browsers have since adopted many of these features, though Firefox's substantial developer base continues to create new plug-ins that offer increased usability and functionality. Because scripting controls such as Java and ActiveX can easily be unselected during installation, there is the possibility of better security.

Timeline

April 7, 2020

Mozilla launches version 75 of its Firefox browser.

September 13, 2019

Mozilla launches Firefox Premium Support for Enterprises

September 11, 2019

Mozilla launches VPN as it revives the Firefox Test Pilot program | TheINQUIRER.

November 12, 2015

An additional version, Firefox for iOS, was released on November 12, 2015.

November 9, 2004

Firefox was released on November 9, 2004, and challenged Internet Explorer's dominance with 60 million downloads within nine months.

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Kim Komando
May 13, 2020
Fox News
Think for a minute about what Google doesn't know about you. Its search engine dominates the competition and it runs apps and services that know what you're watching, where you're going and what you're interested in online.
Frederic Lardinois
May 5, 2020
TechCrunch
Mozilla today launched version 76 of its Firefox browser and with that, it's launching a couple of new features that you'll likely notice if you're already using the open-source browser. The highlight of today's release is the enhanced password manager. Firefox Lockwise, as it is called these days, will now ask you for your device [...]
Kim Komando
April 30, 2020
Fox News
Your browser can go a long way in keeping you safe. It's also vital to stay informed on the latest hacks and scams so you know what to avoid. Tap or click to see fake delivery notices from FedEx, UPS and DLH that are spreading right now.
Ian Paul
April 17, 2020
PCWorld
We take a look at the performance and features of the big four internet browsers to see which one will serve you best.
Cohen Coberly
April 8, 2020
TechSpot
The new address bar is cleaner and better optimized for smaller screens. Selecting it will pull up a one-pane suggestions interface that scales to your screen size (you don't need to type anything for this to show up). Within this...
Frederic Lardinois
April 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Mozilla is launching version 75 of its Firefox browser today. As always, there are plenty of bug fixes and changes for developers who write web apps, but the marquee feature of this update is a refreshed address bar. Given how often you likely use the address bar -- though these days it's often more of [...]
Rob Thubron
April 6, 2020
TechSpot
NetMarketShare's March update shows that while Chrome remains the number one browser by a mile with its 68.5 percent share of the market, Edge has moved to second place with 7.59 percent. It's bad news for Firefox, which has fallen...
Alaina Yee
March 27, 2020
PCWorld
Doing your part and staying at home doesn't have to be a lonely experience. Here's how multiple people can share a movie together, complete with text chat, video chat and emoji reactions.
Alaina Yee
March 20, 2020
PCWorld
Doing your part and staying at home doesn't have to be a lonely experience. Here's how multiple people can share a movie together, complete with text chat, video chat and emoji reactions.
Cohen Coberly
February 25, 2020
TechSpot
The rollout will take place over the course of several weeks to ensure stability, but once it's finalized, all Firefox users running the latest version of the browser will have DNS protection. In short, DoH functionality helps to obfuscate and...
Jon Brodkin
February 25, 2020
Ars Technica
US-based Firefox users get encrypted DNS lookups today or within a few weeks.
Jason Cross
February 5, 2020
Macworld
Safari's a great browser, but it's not the only option for your Mac and may not be the best browser for your needs.
Dan Goodin
January 30, 2020
Ars Technica
Firefox ousts almost 200 add-ons while Google detects a significant increase in abuse.
Adrian Potoroaca
January 23, 2020
TechSpot
The Redmond giant isn't just busy moving as many customers as possible to the latest version of Windows 10. According to a new report from Thurrott, one of the company's next moves will apparently involve hijacking the default search engine...
Radio-Canada
January 14, 2020
Radio-Canada.ca
L'un des irritants les plus fréquents lors de l'utilisation d'un navigateur web, c'est les notifications incessantes qui nous demandent d'autoriser le site à nous envoyer automatiquement d'autres notifications. Chrome et Firefox ont finalement décidé de s'attaquer au problème, comme le rapporte le magazine Wired.
David Nield
December 22, 2019
Wired
Get the most out of Mozilla's Firefox browser with these tips and tricks.
December 4, 2019
WebWire
As the year comes to a close, we look back at what we've accomplished. As recently noted in the press, this year may be the mark of our privacy-renaissance. We've built additional privacy protections in the browser which included blocking third party tracking cookies and cryptomining by default and created an easy-to-view report which shows the trackers that follow you and collect your online browsing habits and interests. To date, we've blocked more than 1 Trillion tracking requests t...
Frederic Lardinois
December 3, 2019
TechCrunch
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. This beta, however, is only available to users in the U.S. and the free service is restricted to 12 [...]
Rob Thubron
November 27, 2019
TechSpot
Fingerprints, which don't require users to opt-in as they do with cookies, track people based on the characteristics of a computer. As noted by Techdows, these can include screen resolution, browser, timezone, language, installed extensions and fonts, and the operating...
Alex Hern
November 17, 2019
the Guardian
Mozilla's Firefox logo displayed on a smartphone. Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
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