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.


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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Alaina Yee
March 27, 2020
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
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
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
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
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...
January 14, 2020
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
Get the most out of Mozilla's Firefox browser with these tips and tricks.
December 4, 2019
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
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
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
Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
November 6, 2019
Fraudulent tech-support sites are causing the browser to lock up and display a disturbing message. Force quitting is the only way out.
Invalid Date
Post the Firefox 72 update, instead of a popup, the browser will display an icon on the left of the URL bar to indicate that a notification is available.
Jon Porter
November 5, 2019
The Verge
Mozilla is changing how Firefox handles its browser notifications to try and cut down on annoying pop-ups. With Firefox 72, websites will need some kind of interaction from the user before it can ask to display notifications.
Jim Salter
October 23, 2019
Ars Technica
Firefox 70 brings users privacy, battery, and performance improvements.
Chris Merriman
October 22, 2019
Firefox lets you generate reports of who is trying to spy on you
Jon Fingas
October 6, 2019
Many hackers won't touch web browsers beyond exploiting their vulnerabilities, but one group is taking things one step further. Kaspersky has detailed attempts...
Shawn Knight
September 26, 2019
Mozilla recently updated its experimental Android browser to help users navigate the web faster while protecting their privacy.