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MAFIAA Fire: A Firefox add-on to reverse US government domain censorship

MAFIAA Fire: A Firefox add-on to reverse US government domain censorship

Earlier this year, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement shocked the world by asserting the right to seize any .com or .net domain that it characterized as a "pirate" or child porn site, with little due process or judicial oversight. ICE conducted a series of high-profile seizures that were notable in that they were sloppy (80,000 sites [...]

Mozilla Labs – Seabird Concept Phone

Mozilla Labs

Firefox 4 delayed until early 2011

Firefox 4 delayed until early 2011

Remember when Microsoft kept delaying Vista and everyone bitched about it, and then when they finally released it, everyone then bitched that it wasn't ready? Yeah. Mozilla has pushed back the planned release of Firefox to sometime in "early 2011." Previously, the open source outfit had said its latest desktop browser would be officially [...]

HOWTO: Block Sites from Using Your Facebook Login with Adblock Plus

HOWTO: Block Sites from Using Your Facebook Login with Adblock Plus

Facebook's new Instant Personalization Program allows other sites to access your Facebook data and connect you with people on those sites. Not only can you turn this feature off, but you can keep sites from retrieving your Facebook information with Adblock filters. Not only does Facebook have an agreement with sites like Yelp and Pandora, [...]

Ubuntu To Pull In New Versions Of Firefox

Ubuntu To Pull In New Versions Of Firefox

Ubuntu's longstanding policy of not pulling in new major versions of packages into their stable repositories is facing a slight change. Canonical along with the Ubuntu development community have been making it easier to deploy Mozilla Firefox web-browser updates into existing Ubuntu releases. Rather than dealing with back-porting security [...]

Mozilla is sticking to their ideals and shunning H264

Mozilla is sticking to their ideals and shunning H264

I don't want the web video standard to be patented grounds where anyone who wants to host content or write a tool has to pay to MPEG-LA. Let's just think in the potential chilling effect of selectively enforcing H264 patents. If we allow H264 to be a "de facto standard," then all our bases will belong to MPEG-LA and their interests. In my [...]

Mozilla retracts malware accusation against Firefox Addon

Mozilla retracts malware accusation against Firefox Addon

Six days ago, Mozilla had reported in a security notice that two experimental add-ons for its Firefox browser contain trojans that affect Windows machines. Mozilla has since retracted that accusation against one of the extensions. In a statement posted to its blog last night, Mozilla said: "We’ve worked with security experts and add-on [...]

Firefox to Microsoft: GTFO

Firefox to Microsoft: GTFO

How to Recover Your Firefox Master Password

How to Recover Your Firefox Master Password

If you're using Firefox's built-in password management, you should also be using its master password feature to protect your saved passwords from prying eyes. But what happens if you lose your master password? Since the master password prevents anyone from accessing your saved passwords, you're out of luck if you lose your master [...]

The File Menu

The File Menu

The File menu has been around since the dawn of user interfaces. But do you know what? It has overstayed its welcome. The File menu has been abused in far too many applications. A File menu should deal with files. That’s it. Open a file, save a file, print a file, quit editing the file. Some, no.. most applications have been using the File [...]

Great Firefox Tweaks

Great Firefox Tweaks

1) Adjust the Smart Location Bar’s Number of Suggestions In Firefox 3, when you start typing in the location bar, a drop-down list of suggestion URLs will be shown. If you want it to show more than 12 suggestions (12 is the default), you can adjust the browser.urlbar.maxRichResults keys and get it to show the number you want. Config name: [...]

RECAP: Firefox plugin that frees US caselaw one page at a time

RECAP: Firefox plugin that frees US caselaw one page at a time

Earlier this year, 20 million pages of the U.S. Federal Court's PACER database were downloaded, audited for privacy violations, and submitted as evidence to the Judicial Conference, the policy-making body of the courts. That incident led to a Senate investigation, clean-up by 30 district courts, and PACER now requires each lawyer to click at each [...]

Stopgap Fix for Critical Firefox 3.5 Security Hole

Stopgap Fix for Critical Firefox 3.5 Security Hole

Instructions showing hackers how to exploit an unpatched, critical security hole in Mozilla's new Firefox 3.5 Web browser have been posted online. So, until Mozilla can ship an update to quash this bug, LandoftheFreeish.com is posting instructions to help readers protect themselves from this vulnerability. The security hole has to do with a [...]

FireFox 3.5 Download Link

FireFox 3.5 Download Link

The day Firefox 3.0 was to be released I went to the Mozilla website and changed the version numbers in the URL and was able to download the official release version of 3.0 well before it was officially released. As most of you know FF 3.5 is releasing today (apparently) and I did the same thing to the URL. Windows Mac Linux I installed it [...]

Watch video… without Flash

Dailymotion is working converting their video library to open video formats: Ogg Theora. Currently they are working with Firefox to get it working correctly on Firefox 3.5 Beta(they include a link with some demos) and soon on other browsers that support HTML 5. This is one of the biggest video sites to begin to offer their video in open video [...]

NoScript Author replies to AdBlock’s claims

NoScript Author replies to AdBlock’s claims

Wow... this "apology" just upset me off even more. No sincerity at all; still blaming the other party. I screwed up. Big time. Not just with Adblock Plus users but with the Mozilla community at large. I did something extremely wrong, which I will regret forever. I abused the power and wasted the enormous trust capital gained by the NoScript [...]

NoScript: Security or Malware?

NoScript: Security or Malware?

Attention NoScript users · by Wladimir Palant Recently I wrote about how not giving extension developers a good way to earn money might lead to very undesirable effects. The recent events give an impression of the kind of effects we should expect here. This is going to be about the popular NoScript extension which happens to make its money from [...]

Adblock Plus maintainer, Richard “rick752″ Petnel, has passed away

Adblock Plus maintainer, Richard “rick752″ Petnel, has passed away

Petnel, Richard J. ALBANY Richard "Rick" J. Petnel, 56, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn after a brief illness. Rick was born in Lansingburgh, N.Y., July 3, 1952, the son of the late Joseph and Marion Petnel. He has been a lifelong resident of the Capital District, residing in Colonie for the last 15 years. He was a [...]

TinyURL Decoder Displays the Real Addresses Behind TinyURLs

TinyURL Decoder Displays the Real Addresses Behind TinyURLs

Note: For Firefox with Greasemonkey installed. TinyURLs and kin are great for packing links into small spaces, but not so great at revealing where the link will take you. Remove the mystery with TinyURL Decoder. Tiny Decoder is a Greasemonkey script with seamless integration. When the script is active, compacted URLs from 13 URL shrinking [...]

Pwn2Own trifecta: Hacker exploits IE8, Firefox, & Safari

Pwn2Own trifecta: Hacker exploits IE8, Firefox, & Safari

It took a while longer but Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 did not survive the hacker onslaught at this year’s CanSecWest Pwn2Own contest. A security researcher named “Nils” (he declined to provide his full name) performed a clean drive-by download attack against the world’s most widely used browser to take full control of a Sony Vaio [...]

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