Mozilla - Infoworld http://images.infoworld.com/t/19511 en Mozilla CEO Eich resigns amid controversy over opposition to gay marriage http://images.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/mozilla-ceo-eich-resigns-amid-controversy-over-opposition-gay-marriage-239842?source=rss_mozilla <p>Brendan Eich has resigned as <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/3-ways-brendan-eich-can-move-mozilla-beyond-browsers-238999">CEO of Mozilla</a> and left the board of the foundation that governs the nonprofit company after days of controversy over his donation to backers of California's anti-gay-marriage proposition in 2008.</p> The Industry Standard Mozilla Technology Business Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:04:11 +0000 admin 239842 at http://images.infoworld.com Mozilla steps up damage control as pressure for CEO Eich's ouster mounts http://images.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/mozilla-steps-damage-control-pressure-ceo-eichs-ouster-mounts-239556?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, went into damage control mode over the weekend in response to criticism that its new CEO had donated to a California anti-gay marriage ballot proposition in 2008.</p> <p>That criticism has expanded to include an online petition calling for Brendan Eich's resignation or firing if he does not "make an unequivocal statement of support for marriage equality," as well as the online dating service OkCupid.com urging its members not to use Firefox.</p> Mozilla Technology Business Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:02:48 +0000 admin 239556 at http://images.infoworld.com Mozilla unveils debugger that works like a VCR http://images.infoworld.com/t/development-tools/mozilla-unveils-debugger-works-vcr-239142?source=rss_mozilla <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Coding_hp.jpg" alt="Mozilla unveils debugger that works like a VCR" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Debugging is nobody's favorite part of programming, and the larger and more complex the app, the more difficult the debug job. Worse, some bugs can't seem to be reproduced in a predictable way, but buzz out often enough to be a disaster.</p> Application Development Mozilla Linux Application Testing Development Tools Open Source Software Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:21:21 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239142 at http://images.infoworld.com JavaScript founder Brendan Eich takes over as Mozilla CEO http://images.infoworld.com/t/web-browsers/javascript-founder-brendan-eich-takes-over-mozilla-ceo-239015?source=rss_mozilla <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Brendan_Eich.jpg" alt="Mozilla's new direction is services, not just browsers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><p align="right"><em>Credit: Drew McLellan</em></p></div> <p>JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich has been named CEO of Mozilla, the company he co-founded and where he already had been working as CTO.</p> Application Development Mozilla Web Browsers Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:24:57 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239015 at http://images.infoworld.com Firefox's UI face-lift on track for April debut http://images.infoworld.com/d/applications/firefoxs-ui-face-lift-track-april-debut-238932?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla is on track to debut the new "Australis" user interface (UI) for Firefox next month after promoting the UI to its beta build last week.</p> <p>Australis, the first visual overhaul of Firefox since March 2011, was added to the "Beta" channel of Firefox 29 on March 20. Mozilla uses a three-stage development process that ships Aurora, Beta and Release versions of each version of Firefox, with six weeks separating Aurora and Beta, another six between Beta and Release.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:52:07 +0000 admin 238932 at http://images.infoworld.com Metro Firefox was doomed from the get-go http://images.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/metro-firefox-was-doomed-the-get-go-238471?source=rss_mozilla <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11NNfirefox-hp.jpg" alt="Metro Firefox was doomed from the get-go" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>On Friday, Mozilla VP Johnathan Nightingale dropped an unexpected bomb: Despite the fact that Mozilla had released a new beta version of Metro Firefox <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/firefox-beta-brings-touch-friendly-web-browsing-to-windows Applications Microsoft Windows Firefox Mozilla Windows 8 Windows XP Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:07 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238471 at http://images.infoworld.com Mozilla plans to place ads in new Firefox tabs http://images.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/mozilla-plans-place-ads-in-new-firefox-tabs-236201?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla is going to show advertising to Firefox users to increase its sources of revenue that now mainly comes from Google, the company said Wednesday.</p> <p>Firefox will show sponsored links in some of the nine tiles users see when they open a blank new tab in the browser, said Darren Herman, Mozilla's VP of Content Services in <a href="https://blog.mozilla.org/advancingcontent/2014/02/11/publisher-transformation-with-users-at-the-center/" target="_blank">a blog post</a>. Other tiles will continue to show frequently or recently used sites.</p> Applications The Industry Standard Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Technology Business Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:45:55 +0000 admin 236201 at http://images.infoworld.com Hands-on with Mozilla's long-delayed Metro Firefox app: Good thing it's a beta http://images.infoworld.com/d/applications/hands-mozillas-long-delayed-metro-firefox-app-good-thing-its-beta-236004?source=rss_mozilla <p>The modern side of Windows 8 finally has an alternative to Internet Explorer, with a new "Windows 8 Touch" mode in the latest Mozilla Firefox beta.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Firefox Mozilla Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:44:24 +0000 ccraig 236004 at http://images.infoworld.com Mozilla ships Metro Firefox beta for Windows 8 http://images.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-ships-metro-firefox-beta-windows-8-235938?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla yesterday launched a beta version of its touch-enabled Firefox browser for Windows 8 and 8.1, fulfilling a promise to put the application on the road to a final release next month.</p> <p>Saddled with the name "Firefox for Windows 8 Touch," the browser shipped late Thursday as part of Firefox 28 Beta, one of the three build channels Mozilla maintains. The others, Aurora and Release, are rougher pre-beta and more polished final versions, respectively.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Microsoft Windows Web Browsers Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:02:06 +0000 admin 235938 at http://images.infoworld.com Modern-style Firefox for Windows 8 pushed back to March http://images.infoworld.com/d/applications/modern-style-firefox-windows-8-pushed-back-march-233373?source=rss_mozilla <p>The touch-optimized browser had been set to launch on Jan. 21, with the release of Firefox 27; now Mozilla is pushing back touch optimization to Firefox 28, a delay of six weeks. Add in <a href="https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2013/12/20/firefox-release-cycle-extended-by-two-weeks/" target="_blank">the two-week vacation</a> that Mozilla decided to grant employees last month, and the projected release date is now March 18.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:06:03 +0000 ccraig 233373 at http://images.infoworld.com Mozilla advises webmasters to implement X-Frame-Options security header http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/mozilla-advises-webmasters-implement-x-frame-options-security-header-232579?source=rss_mozilla <p>In light of overall low adoption of HTTP security headers, Mozilla is advising webmasters to at least implement X-Frame-Options on their sites, arguing that this header can prevent several types of attacks.</p> Security Mozilla Web Security Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:53:25 +0000 admin 232579 at http://images.infoworld.com Mozilla ships Firefox 26 with limited click-to-play security http://images.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-ships-firefox-26-limited-click-play-security-232486?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 26, which kicked off a limited form of click-to-play and patched 15 security vulnerabilities, six marked "critical."</p> <p>Click-to-play -- a security feature that requires users to authorize the use of a plug-in when a website or page element requires it -- has been adopted by other browsers as protection against a rising tide of exploits that leverage bugs in plug-ins, particularly Adobe's Flash Player and Oracle's Java.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:33:47 +0000 admin 232486 at http://images.infoworld.com Who (still) pays Mozilla's bills? Google, mainly http://images.infoworld.com/t/open-source-software/who-still-pays-mozillas-bills-google-mainly-231596?source=rss_mozilla <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11NNfirefox-hp.jpg" alt="Who (still) pays Mozilla's bills? Applications Open Source Software Firefox Google Mozilla Open Source Software Web Browsers Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 231596 at http://images.infoworld.com Mozilla ushers in new Firefox UI http://images.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozilla-ushers-in-new-firefox-ui-231145?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla on Monday began rolling out its first major Firefox user interface (UI) change in more than three years, seeding early adopters of the "Nightly" build with the new "Australis" revamp.</p> <p>Nightly builds are designed for preliminary testing, and as the name implies, are automatically updated each night to that day's edition. Firefox's Nightly builds are Mozilla's roughest-edged editions.</p> Applications Firefox Mozilla Web Browsers Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:47:17 +0000 admin 231145 at http://images.infoworld.com Amazon ushers in graphics as a service http://images.infoworld.com/t/amazon-web-services/amazon-ushers-in-graphics-service-230310?source=rss_mozilla <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_Cloud_Amazon_hp.jpg" alt="Amazon ushers in graphics as a service" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Most people don't think of Amazon Web Services as a place to get a killer video rig, but AWS's most recent upgrade may change all that. Cloud Computing Mozilla Amazon Web Services Web Services Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:14:17 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 230310 at http://images.infoworld.com Mozilla releases 10 patches, five critical, for Firefox http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/mozilla-releases-10-patches-five-critical-firefox-229822?source=rss_mozilla <p>Mozilla released 10 patches for three versions of its Firefox browser on Tuesday, five of which are considered critical and could be used to remotely install malicious code.</p><p>The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team <a href="http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2013/10/29/Mozilla-Releases-Updates-Firefox-Thunderbird-and-Seamonkey" target="_blank">warned</a> that the problems "could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, bypass intended access restrictions, cause a denial-of-service condition or obtain sensitive information."</p> Applications Security Firefox Mozilla Patch Management Web Browsers Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:39:53 +0000 ccraig 229822 at http://images.infoworld.com Mozilla sheds a light(beam) on Web privacy http://images.infoworld.com/t/internet-privacy/mozilla-sheds-lightbeam-web-privacy-229611?source=rss_mozilla <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11NNfirefox-hp.jpg" alt="Mozilla sheds a light(beam) on Web privacy" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Mozilla has long considered itself a champion of the free and open Web, and the company plans to walk the walk as much as it talks the talk. The company's latest and best foot forward in that direction: Lightbeam for Firefox.</p> Open Source Software Firefox Mozilla Internet Privacy Web Browsers Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:16:17 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229611 at http://images.infoworld.com Firefox community roiled by Java crackdown http://images.infoworld.com/d/applications/firefox-community-roiled-java-crackdown-229291?source=rss_mozilla <p>The Firefox Web browser will, henceforth, require users to manually activate Java objects on sites that they visit, Mozilla has confirmed. The change is aimed at improving security and moving away from a dependence on proprietary plug-ins, but critics say it will cause untold headaches for developers, admins and less-technical end-users.</p> Applications Application Development Firefox Mozilla Internet Java Programming Web Development Web Browsers Security Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:28:31 +0000 admin 229291 at http://images.infoworld.com JavaScript killed the Flash player plug-in star http://images.infoworld.com/t/adobe-flash/javascript-killed-the-flash-player-plug-in-star-228539?source=rss_mozilla <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/02FErichmedia_hp.jpg" alt="JavaScript killed the Flash player plug-in star" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>We all know Flash is on the way out, but like Windows XP, it's been astonishingly stubborn. Too many sites still use it, and it's a common fallback method for displaying multimedia in antiquated browsers. HTML5 Mozilla Adobe Flash HTML5 Web Development Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:01:02 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228539 at http://images.infoworld.com Firefox OS 1.1 needs more of a boost to soar http://images.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/firefox-os-11-needs-more-of-boost-soar-228474?source=rss_mozilla <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/firefox_question_hp.jpg" alt="Firefox OS 1.1 needs more of a boost to soar" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The Mozilla Foundation's HTML5-powered mobile platform, Firefox OS, just got a 1.1. HTML5 Mobile Technology Firefox Mozilla Smartphones Mobile Technology Operating Systems Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:36:32 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228474 at http://images.infoworld.com