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Ultra-private Tor browser officially arrives on Android

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Tor Project VPNs and incognito modes can help, but if you want to jump to a whole ‘nother privacy level, there’s the infamous Tor Browser. It has finally come out of beta and arrived on Android in a stable release, the Tor Project announced. That will make it a lot […]

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Firefox is about to get much, much faster

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images Firefox got speedy last year when its Quantum browser rolled out — now it’s set to get even faster. The latest release prioritizes its performance management “to-do” list with a set of features that’ll load pages up to 40-80 percent quicker. The browser will now […]

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Mozilla explains why all Firefox add-ons broke at once

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mozilla Firefox Chief Technology Officer Eric Rescorla has written a detailed blog post explaining exactly how the browser’s add-ons came to break all at once last week, how it was fixed, and how the company will avoid another ‘armagadd-on’ in the future. The company already explained that the mass disablement […]

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Windows 10 update pushes Microsoft closer to a password-free future

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft With its Windows 10 May 2019 update, Microsoft is getting one step closer to eliminating passwords. The company’s Windows Hello has earned its FIDO2 certification — an industry standard that deems Windows Hello a secure authenticator. Now, users running Windows 10 version 1903 will be able to login to […]

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Firefox may have disabled all add-ons because a certificate expired

Engadget RSS Feed Many Firefox users around the world are browsing without their usual set of extensions after they suddenly stopped working earlier this evening. The event occurred as the clock rolled over on UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, aka GMT or Greenwich Mean Time), and impacted users quickly narrowed it down to “expiration of intermediate […]

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Firefox virtual reality web browser comes to SteamVR this summer

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mozilla Mozilla’s Firefox Reality browser has been available through a number of platform-specific VR portals, but it’ll soon be available in a relatively neutral form. The developer has revealed that it’s working with Valve to bring Firefox Reality to SteamVR sometime this summer. You’ll install it through a new web […]

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Firefox comes to Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs

Engadget RSS Feed AP Photo/Manu Fernandez Always on, always connected PCs haven’t exactly taken the world by storm yet, but app developers and software creators are steadily dialing up their support for these ultra-portable machines. Need proof? Just look at Mozilla: this morning, the company officially announced its first Firefox beta build for Snapdragon-powered Windows […]

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Firefox will soon protect you against crypto-mining scripts

Engadget RSS Feed Christinne Muschi / Reuters At a time when every high-profile data breach sheds more light on how web activity is monitored, Firefox is launching anti-tracking tools to protect against fingerprinting and crypto-mining. Mozilla is again teaming up with Disconnect — a software company that provides no-tracking software and whose ad tracker blocklist […]

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Google users can sign into Firefox and Edge with a security key

Engadget RSS Feed Naked King via Getty Images Until now, you’ve had to use Chrome to sign into your Google account with a security key. You won’t have to be quite so choosy going forward, though. Google has transitioned to using the new Web Authentication standard for hardware-based sign-ins, making your key useful in Firefox, […]

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Firefox Lockbox provides access to your passwords on Android

Engadget RSS Feed Mozilla Mozilla’s Firefox Lockbox has been helping iOS users keep tabs on their many passwords for a while, and now it’s making that tool available on Android. Like its iOS counterpart, the app helps you fetch any password you already have stored in Firefox (and thus synced across your devices). It’s not […]

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