Sometimes you only can hate Mozilla and sometimes we all could kiss them, I think the second category applies to this news – there going to fight the annoying popups which you might see on several pages, right now there is no way to disallow them except installing a popup blocker (ad-blocker) or disallow any third-party frames in about:config.
Good news from Mozilla, the Lighting calendar which you can fully integrate into Mozilla Thunderbird or Seamonkey got an update and is now available and downloadable in version 5.4. The work on version 6.x are already ongoing.
Oh boy, there we go again I can’t say nothing good about Mozilla’s latest ‘improvements’ in fact Firefox integrates more gimmicks than every other browser and calls it ‘improvement’ – when Microsoft does it most people immediately call it bloatware aka Cortana. But back to the topic, Mozilla decided that the integrated Screenshot function should gets an image editing function to avoid installing another extension and to add requested features.
Oh boy, I have nothing much good to say about Mozilla these days, the ‘spying’ … oh wait I mean telemetry, their ‘jokes’ with the Mr. Robot Addon which resulted in a loss of trust for some users and now the AMO Store get another new change which really pisses me off. Developers are now forced to re-release every Beta/Develop add-on as a separate addon.
Mozilla released another bugfix version of their latest Quantum Browser. This version doesn’t include some about:config related changes. At time of posting this announcement Mozilla hasn’t updated their changelog, I’ll update it silently as soon as there is an official log.
Mozilla explains the latest disaster, the Mr. ROBOT story and there showing some more details, their latest documentation reveals a bit more what’s going on in such opt-in studies. Looking Glass was released as a system add-on to Firefox which meant that users saw the add-on appear in the browser’s add-on manager without them initiating the installation – to avoid the next shitstorm there now stronger rules.
Mozilla just released another bugfix version of Firefox v58.0.1 fixes minor problems. At the time I wrote this article the internal updater wasn’t aware of the new update same as the official changelog page, usually, it takes some time till everything is updated and released but you still can download it over the official FTP servers. A changelog can be found here.
Is Mozilla’s latest strategy to betray their users? Mozilla always say they fighting for security and a better web-experience but Mozilla has no power over this – Google, Yahoo & Co. have – they trying to integrate more so-called ‘privacy’ functions into the Browser itself, the fact that nothing is new seems to not disturb the Mozilla Community to hype the Browser. Now we get results about another test study, which is focused on Referer & Cookies among other fingerprint techniques.