Firefox 54 Finally Supports Multithreading, May Beat Chrome on RAM Usage

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After eight years of work, Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox with multi-threaded browsing support.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/250930-firefox-54-finally-supports-multithreading-claims-higher-ram-efficiency-chrome?source=Computing

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Speed up your web browser with 5 simple tips

Whether you use Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Opera

Sluggish browsers and online slowdowns get in the way of the sites you’re trying to reach. Use these quick tips to keep everything running smoothly.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/speed-up-your-web-browser?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option

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Mozilla is considering changes to Firefox that would give end users much easier methods of tweaking performance settings, including the option to optimize the browser for the specific characteristics of your own PC.

The post Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/247699-future-firefox-versions-may-slim-use-less-memory-thanks-new-performance-option?source=Computing

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Mozilla Launches Free Ad Blocker for iOS 9


Mozilla on Monday launched Focus by Firefox, a free ad blocker for Safari users on iOS 9. It lets users block the same trackers blocked by Private Browsing with Tracking Protection in Firefox for the Windows, Mac, Linux and Android platforms. The protection is based on Disconnect’s open source block list. Focus by Firefox doesn’t work with Firefox for iOS because Apple doesn’t make content blocking available to third-party browsers on iOS, Mozilla said. It’s exploring ways to provide Focus on Firefox for iOS.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82856.html?rss=1

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Mozilla's Firefox browser now available for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

Article Image Mozilla on Thursday released a version of its popular Firefox browser for iOS, giving Apple users an additional option for browsing the Web over iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

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Firefox for iOS preview launches in New Zealand, to hit App Store by year's end

It appears that Mozilla is making progress with its Firefox for iOS browser, as the company launched a limited trial program in New Zealand to shake out bugs and gather data ahead of a planned worldwide debut later this year.

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Mozilla Plugs Dangerous Firefox Zero-Day Hole


Mozilla on Friday released security updates to fix a zero-day flaw in the Firefox browser. An exploit that searches for sensitive files and uploads them to a server — possibly somewhere in Ukraine — has surfaced in an ad on a Russian news site, Mozilla reported last week. The exploit impacts Windows and Linux users. Mac users could be hit by a modified version. The vulnerability stems from the interaction of Firefox’s PDF Viewer and the mechanism that enforces JavaScript context separation — the “same origin” policy, Mozilla said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82359.html?rss=1

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Mozilla adds every version of Flash to default Firefox blocklist

Firefox users awoke Tuesday to an update that blocks every version of Adobe’s Flash Player from running in the popular open-source browser, a victory for information security efforts following the unprecedented disclosure of numerous critical Flash vulnerabilities.

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Mozilla Firefox kills Flash by default, security chief calls for Adobe to issue an end-of-life date

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Mozilla has blocked Firefox from running Flash by default on the latest versions of its browser and is calling on Adobe to dump the product altogether. Is this finally the end of the performance-sucking plugin?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/209888-mozilla-firefox-kills-flash-by-default-security-chief-calls-for-adobe-to-issue-an-end-of-life-date

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Mozilla disables new Firefox features to address critical security flaw

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Mozilla has updated Firefox to patch a critical vulnerability, but was forced to disable one of the browser’s new security-enhancing features as a result.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/202809-mozilla-disables-new-firefox-features-to-address-critical-security-flaw

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Apple's Safari among browsers taken down at Pwn2Own day 2

Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer were all successfully exploited during the second day of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver.



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Vivaldi: Opera team builds a better browser, but is there room for it?

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Can Vivaldi succeed against Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and even Opera? It’s a major challenge, especially when you don’t have an operating system of your own.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/198419-vivaldi-opera-team-builds-a-better-browser-but-is-there-room-for-it

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Iframe irony: Adblock Plus is probably the reason Firefox and Chrome are such memory hogs

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Here’s a lovely bit of irony for you: Adblock Plus, which is by far the most popular add-on for Firefox and Chrome, is actually increasing the amount of memory used by your web browser, rather than decreasing it. Furthermore, ABP also increases the amount of time (and CPU cycles) required to render a website. Instead of making web surfing more responsive, ABP actually makes your surfing experience slower.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/182428-ironic-iframes-adblock-plus-is-probably-the-reason-firefox-and-chrome-are-such-memory-hogs

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Firefox 29 available to download, with all-new swoopy Australis interface

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Mozilla this morning unleashed the largest update to Firefox since… well, ever. Firefox 29, which is available to download now for for Windows, Mac, and Linux, introduces an entirely new UI — called Australis — that does away with the Big Orange Button (BOG), adds some rounded corners, and, as a result, looks almost exactly like Google Chrome.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/181516-firefox-29-available-to-download-with-all-new-swoopy-australis-interface

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