- Mozilla is making big changes to Firefox updates.
- A brand new browsing experience arrives in Firefox.
- Mozilla partners with NVIDIA to democratize and diversify voice technology.
The next version, Firefox 89, will be released on June 1. Mozilla continues to push privacy protections in Firefox 88, which prevents the window. name property from leaking data across sites.
The company is partnering with NVIDIA, which is investing $1.5 million in Mozilla Common Voice, an ambitious, open-source initiative aimed at democratizing and diversifying voice technology development.
Mozilla enabled a new feature in the Nightly version of the organization’s Firefox web browser designed to improve the updating functionality of the browser on Windows. The new functionality enables background updates for Firefox on Windows, even if the browser is not running at the time.
Announcing the move, Firefox tweeted:
“You don’t last 20 years as a browser without making improvements along the way. So on June 1, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Get ready for a fresh new Firefox.”
“We are announcing Total Cookie Protection for Firefox, a major new milestone in our work to protect your privacy. Total Cookie Protection stops cookies from tracking you around the web by creating a separate cookie jar for every website”.
- Print updates: Margin units are now localized.
- Smooth pinch-zooming using a touchpad is now supported on Linux
- To protect against cross-site privacy leaks, Firefox now isolates the window. name data to the website that created it.
FTP support has been disabling, and its full removal is planned for an upcoming release. Addressing this security risk reduces the likelihood of an attack while also removing support for a non-encrypted protocol.
Keeping software updated is important to avoid security issues, and this is why Windows can automatically download operating system updates in the background without the need for a user to seek out these updates. With this in mind that Mozilla is on the verge of introducing ‘OS-level tasks’ that will be used to keep Firefox up to date.
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