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Mozilla has proposed to stop trusting new digital certificates from Chinese certificate authority WoSign for one year.
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Mozilla veut bannir deux autorités ayant antidaté leurs certificats SHA-1
Mozilla souhaite actuellement bannir l'autorité de certification WoSign de ses listes approuvées pour avoir cumulé les comportements suspects. L'entreprise est accusée d'avoir antidaté de vieux certificats SHA-1, rejetés depuis le 1er janvier dernier.
Mozilla wil nieuwe ssl-certificaten WoSign/StartCom blokkeren
Mozilla is van plan om nieuwe ssl-certificaten die door de certificaatautoriteiten WoSign en StartCom worden uitgegeven te blokkeren. Aanleiding is een lange reeks van allerlei incidenten met de twee aanbieders van ssl-certificaten. Eind augustus ...
The EU’s proposed copyright reform keeps in place retrograde laws that make many normal online creative acts illegal. The same restrictive laws will stifle innovation and hurt technology businesses. Let’s fix it. Sign Mozilla’s petition, watch and share videos, and snap a rebellious selfie
Earlier this month, the EU Commission released their proposal for a reformed copyright framework. In response, we are asking everyone reading this post to take a rebellious selfie and send that doctored snapshot to EU Parliament. Seem ridiculous? So is an outdated law that bans taking and sharing selfies in front of the Eiffel Tower at night in Paris, or in front of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.
Of course, no one is actually going to jail for subversive selfies. But the technical illegality of such a basic online act underscores the grave shortcomings in the EU’s latest proposal on copyright reform. As Mozilla’s Denelle Dixon-Thayer noted in her last post on the proposed reform, it “thoroughly misses the goal to deliver a modern reform that would unlock creativity and innovation.” It doesn’t, for instance, include needed exceptions for panorama, parody, or remixing, nor does it include a clause that would allow noncommercial transformations of works (like remixes, or mashups) or a flexible user clause like an open norm, or fair dealing.
Translation? Making memes and gifs will remain an illicit act.
And that’s just the start. Exceptions for text and data mining are limited to public institutions. This could stifle startups looking to online data to build innovative businesses. Then there is the dangerous “neighbouring right,” similar to the ancillary copyright laws we’ve seen in Spain and Germany (which have been clear failures, respectively). This misguided part of the reform would allow online publishers to copyright “press publications” for up to 20 years, with retroactive effect. The vague wording makes it unclear exactly to whom and for whom this new exclusive right would apply.
Finally, another unclear provision would require any internet service that provides access to “large amounts” of works to users to broker agreements with rightsholders for the use of, and protection of, their works. This could include the use of “effective content recognition technologies” — which imply universal monitoring and strict filtering technologies that identify and/or remove copyrighted content.
These proposals, if adopted as they are, would deal a blow to EU startups, to independent coders, creators, and artists, and to the health of the internet as a driver for economic growth and innovation.
We’re not advocating plagiarism or piracy. Creators must be treated fairly, including proper remuneration, for their creations and works. Mozilla wants to improve copyright for everyone, so individuals are not discouraged from creating and innovating.
Mozilla isn’t alone in our objections: Over 50,000 individuals have signed our petition and demanded modern copyright laws that foster creativity, innovation, and opportunity online.
We have our work cut out for us. As the European Parliament revises the proposal this fall, we need a movement — a collection of passionate internet users who demand better, modern laws. Today, Mozilla is launching a public education campaign to support that movement.
Mozilla has created an app to highlight the absurdity of some of Europe’s outdated copyright laws. Try Post Crimes: Take a selfie in front of European landmarks that can be technically unlawful to photograph — like the Eiffel Tower’s night-time light display, or the Little Mermaid in Denmark — due to restrictive copyright laws.
Then, send your selfie as a postcard to your Member of the European Parliament (MEP). Show European policymakers how outdated copyright laws are, and encourage them to forge a more future-looking and innovation-friendly copyright reform.
We’ve also created three short videos that outline the need for reform. They’re educational, playful, and a little bit weird — just like the internet. But they explore a serious issue: The harmful effect outdated and restrictive copyright laws have on our creativity and the open internet. We hope you’ll watch them and share them with others.
We need your help standing up for better copyright laws. When you sign the petition, snap a selfie, or share our videos, you’re supporting creativity, innovation and opportunity online — for everyone.
Mozilla wants woeful WoSign certs off the list
Mozilla wants to kick Chinese certificate authority (CA) WoSign out of its trust program. As well as being worried about the certs issued by WoSign, Mozilla accuses the company of buying another CA, StartCom, without telling anyone. In this lengthy ...
Mozilla Ready to Ban WoSign Certificates for One Year After Shady BehaviorSoftpedia News
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Mozilla frenó a Belarusa
Tres meses después, Mozilla terminó dándoles la razón a aquellos apostadores que la habían hecho favorita en el Gran Premio Estrellas Distaff (G1), una carrera mucho más exigente que el Clásico Chile (G3), prueba central de ayer en el Hipódromo de ...
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Mozilla Ready to Ban WoSign Certificates for One Year After Shady Behavior
Mozilla is pondering applying a one-year-long ban on all newly issued SSL certificates from Chinese CA (Certificate Authority) WoSign, and Israeli CA StartCom, which WoSign appears to have secretly bought last year. Mozilla's engineers announced the ...
Zertifikate: Mozilla will Startcom und Wosign das Vertrauen entziehen
Mozilla überlegt offenbar, den Certificate Authorities (CA) Startcom und Wosign das Vertrauen zu entziehen. In einem auf Google Docs veröffentlichten Dokument, das unter anderem von Gervase Markham von Mozilla und Ryan Sleevi aus dem ...
Mozilla veröffentlicht Firefox 49.0.1
Mozilla hat nur wenige Tage nach Veröffentlichung von Firefox 49.0 ein Update auf Firefox 49.0.1 veröffentlicht. Wie bereits bei beiden außerplanmäßigen Updates für Firefox 48 ist auch dieses Update der Drittanbieter-Software WebSense geschuldet.
Diversity and Inclusion is more than having people of different demographics in a group. It is also about having the resulting diversity of perspectives included in the decision-making and action of the group in a fundamental way.
I’ve had this experience lately, and it demonstrated to me both why it can be hard and why it’s so important. I’ve been working on a project where I’m the individual contributor doing the bulk of the work. This isn’t because there’s a big problem or conflict; instead it’s something I feel needs my personal touch. Once the project is complete, I’m happy to describe it with specifics. For now, I’ll describe it generally.
There’s a decision to be made. I connected with the person I most wanted to be comfortable with the idea to make sure it sounded good. I checked with our outside attorney just in case there was something I should know. I checked with the group of people who are most closely affected and would lead the decision and implementation if we proceed. I received lots of positive response.
Then one last person checked in with me from my first level of vetting and spoke up. He’s sorry for the delay, etc but has concerns. He wants us to explore a bunch of different options before deciding if we’ll go forward at all, and if so how.
At first I had that sinking feeling of “Oh bother, look at this. I am so sure we should do this and now there’s all this extra work and time and maybe change. Ugh!” I got up and walked around a bit and did a few thing that put me in a positive frame of mind. Then I realized — we had added this person to the group for two reasons. One, he’s awesome — both creative and effective. Second, he has a different perspective. We say we value that different perspective. We often seek out his opinion precisely because of that perspective.
This is the first time his perspective has pushed me to do more, or to do something differently, or perhaps even prevent me from something that I think I want to do. So this is the first time the different perspective is doing more than reinforcing what seemed right to me.
That lead me to think “OK, got to love those different perspectives” a little ruefully. But as I’ve been thinking about it I’ve come to internalize the value and to appreciate this perspective. I expect the end result will be more deeply thought out than I had planned. And it will take me longer to get there. But the end result will have investigated some key assumptions I started with. It will be better thought out, and better able to respond to challenges. It will be stronger.
I still can’t say I’m looking forward to the extra work. But I am looking forward to a decision that has a much stronger foundation. And I’m looking forward to the extra learning I’ll be doing, which I believe will bring ongoing value beyond this particular project.
I want to build Mozilla into an example of what a trustworthy organization looks like. I also want to build Mozilla so that it reflects experience from our global community and isn’t living in a geographic or demographic bubble. Having great people be part of a diverse Mozilla is part of that. Creating a welcoming environment that promotes the expression and positive reaction to different perspectives is also key. As we learn more and more about how to do this we will strengthen the ways we express our values in action and strengthen our overall effectiveness.
Mozilla Firefox 49.0 and Thunderbird 45.3 Land in All Supported Ubuntu OSes
Today, September 22, 2016, Chris Coulson from Canonical published two security advisories to inform the Ubuntu Linux community about the availability of the latest Mozilla products in all supported releases. Mozilla announced the other day that its ...
Mozilla Narrows Down New Logo Options to Four
Softpedia News (blog)
The Mozilla Foundation has cut down, refined, and proposed new logos for its rebranding project that started three months ago, after initially putting forward seven logos for user review in mid-August. Realizing that most people still identify Firefox ...
Mozilla Gets Rid of Firefox Hello in Firefox 49
In October 2014, as part of the Firefox 34 beta release, Mozilla introduced its Firefox Hello communications technology enabling users to make calls directly from the browser. On Sept. 20, 2016, Mozilla formally removed support for Firefox Hello as ...
Bug that hit Firefox and Tor browsers was hard to spot—now we know whyArs Technica
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Software-update: Mozilla Firefox 49.0
Mozilla Firefox 2013 logo (75 pix) Mozilla heeft versie 49 van zijn webbrowser Firefox uitgebracht. In versie 49 is onder meer de login manager aangepast, zodat deze nu gegevens die voor een onbeveiligde http-verbinding zijn opgeslagen kan gebruiken ...
Mozilla Patches Certificate Pinning Vulnerability in Firefox
As expected, Mozilla patched a highly scrutinized flaw in its automated update process for add-ons in Firefox, specifically around the expiration of certificate pins. The vulnerability allowed attackers to intercept encrypted browser traffic, inject a ...
Mozilla slowly grants multi-process Firefox to more usersComputerworld
Mozilla Launches Firefox 49PC Perspective
New Mozilla Firefox Expands Multi-Process Support And MoreGeeky Gadgets
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Apple patcht lekken in iCloud, Safari, macOS en iTunes
Naast Mozilla en Symantec heeft ook Apple belangrijke beveiligingsupdates voor gebruikers uitgebracht. Zo verscheen er een nieuwe macOS-versie genaamd Sierra. In deze versie van Apples besturingssysteem zijn in totaal 65 kwetsbaarheden gepatcht.
Mozilla dicht 18 lekken in Firefox 49, stopt support oude Macs
Mozilla heeft een nieuwe versie van Firefox uitgebracht waarin 18 beveiligingslekken zijn gedicht, waarvan vier zo ernstig dat een aanvaller kwetsbare systemen in het ergste geval zou kunnen overnamen als gebruikers een kwaadaardige of gehackte ...
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Mozilla slowly grants multi-process Firefox to more users
Mozilla today upgraded Firefox to version 49, and said it is expanding the pool of users who receive the multiple process browser that started reaching a few customers weeks ago. "In this release, we're expanding support for a small initial set of ...
Mozilla Patching Firefox Certificate Pinning Vulnerability | Threatpost ...Threatpost
Firefox 49 arrives with Reader Mode improvements, offline viewing on Android ...VentureBeat
Mozilla Launches Firefox 49PC Perspective
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Mozilla shortlists four designs in open-source rebrand project
It is working with design consultancy Johnson Banks on its open-source rebrand project, which has seen it seeking feedback from the Mozilla community and general public through the comments section on the Mozilla blog, social media and live events over ...
Mozilla rebrand enters design development stage
Creative Review (blog)
Mozilla announced it would be rebranding back in June and has taken the unusual step of documenting the creative process online. The company has set up an 'open design' blog and has been posting content at each stage of the rebrand, inviting discussion ...