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Doug Belshaw: 99% finished: Badge Alliance Digital & Web Literacies working group's Privacy badge pathway

Mozilla planet - do, 16/10/2014 - 12:23

I’m the co-chair of the Badge Alliance’s working group on Digital & Web Literacies. We’ve just finished our first cycle of meetings and are almost finished the deliverable. Taking the Web Literacy Map (v1.1) as a starting point, we created a document outlining considerations for creating a badged pathway around the Privacy competency.

Cat x-ray

The document is currently on Google Docs and open for commenting. After the Mozilla Festival next week the plan is to finalise any edits and then use the template we used for the Webmaker whitepaper.

Click here to access the document: http://goo.gl/40byub

Comments? Questions? Get in touch: @dajbelshaw / doug@mozillafoundation.org

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Byron Jones: happy bmo push day!

Mozilla planet - do, 16/10/2014 - 10:50

the following changes have been pushed to bugzilla.mozilla.org:

  • [1079476] Allow getting and updating groups via the web services
  • [1079463] Bugzilla::WebService::User missing update method
  • [1080600] CVE ID format change: CVE-\d{4}-\d{4} becomes CVE-\d{4}-\d{4,7} this year
  • [1080554] Create custom entry form for submissions to Mozilla Communities newsletter
  • [1074586] Add “Bugs of Interest” to the dashboard
  • [1062775] Create a form to create/update bounty tracking tracking attachments
  • [1074350] “new to bugzilla” indicator should be removed when a user is added to ‘editbugs’, not ‘canconfirm’
  • [1082887] comments made when setting a flag from the attachment details page are not included in the “flag updated” email

discuss these changes on mozilla.tools.bmo.


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Mozilla plays with Humble Bundle to push Web games - CNET

Nieuws verzameld via Google - do, 16/10/2014 - 01:55

Mozilla plays with Humble Bundle to push Web games
CNET
Released on Tuesday and available for the next two weeks, the pay-what-you-want Humble Mozilla Bundle includes fan-favorite indie titles like Voxatron, FTL: Advanced Edition, Aaaaaa! for the Awesome, and Democracy 3. Eight titles in total are included, ...

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Jennie Rose Halperin: New /contribute page

Mozilla planet - wo, 15/10/2014 - 21:58

In an uncharacteristically short post, I want to let folks know that we just launched our new /contribute page.

I am so proud of our team! Thank you to Jess, Ben, Larissa, Jen, Rebecca, Mike, Pascal, Flod, Holly, Sean, David, Maryellen, Craig, PMac, Matej, and everyone else who had a hand. You all are the absolute most wonderful people to work with and I look forward to seeing what comes next!

I’ll be posting intermittently about new features and challenges on the site, but I first want to give a big virtual hug to all of you who made it happen and all of you who contribute to Mozilla in the future.

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David Boswell: Investing more in community building

Mozilla planet - wo, 15/10/2014 - 21:35

I’m very excited to see the new version of Mozilla’s Get Involved page go live. Hundreds of people each week come to this page to learn about how they can volunteer. Improvements to this page will lead to more people making more of an impact on Mozilla’s projects.

get_involved_2014

This page has a long history—this page existed on www.mozilla.org when Mozilla launched in 1998 and it has been redesigned a few times before. There is something different about the effort this time though.

We’ve spent far more time researching, prototyping, designing, testing, upgrading and building than ever before. This reflects Mozilla’s focus this year of enabling communities that have impact and that goal has mobilized experts from many teams who have made the experience for new volunteers who use this page much better.

Mozilla’s investment in community in 2014 is showing up in other ways too, including a brand new contribution dashboard, a relaunched contributor newsletter, a pilot onboarding program, the first contributor research effort in three years and much more.

All of these pieces are coming together and will give us a number of options for how we can continue and increase the investment in community in 2015. Look for more thoughts soon on why that is important, what that could look like and how you could help shape it.


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Poodle effect: Mozilla to disable SSL version 3.0 in Firefox 34 - TechSpot

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 19:04

TechSpot

Poodle effect: Mozilla to disable SSL version 3.0 in Firefox 34
TechSpot
Mozilla has announced that SSL version 3.0 will be disabled by default in Firefox 34, which is due for release on November 25. The announcement comes in the wake of a vulnerability that was discovered in said version of the security protocol which, ...
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Mozilla Open Policy & Advocacy Blog: Spotlight on Amnesty International: A Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Host

Mozilla planet - wo, 15/10/2014 - 18:28

{This is the second installment in our series highlighting the 2015 Host Organizations for the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program. We are now accepting applications to be a 2015 fellow. Amnesty International is a great addition to the program, especially as new technologies have such a profound impact – both positive and negative – on human rights. With its tremendous grassroots advocacy network and decades of experience advocating for fundamental human rights, Amnesty International, its global community and its Ford-Mozilla Fellow are poised to continue having impact on shaping the digital world for good.}

Spotlight on Amnesty International: A Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow Host
By Tanya O’Carroll, Project Officer, Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International

For more than fifty years Amnesty International has campaigned for human rights globally: exposing information that governments will go to extreme measures to hide; connecting individuals who are under attack with solidarity networks that span the globe; fighting for policy changes that often seem impossible at first.

We’ve developed many tools and tactics to help us achieve change.

But the world we operate in is also changing.

Momentous developments in information and communications networks have introduced new opportunities and threats to the very rights we defend.

amnesty-logoThe Internet has paved the way for unprecedented numbers of people to exercise their rights online, crucially freedom of expression and assembly.

The ability for individuals to publish information and content in real-time has created a new world of possibilities for human rights investigations globally. Today, we all have the potential to act as witnesses to human rights violations that once took place in the dark.

Yet large shadows loom over the free and open Web. Governments are innovating and seeking to exploit new tools to tighten their control, with daunting implications for human rights.

This new environment requires specialist skills to respond. When we challenge the laws and practices that allow governments to censor individuals online or unlawfully interfere with their privacy, it is vital that we understand the mechanics of the Internet itself–and integrate this understanding in our analysis of the problem and solutions.

That’s why we’re so excited to be an official host for the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship.

We are seeking someone with the expert skill set to help shape our global response to human rights threats in the digital age.

Amnesty International’s work in this area builds on our decades of experience campaigning for fundamental human rights.

Our focus is on the new tools of control – that is the technical and legislative tools that governments are using to clamp down on opposition, restrict lawful expression and the free flow of information and unlawfully spy on private communications on a massive scale.

In 2015 we will be actively campaigning for an end to unlawful digital surveillance and for the protection of freedom of expression online in countries across the world.

Amnesty International has had many successes in tackling entrenched human rights violations. We know that as a global movement of more than 3 million members, supporters and activists in more than 150 countries and territories we can also help to protect the ideal of a free and open web. Our success will depend on building the technical skills and capacities that will keep us ahead of government efforts to do just the opposite.

Demonstrating expert leadership, the fellow will contribute their technical skills and experience to high-quality research reports and other public documents, as well as international advocacy and public campaigns.

If you are passionate about stopping the Internet from becoming a weapon that is used for state control at the expense of freedom, apply now to become a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow and join Amnesty International in the fight to take back control.

Apply to be a 2015 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow. Visit www.mozilla.org/advocacy.

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Doug Belshaw: Web Literacy Map 2.0 community calls

Mozilla planet - wo, 15/10/2014 - 15:00

To support the development of Web Literacy Map v2.0, we’re going to host some calls with the Mozilla community.

Dogs on phone

There is significant overlap between the sub-section of the community interested in the Web Literacy Map and the sub-section involved in the Badge Alliance working group on Digital/Web Literacies. It makes sense, therefore, to use the time between cycles of the Badge Alliance working group to focus on developing the Web Literacy Map.

Calls

We’ll have a series of seven community calls on the following dates. The links take you to the etherpad for that call.

Discussion

You can subscribe to a calendar for these calls at the link below:

Calendar: http://bit.ly/weblitmap2-calls

We’ll be using the #TeachTheWeb forum for asynchronous discussion. I do hope you’ll be able to join us!

Questions? Comments? Direct them to @dajbelshaw / doug@mozillafoundation.org

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Game in Your Browser With Humble Mozilla Bundle - Tom's Guide

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 13:41

Tech Times

Game in Your Browser With Humble Mozilla Bundle
Tom's Guide
If you've always wanted to game like the big boys but don't have the console, platform or space in your computer to do so, an upcoming Firefox goodie could change all that. Mozilla today (Oct. 14) unleashed its first Humble Bundle, giving you an 8-pack ...
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Mozilla will make Firefox 34 immune to POODLE, releases fix for older versions - BetaNews

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 12:30

BetaNews

Mozilla will make Firefox 34 immune to POODLE, releases fix for older versions
BetaNews
Firefox is one of the vulnerable ones. To address this issue, Mozilla reveals that the upcoming version -- Firefox 34, to be exact -- will feature code which makes it immune to the POODLE attack. For those who use lesser versions of the open-source ...
Mozilla to disable encryption feature in next Firefox browser due to 'Poodle' bugFinancial Express

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Mozilla will make Firefox 34 immune to POODLE, releases fix for older versions - BetaNews

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 12:30

BetaNews

Mozilla will make Firefox 34 immune to POODLE, releases fix for older versions
BetaNews
Firefox is one of the vulnerable ones. To address this issue, Mozilla reveals that the upcoming version -- Firefox 34, to be exact -- will feature code which makes it immune to the POODLE attack. For those who use lesser versions of the open-source ...
Mozilla to disable encryption feature in next Firefox browser due to 'Poodle' bugFinancial Express
Mozilla to disable encryption feature in next Firefox browser due to ''Poodle ...Zee News

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Mozilla biedt goedkoper alternatief voor Chromecast - Clickx.be

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 12:20

Mozilla biedt goedkoper alternatief voor Chromecast
Clickx.be
De Matchstick is ontwikkeld in samenwerking met Mozilla en draait dan ook op het open source besturingssysteem Firefox OS. Deze dongle stelt je net als zijn concurrenten in staat muziek, games, video's naar je tv te streamen vanaf je smartphone, tablet ...

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Software-update: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.2.0 - Tweakers

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 11:47

Software-update: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.2.0
Tweakers
De Mozilla Thunderbird logo (90 pix) Mozilla Foundation heeft versie 31.2.0 van Thunderbird uitgebracht. Mozilla Thunderbird is een opensourceclient voor e-mail en nieuwsgroepen, met features als ondersteuning voor verschillende mail- en newsaccounts, ...

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Robert Nyman: How to become efficient at e-mail

Mozilla planet - wo, 15/10/2014 - 11:21

For many years I’ve constantly been receiving hundreds of e-mails every day. A lot of them work-related, a number of them personal. And I’ve never seen this is an issue, since I have an approach that works for me.

Many people complain that e-mail is broken, but I think it’s a great communication form. I can deal with it when I feel I have the time and can get back to people when it suits me. If I need to concentrate on something else, I won’t let it interrupt my flow – just have notifications off/e-mail closed/don’t read it, and then get to it while you can.

Your miles might, and will, vary, of course, but here are the main things that have proven to work very well for me.

Deal with it

When you open up your Inbox with all new e-mail, deal with it. Now and then. Because having seen the e-mail, maybe even glanced at some of the contents beyond the subjects as well, I believe it has already reserved a mental part of your brain. You’ll keep on thinking about it till you actually deal with it.

In some cases, naturally it’s good to ponder your reply, but mostly, just go with your knowledge and act on it. Some things are easiest to deal with directly, some need a follow-up later on (more on that in Flags and Filters below).

Flags

Utilize different flags for various actions you want. Go through your Inbox directly, reply to the e-mails or flag them accordingly. It doesn’t have to be Inbox Zero or similar, but just that you know and are on top of each and every e-mail.

These are the flags/labels I use:

This needs action
Meaning, I need to act on this: that could be replying, checking something out, contact someone else before I know more etc
Watch this
No need for an immediate action, but watch and follow up on this and see what it happens. Good for things when you never got a reply from people and need to remind them
Reference
No need to act, no need to watch it. But it is plausible that this topic and discussion might come up in the future, so file it just for reference.

The rest of it is Throw away. No need to act, watch or file it? Get rid of it.

Filters

Getting e-mails from the same sender/on the same topic on a regular basis? Set up a filter. This way you can have the vast majority of e-mail already sorted for you, bypassing the Inbox directly.

Make them go into predefined folders (or Gmail labels) per sender/topic. That way you can see in the structure that you have unread e-mails from, say, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Netflix, Facebook, British Airways etc. Or e-mails from your manager or the CEO. Or e-mail sent to the team mailing list, company branch or all of the company. And then deal with it when you have the time.

Gmail also has this nice feature of choosing to only show labels in the left hand navigation if they have unread e-mails in them, making it even easier to see where you’ve got new e-mails.

Let me stress that this is immensely useful, drastically reducing which e-mails you need to manually filter and decide an action for.

Acknowledge people

If you have a busy period when replying properly is hard, still make sure to take the time to acknowledge people. Reply, say that you’ve seen their e-mail and that you will get back to them as soon as you have a chance.

They took the time to write to you, and they respect the common decency of a reply.

Unsubscribe

How many newsletters or information e-mails are you getting that you don’t really care about? Maybe on a monthly basis, so it’s annoying, but not annoying enough? Apply the above suggestion filters with them or, even better, start unsubscribing from crap you don’t want.

Get to know your e-mail client

Whether you use an e-mail client, Gmail or similar, make sure to learn its features. Keyboard shortcuts, filters and any way you can customize it to make you more efficient.

For instance, I’ve set up keyboard shortcuts for the above mentioned flags and for moving e-mails into pre-defined folders. Makes the manual part of dealing with e-mail really fast.

Summing up

E-mail doesn’t have to be bad. On the contrary, it can be extremely powerful and efficient if you just make the effort to streamline the process and use it for you, not against you.

E-mails aren’t a problem, they’re an opportunity.

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Nieuwe Humble Mozilla Bundle biedt pc-games in browser aan - Tweakers

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 09:27

Nieuwe Humble Mozilla Bundle biedt pc-games in browser aan
Tweakers
Alle games in de nieuwe Humble Mozilla Bundle kunnen in ieder geval deels in de browser worden gespeeld. De broncode is daartoe via de Emscripten-compiler naar Asm.js gecompileerd. De games kunnen overigens ook gewoon worden gedownload.

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 33.0 for Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows - NDTV

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 09:02

NDTV

Mozilla Releases Firefox 33.0 for Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows
NDTV
Mozilla has updated its Firefox browser for both mobile (Android) and desktop (Linux, Mac, Windows) platforms, bringing it to version 33.0. The update adds some new features to revamp the video streaming and viewing experience for users, apart from ...
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Mozilla to disable encryption feature in next Firefox browser due to ''Poodle ... - Zee News

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 06:46

Zee News

Mozilla to disable encryption feature in next Firefox browser due to ''Poodle ...
Zee News
Mozilla said it will disable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption in the latest version of its Firefox web browser that will be released on Nov. 25 after a security bug called "Poodle" was discovered in a web encryption technology. "By exploiting this ...
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Mozilla to disable encryption feature in next Firefox browser due to 'Poodle' bug - Financial Express

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 15/10/2014 - 06:18

Financial Express

Mozilla to disable encryption feature in next Firefox browser due to 'Poodle' bug
Financial Express
Mozilla said it will disable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption in the latest version of its Firefox web browser. SummaryMozilla also said that Firefox 35 will support a generic Transport Layer Security downgrade protection mechanism called SCSV.
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Kent James: Thunderbird Summit in Toronto to Plan a Viable Future

Mozilla planet - wo, 15/10/2014 - 06:17

On Wednesday, October 15 through Saturday, October 19, 2014, the Thunderbird core contributors (about 20 people in total) are gathering at the Mozilla offices in Toronto, Ontario for a key summit to plan a viable future for Thunderbird. The first two days are project work days, but on Friday, October 18 we will be meeting all day as a group to discuss how we can overcome various obstacles that threaten the continuing viability of Thunderbird as a project. This is an open Summit for all interested parties. Remote participation or viewing of Friday group sessions is possible, beginning at 9:30 AM EDT (6:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time)  using the same channels as the regular weekly Thunderbird status meetings.

Video Instructions: See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/StatusMeetings for details.

Overall Summit Description and Agenda: See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Summit_2014

Feel free to join in if you are interested in the future of Thunderbird.

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Kent James: Thunderbird Summit in Toronto to Plan a Viable Future

Thunderbird - wo, 15/10/2014 - 06:17

On Wednesday, October 15 through Saturday, October 19, 2014, the Thunderbird core contributors (about 20 people in total) are gathering at the Mozilla offices in Toronto, Ontario for a key summit to plan a viable future for Thunderbird. The first two days are project work days, but on Friday, October 18 we will be meeting all day as a group to discuss how we can overcome various obstacles that threaten the continuing viability of Thunderbird as a project. This is an open Summit for all interested parties. Remote participation or viewing of Friday group sessions is possible, beginning at 9:30 AM EDT (6:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time)  using the same channels as the regular weekly Thunderbird status meetings.

Video Instructions: See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/StatusMeetings for details.

Overall Summit Description and Agenda: See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Summit_2014

Feel free to join in if you are interested in the future of Thunderbird.

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