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Brave (BAT) meest gedownloade Android Browser in Japan - BTC Nieuws

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Brave (BAT) meest gedownloade Android Browser in Japan  BTC Nieuws

Afgelopen maand was webbrowser Brave de meest gedownloade webbrowser in Japan. De statistieken komen van AppBrain, een website die ...

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Firefox begint deze maand met uitrol van dns-over-https - Tweakers

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Firefox begint deze maand met uitrol van dns-over-https  Tweakers

Firefox begint met de uitrol van dns-over-https voor Amerikaanse gebruikers. Dns-queries worden in de browser voortaan omgeleid en versleuteld via ...

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Nieuwe beveiligingsupdate van Firefox kan ook nadelig zijn - VPNgids

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Nieuwe beveiligingsupdate van Firefox kan ook nadelig zijn  VPNgids

Mozilla kondigde op 6 september aan dat de Firefox webbrowser later deze maand een update zal krijgen. Bij de update zal “DoH” de nieuwe standaard ...

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Verbeterde volgbeveiliging in Firefox 69, volgt u nog? - Computable

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Verbeterde volgbeveiliging in Firefox 69, volgt u nog?  Computable

Veel bedrijfsprocessen staan of vallen bij het kunnen volgen van gebruikers. Inmiddels is het kat-en-muis-spelletje al sinds het begin van de jaren 0 aan de ...

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Software-update: Mozilla Thunderbird 60.9.0 - Computer - Downloads - Tweakers

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Software-update: Mozilla Thunderbird 60.9.0 - Computer - Downloads  Tweakers

Ondanks dat niet zo lang geleden versie 68.0 van Thunderbird verschenen is, heeft de Mozilla Foundation nog een update uit de 60.x serie uitgebracht. Mozilla ...

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What’s next in making Encrypted DNS-over-HTTPS the Default

Mozilla Futurereleases - vr, 06/09/2019 - 20:10

In 2017, Mozilla began working on the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol, and since June 2018 we’ve been running experiments in Firefox to ensure the performance and user experience are great. We’ve also been surprised and excited by the more than 70,000 users who have already chosen on their own to explicitly enable DoH in Firefox Release edition. We are close to releasing DoH in the USA, and we have a few updates to share.

After many experiments, we’ve demonstrated that we have a reliable service whose performance is good, that we can detect and mitigate key deployment problems, and that most of our users will benefit from the greater protections of encrypted DNS traffic. We feel confident that enabling DoH by default is the right next step. When DoH is enabled, users will be notified and given the opportunity to opt out.

This post includes results of our latest experiment, configuration recommendations for systems administrators and parental controls providers, and our plans for enabling DoH for some users in the USA.

Results of our Latest Experiment

Our latest DoH experiment was designed to help us determine how we could deploy DoH, honor enterprise configuration and respect user choice about parental controls.

We had a few key learnings from the experiment.

  • We found that OpenDNS’ parental controls and Google’s safe-search feature were rarely configured by Firefox users in the USA. In total, 4.3% of users in the study used OpenDNS’ parental controls or safe-search. Surprisingly, there was little overlap between users of safe-search and OpenDNS’ parental controls. As a result, we’re reaching out to parental controls operators to find out more about why this might be happening.
  • We found 9.2% of users triggered one of our split-horizon heuristics. The heuristics were triggered in two situations: when websites were accessed whose domains had non-public suffixes, and when domain lookups returned both public and private (RFC 1918) IP addresses. There was also little overlap between users of our split-horizon heuristics, with only 1% of clients triggering both heuristics.
Moving Forward

Now that we have these results, we want to tell you about the approach we have settled on to address managed networks and parental controls. At a high level, our plan is to:

  • Respect user choice for opt-in parental controls and disable DoH if we detect them;
  • Respect enterprise configuration and disable DoH unless explicitly enabled by enterprise configuration; and
  • Fall back to operating system defaults for DNS when split horizon configuration or other DNS issues cause lookup failures.

We’re planning to deploy DoH in “fallback” mode; that is, if domain name lookups using DoH fail or if our heuristics are triggered, Firefox will fall back and use the default operating system DNS. This means that for the minority of users whose DNS lookups might fail because of split horizon configuration, Firefox will attempt to find the correct address through the operating system DNS.

In addition, Firefox already detects that parental controls are enabled in the operating system, and if they are in effect, Firefox will disable DoH. Similarly, Firefox will detect whether enterprise policies have been set on the device and will disable DoH in those circumstances. If an enterprise policy explicitly enables DoH, which we think would be awesome, we will also respect that. If you’re a system administrator interested in how to configure enterprise policies, please find documentation here. If you find any bugs, please report them here.

Options for Providers of Parental Controls

We’re also working with providers of parental controls, including ISPs, to add a canary domain to their blocklists. This helps us in situations where the parental controls operate on the network rather than an individual computer. If Firefox determines that our canary domain is blocked, this will indicate that opt-in parental controls are in effect on the network, and Firefox will disable DoH automatically. If you are a provider of parental controls, details are available here. Please reach out to us for more information at We’re also interested in connecting with commercial blocklist providers, in the US and internationally.

This canary domain is intended for use in cases where users have opted in to parental controls. We plan to revisit the use of this heuristic over time, and we will be paying close attention to how the canary domain is adopted. If we find that it is being abused to disable DoH in situations where users have not explicitly opted in, we will revisit our approach.

Plans for Enabling DoH Protections by Default

We plan to gradually roll out DoH in the USA starting in late September. Our plan is to start slowly enabling DoH for a small percentage of users while monitoring for any issues before enabling for a larger audience. If this goes well, we will let you know when we’re ready for 100% deployment. For the moment, we encourage enterprise administrators and parental control providers to check out our config documentation and get in touch with any questions.


The post What’s next in making Encrypted DNS-over-HTTPS the Default appeared first on Future Releases.

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ACME: De techniek achter SSL-certificaat-aanvragen | Nieuws - Personal Computer Magazine

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ACME: De techniek achter SSL-certificaat-aanvragen | Nieuws  Personal Computer Magazine

Wil je een SSL-certificaat aanvragen? Dat kan geheel automatisch dankzij Let's Encrypt en de achterliggende techniek ACME.

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Firefox blokkeert voortaan standaard trackingcookies -

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Firefox blokkeert voortaan standaard trackingcookies

Mozilla heeft Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) standaard ingeschakeld voor alle gebruikers in de nieuwste versie van zijn Firefox-browser. Daarmee.

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Mozilla voorlopig niet van plan om adblockers te beperken -

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Mozilla voorlopig niet van plan om adblockers te beperken

Mozilla is voorlopig niet van plan om adblockers voor Firefox te beperken, zo heeft het laten weten na ophef over aanpassingen die Google binnen Chrome wil ...

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Firefox 69 is uit en blokkeert standaard trackingcookies en cryptominers - Tweakers

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Firefox 69 is uit en blokkeert standaard trackingcookies en cryptominers  Tweakers

Mozilla heeft Firefox 69 uitgebracht en deze versie blokkeert standaard trackingcookies van derden en cryptominers. Een verbeterde bescherming tegen ...

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Today’s Firefox Blocks Third-Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptomining by Default

Mozilla Blog - di, 03/09/2019 - 15:00

Today, Firefox on desktop and Android will — by default — empower and protect all our users by blocking third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers. This milestone marks a major step in our multi-year effort to bring stronger, usable privacy protections to everyone using Firefox.

Firefox’s Enhanced Tracking Protection gives users more control

For today’s release, Enhanced Tracking Protection will automatically be turned on by default for all users worldwide as part of the ‘Standard’ setting in the Firefox browser and will block known “third-party tracking cookies” according to the Disconnect list. We first enabled this default feature for new users in June 2019. As part of this journey we rigorously tested, refined, and ultimately landed on a new approach to anti-tracking that is core to delivering on our promise of privacy and security as central aspects of your Firefox experience.

Currently over 20% of Firefox users have Enhanced Tracking Protection on. With today’s release, we expect to provide protection for 100% of ours users by default. Enhanced Tracking Protection works behind-the-scenes to keep a company from forming a profile of you based on their tracking of your browsing behavior across websites — often without your knowledge or consent. Those profiles and the information they contain may then be sold and used for purposes you never knew or intended. Enhanced Tracking Protection helps to mitigate this threat and puts you back in control of your online experience.

You’ll know when Enhanced Tracking Protection is working when you visit a site and see a shield icon in the address bar:


When you see the shield icon, you should feel safe that Firefox is blocking thousands of companies from your online activity.

For those who want to see which companies we block, you can click on the shield icon, go to the Content Blocking section, then Cookies. It should read Blocking Tracking Cookies. Then, click on the arrow on the right hand side, and you’ll see the companies listed as third party cookies that Firefox has blocked:

If you want to turn off blocking for a specific site, click on the Turn off Blocking for this Site button.

Protecting users’ privacy beyond tracking cookies

Cookies are not the only entities that follow you around on the web, trying to use what’s yours without your knowledge or consent. Cryptominers, for example, access your computer’s CPU, ultimately slowing it down and draining your battery, in order to generate cryptocurrency — not for yours but someone else’s benefit. We introduced the option to block cryptominers in previous versions of Firefox Nightly and Beta and are including it in the ‘Standard Mode‘ of your Content Blocking preferences as of today.

Another type of script that you may not want to run in your browser are Fingerprinting scripts. They harvest a snapshot of your computer’s configuration when you visit a website. The snapshot can then also be used to track you across the web, an issue that has been present for years. To get protection from fingerprinting scripts Firefox users can turn on ‘Strict Mode.’ In a future release, we plan to turn fingerprinting protections on by default.

Also in today’s Firefox release

To see what else is new or what we’ve changed in today’s release, you can check out our release notes.

Check out and download the latest version of Firefox available here.

The post Today’s Firefox Blocks Third-Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptomining by Default appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

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Mozilla verlaagt energiegebruik Firefox 70 op macOS met factor drie - Tweakers

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Mozilla verlaagt energiegebruik Firefox 70 op macOS met factor drie  Tweakers

Een Mozilla-werknemer laat weten dat de nieuwste Firefox-Nightly voor macOS tot drie keer minder energie gebruikt dankzij de overstap naar een andere ...

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Chris Beard legt functie van CEO bij Mozilla neer - Dutch IT-channel

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Chris Beard legt functie van CEO bij Mozilla neer  Dutch IT-channel

Chris Beard legt zijn functie als CEO bij Mozilla eind dit jaar neer. Het is niet bekend via Beard opvolgt.

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Ceo Mozilla stopt eind dit jaar - IT Pro - Nieuws - Tweakers

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Ceo Mozilla stopt eind dit jaar - IT Pro - Nieuws  Tweakers

De ceo van Mozilla, Chris Beard, stapt eind dit jaar op. Dat heeft hij zelf bekendgemaakt. De browserbouwer gaat op zoek naar een vervanger. Als het bedrijf die ...

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Software-update: Pale Moon 28.7.0 - Computer - Downloads - Tweakers

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Software-update: Pale Moon 28.7.0 - Computer - Downloads  Tweakers

Versie 28.7 van Pale Moon is uitgekomen. Deze webbrowser is ooit begonnen als een fork van Mozilla Firefox. Door optimalisaties voor moderne hardware en ...

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Thank you, Chris

Mozilla Blog - do, 29/08/2019 - 15:15

Thank you, Chris.

Chris Beard has been Mozilla Corporation’s CEO for 5 and a half years. Chris has announced 2019 will be his last year in this role. I want to thank Chris from the bottom of my heart for everything he has done for Mozilla. He has brought Mozilla enormous benefits — new ideas, new capabilities, new organizational approaches. As CEO Chris has put us on a new and better path. Chris’ tenure has seen the development of important organization capabilities and given us a much stronger foundation on which to build. This includes reinvigorating our flagship web browser Firefox to be once again a best-in-class product. It includes recharging our focus on meeting the online security and privacy needs facing people today. And it includes expanding our product offerings beyond the browser to include a suite of privacy and security-focused products and services from Facebook Container and Enhanced Tracking Protection to Firefox Monitor.

Chris will remain an advisor to the board. We recognize some people may think these words are a formula and have no deep meaning. We think differently. Chris is a true “Mozillian.” He has been devoted to Mozilla for the last 15 years, and has brought this dedication to many different roles at Mozilla. When Chris left Mozilla to join Greylock as an “executive-in-residence” in 2013, he remained an advisor to Mozilla Corporation. That was an important relationship, and Chris and I were in contact when it started to become clear that Chris could be the right CEO for MoCo. So over the coming years I expect to work with Chris on mission-related topics. And I’ll consider myself lucky to do so.

One of the accomplishments of Chris’ tenure is the strength and depth of Mozilla Corporation today. The team is strong. Our organization is strong, and our future full of opportunities. It is precisely the challenges of today’s world, and Mozilla’s opportunities to improve online life, that bring so many of us to Mozilla. I personally remain deeply focused on Mozilla. I’ll be here during Chris’ tenure, and I’ll be here after his tenure ends. I’m committed to Mozilla, and to making serious contributions to improving online life and developing new technical capabilities that are good for people.

Chris will remain as CEO during the transition. We will continue to develop the work on our new engagement model, our focus on privacy and user agency. To ensure continuity, I will increase my involvement in Mozilla Corporation’s internal activities. I will be ready to step in as interim CEO should the need arise.

The Board has retained Tuck Rickards of the recruiting firm Russell Reynolds for this search. We are confident that Tuck and team understand that Mozilla products and technology bring our mission to life, and that we are deeply different than other technology companies. We’ll say more about the search as we progress.

The internet stands at an inflection point today. Mozilla has the opportunity to make significant contributions to a better internet. This is why we exist, and it’s a key time to keep doing more. We offer heartfelt thanks to Chris for leading us to this spot, and for leading the rejuvenation of Mozilla Corporation so that we are fit for this purpose, and determined to address big issues.

Mozilla’s greatest strength is the people who respond to our mission and step forward to take on the challenge of building a better internet and online life. Chris is a shining example of this. I wish Chris the absolute best in all things.

I’ll close by stating a renewed determination to find ways for everyone who seeks safe, humane and exciting online experiences to help create this better world.

The post Thank you, Chris appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

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My Next Chapter

Mozilla Blog - do, 29/08/2019 - 15:15

Earlier this morning I shared the news internally that – while I’ve been a Mozillian for 15 years so far, and plan to be for many more years – this will be my last year as CEO.

When I returned to Mozilla just over five years ago, it was during a particularly tumultuous time in our history. Looking back it’s amazing to reflect on how far we’ve come, and I am so incredibly proud of all that our teams have accomplished over the years.

Today our products, technology and policy efforts are stronger and more resonant in the market than ever, and we have built significant new organizational capabilities and financial strength to fuel our work. From our new privacy-forward product strategy to initiatives like the State of the Internet we’re ready to seize the tremendous opportunity and challenges ahead to ensure we’re doing even more to put people in control of their connected lives and shape the future of the internet for the public good.

In short, Mozilla is an exceptionally better place today, and we have all the fundamentals in place for continued positive momentum for years to come.

It’s with that backdrop that I made the decision that it’s time for me to take a step back and start my own next chapter. This is a good place to recruit our next CEO and for me to take a meaningful break and recharge before considering what’s next for me. It may be a cliché — but I’ll embrace it — as I’m also looking forward to spending more time with my family after a particularly intense but gratifying tour of duty.

However, I’m not wrapping up today or tomorrow, but at year’s end. I’m absolutely committed to ensuring that we sustain the positive momentum we have built. Mitchell Baker and I are working closely together with our Board of Directors to ensure leadership continuity and a smooth transition. We are conducting a search for my successor and I will continue to serve as CEO through that transition. If the search goes beyond the end of the year, Mitchell will step in as interim CEO if necessary, to ensure we don’t miss a beat. And I will stay engaged for the long-term as advisor to both Mitchell and the Board, as I’ve done before.

I am grateful to have had this opportunity to serve Mozilla again, and to Mitchell for her trust and partnership in building this foundation for the future.

Over the coming months I’m excited to share with you the new products, technology and policy work that’s in development now. I am more confident than ever that Mozilla’s brightest days are yet to come.

The post My Next Chapter appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

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EFF en Mozilla vragen Venmo om transacties privé te maken -

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EFF en Mozilla vragen Venmo om transacties privé te maken

De Amerikaanse burgerrechtenbeweging EFF en softwareontwikkelaar Mozilla hebben PayPals betaaldienst Venmo in een open brief gevraagd om financiële ...

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This Week In Rust: This Week in Rust 301

Mozilla planet - di, 27/08/2019 - 06:00

Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust! Rust is a systems language pursuing the trifecta: safety, concurrency, and speed. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @ThisWeekInRust or send us a pull request. Want to get involved? We love contributions.

This Week in Rust is openly developed on GitHub. If you find any errors in this week's issue, please submit a PR.

Updates from Rust Community News & Blog Posts Crate of the Week

This week's crate is include_flate, a variant of include_bytes!/include_str with compile-time DEFLATE compression and runtime lazy decompression.

Thanks to Willi Kappler for the suggestion!

Submit your suggestions and votes for next week!

Call for Participation

Always wanted to contribute to open-source projects but didn't know where to start? Every week we highlight some tasks from the Rust community for you to pick and get started!

Some of these tasks may also have mentors available, visit the task page for more information.

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If you are a Rust project owner and are looking for contributors, please submit tasks here.

Updates from Rust Core

221 pull requests were merged in the last week

Approved RFCs

Changes to Rust follow the Rust RFC (request for comments) process. These are the RFCs that were approved for implementation this week:

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Every week the team announces the 'final comment period' for RFCs and key PRs which are reaching a decision. Express your opinions now.

RFCs Tracking Issues & PRs New RFCs

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Quote of the Week

Just as Bruce Lee practiced Jeet Kune Do, the style of all styles, Rust is not bound to any one paradigm. Instead of trying to put it into an existing box, it's best to just feel it out. Rust isn't Haskell and it's not C. It has aspects in common with each and it has traits unique to itself.

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