Mozilla Ships Firefox 96

Mozilla today released the latest version of its flagship web browser, Firefox 96, adding several new features and fixes. New features include: Significant improvements in noise suppression and auto-gain-control as well as slight improvements in echo-cancellation to provide users with a better overall audio experience. Significantly reduced main-thread load. Firefox…

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Linux Mint Announces Mozilla Partnership

Linux Mint announced that it will keep Mozilla Firefox as its distribution’s default web browser, but with some major changes. It describes the deal as a “commercial and technical partnership.” “Linux Mint signed a new partnership with Mozilla,” the announcement post explains. “It’s a real pleasure for us to join…

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Brave Now Has Over 50 Million Users

Brave announced today that its flagship web browser surpassed over 50 million monthly active users by the end of 2021, hitting its publicly stated usage goal. “Passing 50 million users is a tremendous milestone for our company,” Brave CEO and co-founder Brenden Eich said. “It is also a powerful confirmation…

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Vivaldi Comes to Android Automotive

Vivaldi announced that it is the first company to bring its web browser to Android Automotive, in this case via the Polestar 2 electric car. “Vivaldi just became the first browser on Android Automotive OS—and one of the first full-featured browsers available in cars—breaking new ground and dropping an early…

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DuckDuckGo Previews Desktop Web Browser

Fans of DuckDuckGo are probably familiar with the company’s mobile web browser, but there’s a desktop version coming in 2022 too. And DuckDuckGo just offered a short preview in a post highlighting its privacy accomplishments over the past year. “Like we’ve done on mobile, DuckDuckGo for desktop will redefine user…

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Vivaldi: Microsoft is Up To Its Old Tricks Again

Indie web browser maker Vivaldi has publicly lashed out at Microsoft’s user-hostile and potentially illegal behavior with Microsoft Edge. “Vivaldi is not afraid of competing on a level playing field,” Vivaldi founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner wrote this past weekend. “Why is Microsoft?” Mr. von Tetzchner is referring, of…

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Firefox 95 Arrives with RLBox Security Feature

Mozilla has announced the immediate availability of Firefox 95, which adds a security feature called RLBox across all platforms. “In Firefox 95, we’re shipping a novel sandboxing technology called RLBox that makes it easy and efficient to isolate sub-components to make the browser more secure,” Mozilla’s Bobby Holley explains. “This…

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Microsoft Steps Back From the Default Browser Cliff

With bad news at Microsoft Edge arriving almost daily, many were ready to give up on Microsoft’s web browser. But here’s a bit of good news for a change: in the latest Windows 11 test build, Microsoft has added back a button that lets you choose a default web browser…

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Vivaldi 5.0 Arrives on Desktop, Android

Vivaldi has announced the latest major update to its flagship web browser on Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android. On desktop, Vivaldi 5.0 adds Shareable themes, Translate Panel with automatic translations, and more. And on Android, Vivaldi comes with two rows of tabs, as with the desktop version, a first on…

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