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Firefox OS likely to face HTML5, Boot-to-Gecko process attacks

Trend Micro predicts where hackers will look for weak points in the mobile OS.

Jolla's first Sailfish-based smartphone

New smartphone OSes take baby steps forward

Newcomers Firefox, Ubuntu, Sailfish and Tizen won't challenge Android's dominance anytime soon, but can still survive, according to analysts

Following Google's lead, Mozilla considers rejecting long-lived digital certificates

Mozilla is considering the possibility of rejecting as invalid SSL certificates issued after July 1, 2012, with a validity period of more than 60 months. Google already made the decision to block such certificates in Chrome starting early next year.

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Chrome challenges Firefox, may become No. 2 browser

Mozilla's Firefox browser has lost more than 11 percent of its user share in the last two months, giving Google's Chrome another shot at replacing it as the world's No. 2 browser, according to new data.

Mozilla to ship 'Metro-ized' Firefox Dec. 10

Mozilla will launch Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface in mid-December, more than a year after the operating system's launch, according to the open-source developer's planning documents.

ZTE's Firefox OS smartphone available soon on eBay in the U.S. and U.K.

The Firefox OS used in the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone, is touted as a better alternative for low-end smartphones.

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The blink tag is finally dead, killed off by Firefox 23

Firefox 23 launched Tuesday, complete with a new "share" button and a number of useful security updates. But it also finally killed off the "blink" tag, an annoying staple of the Web's early days.

Firefox, Chrome strengthen in-browser debugging

Mozilla and Google have updated their browsers with features to help developers more effectively write and debug their websites.

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Browser privacy tools still lack bite, security analysts say

Browser vendors continue to implement privacy in a half-hearted way, with Internet Explorer's default use of cookie ‘do not track' technology being the best of a weak job, a new assessment by NSS Labs has argued.

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Hackers use bogus Chrome, Firefox extensions to pilfer social media accounts

Trend Micro has found two malicious browser extensions that hijack Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts.