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Firefox 69 Gearing Up For Release With Linux Performance Improvements

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Firefox 69.0 is set to be officially released tomorrow but for those eager to upgrade the release binaries have now hit their FTP server.

Firefox 69 isn't the most exciting Mozilla web browser update in recent times but we've found it to at least provide better Linux performance for Firefox both out-of-the-box and when making use of the WebRender code path.

Other changes for Firefox 69.0 are mostly catering to macOS and Windows platform specific changes though one visible alteration is that Adobe Flash content will now always ask users before activating Flash content on a web page.

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Mozilla Firefox 69 Is Now Available to Download for Linux

  • Mozilla Firefox 69 Is Now Available to Download for Linux, Windows, and macOS

    A day ahead of its official release, the Firefox 69.0 open-source and cross-platform web browser is now available to download for all supported systems from Mozilla's FTP servers.
    Almost two months in the works, the Mozilla Firefox 69.0 web browser is slated for release on Tuesday, September 3rd, but Mozilla already uploaded the final binaries for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, along with the source code, on its download servers.

    Firefox 69.0 isn't currently available through OTA (Over-the-Air) updates, so if you want to be one of the first to install it or update your existing installation, you can download Firefox 69.0 for GNU/Linux, Windows, and macOS right now from our free software portal or directly from Mozilla's FTP servers by clicking the link above.

Firefox 69 is Now Available to Download

  • Firefox 69 is Now Available to Download

    Firefox 69 is a modest release on the features front, with its most notable improvements reserved solely for those using the browser on macOS and Windows systems.

    For instance, Firefox 69 will use the energy-efficient GPU for WebGL content on MacBooks that have dual graphics cards, which will help improve battery life while using the browser.

69.0 Firefox Release

  • 69.0Firefox Release

    As of today, Enhanced Tracking Protection will be turned on by default, strengthening the security and privacy for all of our users around the world. We'd like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox.

Today’s Firefox Blocks Third-Party Tracking Cookies

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

    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.

Firefox 69 — a tale of Resize Observer, microtasks, CSS

  • Firefox 69 — a tale of Resize Observer, microtasks, CSS, and DevTools

    For our latest excellent adventure, we’ve gone and cooked up a new Firefox release. Version 69 features a number of nice new additions including JavaScript public instance fields, the Resize Observer and Microtask APIs, CSS logical overflow properties (e.g. overflow-block), and @supports for selectors.

    We will also look at highlights from the raft of new debugging features in the Firefox 69 DevTools, including console message grouping, event listener breakpoints, and text label checks.

Recommended Extensions program—where to find the safest

  • Recommended Extensions program—where to find the safest, highest quality extensions for Firefox

    Extensions can add powerful customization features to Firefox—everything from ad blockers and tab organizers to enhanced privacy tools, password managers, and more.

    With thousands of extensions to choose from—either those available on (AMO) or self-hosted extensions listed on third-party websites—we know it can sometimes feel overwhelming trying to find good, trustworthy extensions. That’s why we created Recommended Extensions, a collection of curated extensions that meet our highest standards of security, utility and user experience.

Today in tortured tech analogies: Mozilla lets Firefox loose

  • Today in tortured tech analogies: Mozilla lets Firefox loose in the hen house, and by hen house, we mean the tracking cookie jar, er...

    Mozilla has declared that its latest Firefox browser will no longer allow third-party tracking cookies by default, pushing an existing limited-audience feature to all users.

    The so-called Enhanced Tracking Protection feature is being built into version 69 of the browser. It more or less implements an age-old feature of browser privacy add-ons, like Adblock Plus, and builds it into the core product.

    Mozilla aims to not only block tracking cookies, but beef up Firefox's existing Facebook Container anti-social-network feature, detect and block cryptomining malware, and stop browser fingerprinting scripts.

    Browser fingerprinting scripts, as the name suggests, take a snapshot of your browser, its customisation options and installed plugins, with a view to uniquely fingerprinting your device so your browsing habits can be profiled, tracked and ultimately turned into ad companies’ revenues.

    On top of that the browser will also let users block all autoplay videos – as opposed to just the noisy ones, as it does now.

Firefox 69.0 Released with Enhanced Tracking Protection

  • Firefox 69.0 Released with Enhanced Tracking Protection Enabled

    Mozilla Firefox 69.0 was released today. The new release rolls out stronger privacy protections by enabling Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) by default.

    Enhanced Tracking Protection blocks third-party sites from tracking cookies and cryptominers. There’s also optional strict setting blocks fingerprinters as well as the items blocked in the default standard setting.

Firefox 69 Web Browser Released. Download Now

  • Firefox 69 Web Browser Released. Download Now

    Firefox 69 Released with Default Tracking Protection Enabled.

    The famed open-source browser, Firefox lands its latest release 69 with some major privacy focused changes for its users.

Great News! Firefox 69 Blocks Third-Party Cookies

  • Great News! Firefox 69 Blocks Third-Party Cookies, Autoplay Videos & Cryptominers by Default

    If you’re using Mozilla Firefox and haven’t updated yet to the latest version, you are missing a lot of new and important features.

    To start with, Mozilla Firefox 69 enforces stronger security and privacy options by default. Here are some of the major highlights of the new release.

    A lot of websites offer auto-play videos nowadays. No matter whether it is a pop-up video or a video embedded in an article set to autoplay, it is blocked by default (or you may be prompted about it).

Firefox 69 Is Out with Enhanced Tracking Protection

  • Firefox 69 Is Out with Enhanced Tracking Protection for Better Privacy, Security

    Mozilla officially announced today the general availability of the Firefox 69 web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Android, Mac, and Windows, a major release that adds new features and improvements for a better browsing experience.
    One of the most important features of the Firefox 69 release is that the Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) functionality is now enabled by default for stronger security and privacy protections by automatically blocking third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers, as well as an optinal setting that also blocks fingerprinters. This feature is now available for Linux, macOS, Windows, and Android systems.

    Another new feature implemented by Mozilla in the Firefox 69 web browser is called Block Autoplay, which, as the name suggests, gives users the ability to block video content from automatically playing, wheather they are playing with sound or without. Moreover, Firefox 69 ships with a revamped “New Tab” page experience focused on Pocket’s content.

Mozilla Firefox 69 Is Available for All Supported Ubuntu Vers

  • Mozilla Firefox 69 Is Available for All Supported Ubuntu Releases, Update Now

    The recently released Mozilla Firefox 69 web browser is now available for download from the official software repositories of all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems.

    Mozilla officially launched the Firefox 69 web browser earlier this week with several new privacy and security features, such as the enablement of the Enhanced Tracking Protection by default to automatically block cryptominers, fingerprinters, and third-party tracking cookies.

    Firefox 69 also introduces a new Block Autoplay feature to automatically block video content from automatically playing, improves support for WebRTC conferencing services, and brings JIT support to ARM64 systems to improve the performance of Mozilla's JavaScript Optimizing JIT compiler.

Mozilla Firefox 70 Enters Development with Extended Dark Mode

  • Mozilla Firefox 70 Enters Development with Extended Dark Mode Support, New Logo

    With the Firefox 69 out the door, Mozilla has kicked off development of the next major Firefox release, version 70, which brings exciting new features and various improvements.
    The Mozilla Firefox 70 web browser is now in the works and it looks like it's already shaping up to be a great release that finally brings us the new logo Mozilla showcased earlier this summer. While Firefox 69 still ships with the old logo, after upgrading to Firefox 70, users will immediately notice the new logo on their desktop shortcut.

    Firefox 70 promises another revamp of the user interface on all platforms by extending the Dark Mode support to all built-in pages. What this means is that if you're using Dark Mode on your operating system, Firefox 70 will show all internal pages, including the preferences, in dark, as you can see from the screenshot gallery below.

    Furthermore, users will notice a new Welcome to Firefox screen on the New Tab page to more easily get started, an updated and re-organized Firefox Accounts toolbar menu that gives them faster access to account features and services, and a more efficient compositor was implemented for macOS users, which dramatically reduces power consumption on most Mac machines.

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