Category Archives: Networking

What's in the latest Firefox update? 93 improves SmartBlock, debuts sponsored search suggestions

What’s in the latest Firefox update? 93 improves SmartBlock, debuts sponsored search suggestions Mozilla this week updated Firefox to version 93, which now blocks downloads over insecure connections, improves the browser’s anti-tracking prowess and introduces Firefox Suggest, the newest way the company will try to earn revenue. The organization’s security engineers also patched seven […]

What's in the latest Firefox update? 91 nixes more cookies, gives nod to HTTPS by default

What’s in the latest Firefox update? 91 nixes more cookies, gives nod to HTTPS by default Mozilla on Tuesday refreshed Firefox to version 91, enhancing its cookie-clearing to more thoroughly scrub the browser of trackers, and beginning to make the HTTPS-only setting the default, starting with Private Windows. The organization’s security engineers also patched […]

What's in the latest Firefox update? 90 unblocks Facebook sign-ins, updates in background

What’s in the latest Firefox update? 90 unblocks Facebook sign-ins, updates in background Mozilla on Tuesday bumped Firefox to version 90, launching an enhanced version of its anti-tracking technology that allows exceptions for logging in to sites with the user’s Facebook credentials. The outfit’s engineers also patched nine vulnerabilities, five tagged as “High,” Firefox’s second-most-serious […]

What's in the latest Firefox update? 89 debuts UI overhaul, Mozilla hopes to win back defectors

What’s in the latest Firefox update? 89 debuts UI overhaul, Mozilla hopes to win back defectors Mozilla on Tuesday upgraded Firefox to version 89, debuting a new look that the company said is “designed to win you back” to the open-source browser. The organization’s engineers also patched nine vulnerabilities, two of those labeled “High,” […]

Apple, Earthlink and the digital transformation of everything

Apple, Earthlink and the digital transformation of everything Can you imagine life without the internet? Yet, 23 years ago when Apple introduced the iMac, internet access was expensive and unreliable. Even so, then-CEO Steve Jobs was among the first to see that connectivity should be baked inside the product that you got. This is […]

What's in the latest Firefox update? 88 stymies shifty JavaScript tracker

What’s in the latest Firefox update? 88 stymies shifty JavaScript tracker Mozilla this week refreshed Firefox by releasing version 88, adding yet another anti-tracking defense, this one set up to stymie abuses of the JavaScript variable window.name. The company’s developers also patched 13 vulnerabilities, five of them labeled “High,” Firefox’s second-most-serious label. “We presume […]

What's in the latest Chrome update? Default to HTTPS, focused links

What’s in the latest Chrome update? Default to HTTPS, focused links Google last week released Chrome 90, which gives preference to using encrypted connections to websites, lets users craft links that pinpoint selected text, and supports an open-source codec optimized for videoconferencing. The Mountain View, Calif. search giant also paid out more than $54,000 […]