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Mozilla pushes Firefox mobile browser for iOS devices with features similar to desktop offering

Enterprises that recommend workers use Firefox for their PCs can now access that browser on iOS devices. Mozilla released a mobile version of its Firefox browser for Apple smartphones and tablets this week.

FCC dismisses petition to give 'Do Not Track' some teeth

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday dismissed a petition from rights group Consumer Watchdog to compel the likes of Google, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn to honor "Do Not Track" requests from consumers.

Microsoft mulls early ban of SHA-1 website certificates

Microsoft is considering bringing the end-of-life date for the SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm on its browser forward by half a year to June 2016, according to Kyle Pflug, a program manager of the Microsoft Edge team.

Firefox 42 delivers genuine private browsing with new Tracking Protection feature

Mozilla this week released a new version of its Firefox browser that promises to deliver genuine private browsing. Called "Tracking Protection," the new feature in Firefox 42 will fend off attempts by analytics trackers, ad networks and social media widgets that track users even when they enable private browsing on their browser of choice.

Firefox to drop support for older plug-ins by 2016

Firefox will no longer support most NSAPI plug-ins by the end of 2016, announced Mozilla in a blog post, as part of its strategy for disabling support for legacy plug-ins. The only exception will be Adobe Flash, though Mozilla will specifically work with Adobe to help ensure that the Flash experience is one that is stable and secure.x

Microsoft Edge loses grip on Windows 10

While Microsoft Edge saw a temporary boost with the launch of Windows 10 in July, its share of the browser market has slipped back down to around 12 percent, according to a new report from Quantcast.

Mozilla tests new private browsing feature, adds IM to Firefox

Firefox 41 for the desktop is now available, and offers a new native messaging capability called Firefox Hello. Since most businesses already have preferred video conferencing and IM tools, it's unlikely to make much headway in the enterprise. 

Mozilla quietly adds advertisements to Firefox

Despite initially putting the plan on hold last year, Mozilla has quietly launched a feature known as Suggested Tiles, a product that displays ads on preset tiles in the Firefox browser. This was spotted and reported on by ZDNet.

Firefox thumbs nose at Microsoft, redirects Cortana searches in Windows 10

If set as the default browser, Firefox 40 will redirect Cortana searches away from Bing to users' search engine of choice.

With Windows 10, a new salvo in the browser wars

Windows 10 shipped this week and with it a bevy of new apps from Microsoft. Chief among them is a replacement for the long derided Internet Explorer in the form of Edge. While the update to the baked-in browser is widely seen as an upgrade, users have found that an upgrade to Windows 10 will disregard the previous version's default browser and automatically institute Edge as Web surfing go-to.