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Mozilla to shut down Persona unified password service

Mozilla said it plans to shut down Persona, a system designed to let people use a single login across many websites.

Mozilla hastily backpedals on SHA-1 ban after impact larger than thought

The impact of Mozilla's decision to depreciate SHA-1 at the start of 2016 with the release of Firefox 43 turned out to be larger than it anticipated. As a result, Mozilla hastily released an update on Wednesday that re-enabled support for SHA-1 certificates.

64-bit Firefox 43 finally comes to Windows

Mozilla yesterday moved Firefox 43 into the stable channel, releasing it for use to the general public. The biggest highlight is probably the release of the 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows.

Acadine undeterred in efforts to develop Firefox OS-based mobile operating system

Acadine Technologies is not letting Mozilla's decision to stop selling Firefox OS smartphones through carriers slow down its plan to its offer its H5OS mobile operating system based on the Firefox OS, reported CNET.

Mozilla to stop selling Firefox phones, might use OS in IoT devices

Mozilla has decided to stop selling Firefox smartphones through carriers, according to Ari Jaaksi, senior vice president of connected devices at Mozilla.

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.

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

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 zero-days exposed after compromise of privileged account

An unknown attacker was able to make away with a veritable treasure trove of security flaws after compromising a privileged Mozilla account to gain unauthorized access to the company's Bugzilla bug tracker tool.