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Glitch-pixel artist MAX CAPACITY was one of the Webmaker Fellows asked to explore creative learning with open tools. as seen in the remixable piece “TV People: Bad News for Bumtown” (2013).

Check out this cool article by Kat Braybrooke from Mozilla

Hello, World: Let’s (re)make networked art.

Reflections from the Mozilla Festival’s first #ARTOFWEB community on the radical potentials of open, cooperative practices of [and by] the web.

Also, an invitation.

Yahoo and Mozilla Partner to Bring Yahoo Search to Firefox

By Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve entered into a five-year partnership with Mozilla to make Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox across mobile and desktop. Mozilla is an inspirational industry leader who puts users first and focuses on building forward-leaning, compelling experiences. This is the most significant partnership for Yahoo in five years and we’re so proud that Mozilla has chosen us as their long-term partner in search. 

At Yahoo, we believe deeply in search – it’s an area of investment and opportunity for us. It’s also a key growth area for us - we’ve now seen 11 consecutive quarters of growth in our search revenue on an ex-TAC basis. This partnership helps to expand our reach in search and gives us an opportunity to work even more closely with Mozilla to find ways to innovate in search, communications, and digital content. I’m also excited about the long-term framework we developed with Mozilla for future product integrations and expansion into international markets.

Our teams worked closely with Mozilla to build a clean, modern, and immersive search experience that will launch first to Firefox’s U.S. users in December and then to all Yahoo users in early 2015. The interactive and integrated experience also better leverages our world-class content and personalization technologies.

Search inspires us because we think it’s something that will change and improve dramatically, and because fundamentally, search is about human curiosity – and that is something that will never be finished.

C-51 is sweeping in scope, including granting Canadian intelligence agencies CSIS and CSE new authority for offensive online attacks, as well as allowing these agencies to obtain significant amounts of information held by the Canadian government. The open-ended internal information-sharing exceptions contained in the bill erode the relationship between individuals and their government by removing the compartmentalization that allows Canadians to provide the government some of their most private information (for census, tax compliance, health services, and a range of other purposes) and trust that that information will be used for only its original purposes. This compartmentalization, currently a requirement of the Privacy Act, will not exist after Bill C-51 comes into force.

“The Bill further empowers CSIS to take unspecified and open-ended ‘measures,’ which may include the overt takedown of websites, attacks on Internet infrastructure, introduction of malware, and more all without any judicial oversight. These kinds of attacks on the integrity and availability of the web make us all less secure.

Firefox Developer Edition

Mozilla today launched Firefox Developer Edition, which it is calling “the first browser created specifically for developers.”

It’s not just a browser: it’s a developer tool that should simplify the process of building for the entire Web, whether you’re targeting desktop, mobile, or both.

It brings together the core dev tools you already rely on to build, test, debug and scale web content and apps.

The Developer Edition is being released in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the browser.

Ten years ago, we built Firefox for early adopters and developers to give them more choice and control. Firefox integrated WebAPIs and Add-ons to enable people to get the most out of the Web. Now we’re giving developers the whole browser as a hard-hat area, allowing us to bring front and center the features most relevant to them. Having a dedicated developer browser means we can tailor the browsing experience to what developers do every day. - Mozilla.

This is just the beginning! Everyone online will benefit by the support of devs in this great project by Mozilla.

I’m using and sharing. What about you?

Download now the Firefox Developer Edition.

Read the launch blog post from Dave Camp, Director of Firefox Dev Tools.

The current “directory tile” ad experiment shows only for new Firefox users. A new “enhanced tile” program to launch soon will mean existing users can see some ads, too.

Well, this is exactly why I stopped using firefox. I do not want ads in my browser, also they endorsed DRM in HTML5, contributing to a further lockdown of the internet in the name of copyright.

They had their chance of being relevant, but we have better alternatives now. Use a firefox fork such as Pale Moon or Waterfox instead, don’t support what Mozilla has become. And especially don’t switch to Chrome, either.

John Gruber on the news that Mozilla is finally going to bring Firefox to iOS:

Practicality wins. I’ve long suspected that Mozilla’s leadership didn’t understand why Firefox beat IE. It wasn’t because Firefox was idealistically superior — open source, free of charge, superior support for open standards — but because it was just plain better to use.

Speaking from personal experience, I recall when I started using Firefox and that’s exactly right. I could not have cared less about any idealistic stance about the “open web” or some such at the time – I didn’t even know what that meant. I just cared that Firefox was faster than IE.

At the end of the day, products matter, not ideologies. 

Tech News: Pocket is now the default read-it-later app in Firefox

Tech News: Pocket is now the default read-it-later app in Firefox

Pocket is one of the best browser extensions out there, but that’s no longer the case on Firefox — because it’s now part of the browser itself. Mozilla announced on Tuesdaythat Pocket will now come built into its browser, making it easy for people to start saving articles to read later on. It works pretty much the same as Pocket always has: it places a button beside the search bar, and clicking…

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We need to be where our users are so we’re going to get Firefox on iOS.
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Lukas Blakk, Mozilla’s “Release Manager”, tweeting after a company event in Portland.

This is obviously quite a change-of-tune for Mozilla from the rhetoric of the past. And it’s welcomed, but it’s hard to envision a way Firefox can get a foothold on iOS in 2015. The web may not be dying, but web browsers are increasingly marginalized on mobile – and third-party ones in particular. 

#Firefox integrates #Pocket the #bookmarking service

With the latest firefox updated, the browser rolled out a new service, rather integrated a 3rd party existing service , Pocket is a bookmarking service allowing users to save links and videos for later.

To use Pocket, you will need to signup either by email or by a Firefox account.

A Reader View now offers users a distraction-free reading mode similar to Apple’s Reader mode in Safari, by extracting the actual article text from a website, displays it, while hiding all of the ads, menus and other distractions on the site.

here’s the Firefox announcement:

Pocket comes to Firefox!      

                           The world’s most popular save-for-later service is now available in Firefox.                        Sign in with your Firefox Account and you can save articles, videos and more to enjoy anytime, anywhere.