Mozilla Firefox

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  1. JoWazzoo

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    Note that it isn't actually FTP anymore. Mozilla kept "ftp" in the address but it's HTTPS now.
     
  3. JoWazzoo

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    That makes no sense. FTP is a unique protocol. Like HTTP. I know one of the chaps who invented FTP.
     
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    for the still in the past living people
    https://ftp.mozilla.org do not exist.
    its a redirect to -> archiv.mozilla.org
    ftp. is only for recognizing for such still standing people.
    ftp://ftp is dead since ages.

    but official release sites are only these:
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/beta/all/
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/all/

    if you explore archiv.mozilla.org do that on your own risk
     
  5. Victek

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    Mozilla used to have an ftp server at ftp.mozilla.org. Now they continue to make the all of the contents available on their archive server, which is accessed via https://ftp.mozilla.org . I believe they left "ftp" in the address so it would be familiar to those who used the actual ftp server (I don't know that for fact though). What matters to me is the content and not the protocol used to access it.
     
  6. Victek

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    I don't know why this bothers you. Mozilla continues to make the archive server available to the public and they add their latest releases to it as well, often before they become available through the official release channels; it is not just an archive of the past. If Mozilla thought it was a problem they could block access to the server, but apparently they don't so why do you?
     
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    Firefox, DNS over HTTPS and a controversial Shield Study
    Mozilla plans to integrate Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) via DNS over HTTPS in a future version of the Firefox browser. Initial functionality lands in Firefox 60 but further improvements will land in future versions such as Firefox 61.
    March 20, 2018

    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/20/firefox-dns-over-https-and-a-worrying-shield-study/
     
  8. Mrkvonic

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    This is what isp is for and not an arbitrary data-collection company.
    Mrk
     
  9. xxJackxx

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    This just seems to me something that the OS should be doing and not a browser. If you want this functionality I would think you would want it for everything. Maybe this will drive that.
     
  10. reasonablePrivacy

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    OS only informs programs to which DNS they are supposed to connect. Programs (browsers, mail clients and anything else with Internet connection) sends DNS requests themselves.
     
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    Agreed, but my point was that if you are going to use DNS over HTTPS, it is pointless if all programs aren't using it.
     
  13. Victek

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    Yes, it would be good if Microsoft would integrate something like DNScrypt into Windows so that all apps would utilize it. Then we could fight over which servers they chose to implement :)
     
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    Will users that have studies disabled (through app.shield.optoutstudies.enabled) also get this?
     
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    LOL. True. There would probably be a registry entry that we could change though. It would be a really stupid move to hardcode it into some .dll files or something. I know, someone is going to say "But is is Microsoft". :D
     
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    What Mozilla has planned for Firefox in 2018 (ad-filtering and more)
    Mozilla has big plans for Firefox in 2018. The organization plans to introduce ad-filtering and ad-retargeting blocking, improvements to the Tracking Protection, performance improvements and a lot more in 2018.
    March 22, 2018

    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/22/what-mozilla-has-planned-for-firefox-in-2018/
     
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    Sadly, to become more like Chrome.
     
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    Preparing for Firefox ESR 60.0
    Mozilla plans to release the next Extended Support Release version of the organization's Firefox web browser, Firefox ESR 60.0, on May 9, 2018. Firefox 59.0 would have been the original target for the next ESR version but Mozilla postponed it.
    March 23, 2018

    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/23/preparing-for-firefox-esr-60/
     
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    I disagree. Yes, the new architecture is derived from Chrome's but that was a good decision as this lead to a more secure and more stable browser.

    But that does not mean that FF is a Chrome clone. Look at about:config and what is adjustable therein, look at Containers or First Party Isolation and the integration of the Tor browser patches. Look thorougly at what is planned for 2018 which actually means that FF becomes more configurable (again). And the mere fact that the integration of an adblocker is planned doesn't mean, either, that they mimic Chrome: Tracking protection (via the integrated disconnect.me lists) has been available in FF for a long time - extending this to a true adblocker is a logical step.
     
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  20. Victek

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    Can you be specific?
     
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    Firefox to Get an Ad Filtering System
    March 23, 2018
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/firefox-to-get-an-ad-filtering-system/
     
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    Firefox Working on Protection Against In-Browser Cryptojacking Scripts
    March 24, 2018
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ion-against-in-browser-cryptojacking-scripts/
     
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    Great decision by Mozilla :thumb:
     
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    Configure DNS Over HTTPS in Firefox
    DNS over HTTPS is a relatively new feature to improve the privacy, security and connection reliability of DNS look-ups; the feature is currently in draft status and tested by companies such as Google, Cloudflare or Mozilla.
    April 2, 2018

    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/02/configure-dns-over-https-in-firefox/
     
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    Mozilla Announces Firefox Reality, a Web Browser Dedicated to AR and VR Headsets
    Works with standalone virtual & augmented reality headsets
    April 3, 2018

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/mozi...-dedicated-to-ar-and-vr-headsets-520534.shtml
     
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