• May 4, 2019
  • Derek Zimmer
  • Browsers, Mozilla Firefox, News, Tutorials,

Firefox Extensions are Temporarily Broken for Most Users – What Happened and How to Fix

What Happened? Today, many users were met with an error saying that their extensions were no longer valid and have been disabled by Firefox. This is because in mid-2018, Mozilla changed the Firefox extension system so that the extensions have to be signed by Mozilla in order to function in Firefox. Mozilla has a certificate … Continue reading “Firefox Extensions are Temporarily Broken for Most Users – What Happened and How to Fix”

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  • Nov 29, 2018
  • Jayson Q.
  • Browsers, Mozilla Firefox, News, Tutorials,

How to clear your cache, cookies and web history in Mozilla Firefox

Your browser contains a lot of information regarding your past history, often innocent but sometimes embarrassing. Luckily it’s very easy to remove your cache, cookies and web history in Firefox simply by following these steps: From the History menu, select Clear Recent History.If the menu bar is hidden, press Alt to make it visible. From … Continue reading “How to clear your cache, cookies and web history in Mozilla Firefox”

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Firefox Lightbeam – Visually Seeing the Benefits of Privacy in Real Time

Back in our Firefox Hardening guide, we talked about installing the extension Firefox Lightbeam. What is Lightbeam? Lightbeam is an app that gives you a visual graph of what your browsing looks like from a network perspective. Lightbeam looks at all of the network connections that your browser makes, and turns them into a visual … Continue reading “Firefox Lightbeam – Visually Seeing the Benefits of Privacy in Real Time”

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Firefox Hardening Guide 2018

Purpose: This guide shows a user in an easy-to-follow way how to improve the privacy and security settings of Firefox, which, when combined with a privacy VPN, gives a user a strong framework for protecting their information. This guide is broken down into sections, each addressing different areas of security and privacy settings within Firefox. … Continue reading “Firefox Hardening Guide 2018”

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  • Jul 28, 2018
  • Glyn Moody
  • News, Open Source, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Why Gmail’s new “confidential mode” is not so great for privacy, and potentially awful for the open Web

Gmail is used by well over a billion people worldwide, making it one of the most important online services. Google has recently started rolling out a new design that includes novel features. One of the most interesting of these is the so-called “confidential mode”. At first sight, that sounds like good news for privacy: “With … Continue reading “Why Gmail’s new “confidential mode” is not so great for privacy, and potentially awful for the open Web”

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