Despite big name tech companies -- such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Oracle -- supporting the controversial Internet surveillance bill that passed in the House last week, Mozilla has come out against the legislation.
Mozilla's 'Boot to Gecko' operating system (OS) reportedly will go on sale later this year.
Brazilian blog Ztop reports that Mozilla will release its debut smartphone through operator Telefonica Vivo, having announced the news at a conference today in Sao Paulo.
Changes that are made to a web browser that you are using on a daily basis can have a devastating effect. We have seen this happen several times in the past when Mozilla made changes to the design of the Firefox web browser. Especially the move from Firefox 3 to 4 caused an uproar, with part of the userbase still rejecting to update to any version beyond Firefox 3.
Mozilla is currently testing a new feature that would see encrypted Google searches enabled by default for all Firefox users.
"We are currently testing the change to use SSL for built-in Google searches in our Firefox nightly channel," said Johnathan Nightingale, senior director of Firefox engineering, in an email. "If no issues are uncovered, it will move through our Aurora and Beta release channels before eventually shipping to all our Firefox users. This will include migrating the changes to our non-English version of Firefox, as well."
Mozilla has announced yesterday that it will start rolling out silent updates to Firefox beginning in June.
Robert Nyman, Mozilla technical Evangelist listed silent updates as one of the projects the company will finish this year in a blog post summarizing Mozilla's 2011's accomplishments on Wednesday.