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Firefox’s New Voice Controls Make It As Good As a Smart Speaker

I’m used to yelling at my Google Home and Amazon Echo, not so much my web browser. However, Mozilla is now testing voice-control capabilities for its Firefox browser, and you can join me in screaming at your screen—which is actually a little more fun and useful than it might sound at first glance.Read more… Continue […]

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Is Yahoo’s New ‘OneSearch’ Engine Good for Privacy?

Yahoo and Verizon’s new search engine, OneSearch, is a very different product compared to the Yahoo search of eras past. OneSearch not only ditches the Yahoo branding (for obvious reasons), it also claims to not use cookies, store search history, or share user information.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Update Firefox Right Now to Patch This Zero-Day Vulnerability

Even though you probably just updated your Firefox desktop browser to version 72 (released Tuesday), make sure you run one more update to nab a special patch that Mozilla released yesterday. It fixes a zero-day vulnerability that, if exploited, could allow an attacker to “take control of an affected system,” as the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Try Firefox 73’s New Zoom Features Early

Customizable zoom levels are one of Firefox’s best accessibility features. Users can adjust the magnification size on a per-website basis, and the browser will remember and apply the preferred zoom level every time you visit the website. This makes it much easier to navigate and read pages for users with visual…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Auto-Delete Your Firefox Browsing History With History Cleaner

I often recommend Firefox over Google Chrome when it comes to user privacy, but despite the legitimate concerns over how much data Google collects on its users, the company has become pretty good about giving us control over how that data is handled—including letting us set timers to automatically delete some of that…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Watch Picture-in-Picture Videos in Firefox and Chrome

Thanks to the most recent Firefox update, Mozilla’s browser is finally on par with the picture-in-picture capabilities of Google Chrome. PiP, as it’s commonly known, allows you to watch a video while browsing other websites—the ultimately productivity hack if you have a favorite show you hate missing. Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Make uBlock Origin Even Better at Ad Blocking in Firefox

Firefox is one of the best browsers for blocking ads and crappy web trackers, and you can make it even better using “nuke-’em-all” browser extensions like uBlock Origin. Now, Ghacks and GitHub users point out that uBlock Origins is even capable of blocking new types of ads, trackers, and website content that browsers…Read more… Continue […]

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Five Custom Searches You Should Enable In Your Browser Right Now

Custom search engines are one of the coolest features of any modern browser. With just a few keystrokes, you can search Wikipedia right from your address bar, do a custom Google search for Lifehacker articles, or even get driving directions to a specific location.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Our Favorite Features in the New Firefox 70 Browser

It’s time to update to a brand-new version of Firefox Quantum. While your browser will eventually do this for you, I recommend forcing the issue by clicking the hamburger icon, clicking on “Help,” and then clicking on “About Firefox.” And while Firefox 70 downloads to your desktop or laptop, here’s a quick look at…Read more… […]

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Our Favorite Features in the New Firefox 70 Browser

It’s time to update to a brand-new version of Firefox Quantum. While your browser will eventually do this for you, I recommend forcing the issue by clicking the hamburger icon, clicking on “Help,” and then clicking on “About Firefox.” And while Firefox 70 downloads to your desktop or laptop, here’s a quick look at…Read more… […]

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How to Change Firefox’s Default Search Engine for Private Browsing

Just about every web browser lets you specify your default search engine, and some even let you toggle between multiple search engines on the fly. In the upcoming Firefox 71 update, you’ll now be able to set the browser to default to separate search engines whether you’re using its normal or private browsing modes.Read more… […]

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How to Secure Your Browsing With Mozilla’s Free Firefox ‘VPN’

There is no doubt in my mind that Mozilla is looking hard—very hard—at all the different ways it can monetize the Firefox web browser going forward. I’m still thrilled that the company has decided to offer a free VPN service (really a web proxy more than anything else) that gives you an easy way to […]

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How to Enable Firefox’s More-Secure DNS Over HTTPS Feature Before Mozilla Does

Mozilla will enable Firefox’s DNS over HTTPS (DoH) service by default for all users at some point in late September. Here’s why that’s important: DoH keeps your internet browsing private and secure by hiding DNS requests—from your ISP, from software on your system (like parental control apps or other blocking…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Organize Your Browser Tabs with OneTab, but Back Them Up, Too

I love OneTab, and you should, too. It’s an incredibly easy way to take the nightmare of tabs you’ve been saving in your browser window and condense them all into a single, easy-to-scan web page. I use this extension constantly, and it has helped me turn my overflowing tab problem into a more manageable mess.Read […]

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Uninstall These Eight Browser Extensions That Stole Data from Millions

A massive data leak was recently discovered by cybersecurity researcher Sam Jidali, revealing private information for 45 major companies and millions of individuals. Dubbed “DataSpii” by Jidali and his team, the leak was perpetrated by innocent-looking Chrome and Firefox browser extensions that collected and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Fool Advertising Trackers with Mozilla’s ‘Track This’

Nobody likes annoying internet advertisements, that’s for sure. And it’s even creepier when you visit one website, do the web’s equivalent of a little window-shopping, and suddenly find ads for that site plastered over every other site you’re looking at. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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