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Mozilla startet »Wireless Innovation«-Wettbewerbe - Pro-Linux

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Mozilla startet »Wireless Innovation«-Wettbewerbe
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Mozilla hat zwei Wettbewerbe gestartet, die Ideen für bessere, zuverlässigere und dezentrale Internet-Zugänge fördern sollen. Das Preisgeld von insgesamt zwei Millionen US-Dollar kommt von der National Science Foundation, der Wettbewerb ist daher auf ...

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Mozilla Firefox Focus now available on Google Play Store - Gizbot

Nieuws verzameld via Google - do, 22/06/2017 - 14:05

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Mozilla Firefox Focus now available on Google Play Store
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The Android version also allows the app to notify user when the browser is running in the background and a quick access button closes it instantly. Mozilla has developed this app for a very specific set of users and not everyone will find Focus to be ...
Mozilla Firefox brings its browser Firefox Focus for AndroidPhone Mantra
Firefox Focus now available on AndroidGSMArena.com

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Gambia's First Mozilla Club Launched - AllAfrica.com

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 21/06/2017 - 20:33

Gambia's First Mozilla Club Launched
AllAfrica.com
The Gambia's first-ever Premier Mozilla Club was recently launched at the American Corner, Comium Building, along Kairaba Avenue. The Mozilla Club of Hackathon Girls Banjul aims to mentor and inspire females by empowering and encouraging them into ...

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Gambia's first Mozilla Club launched - The Point

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Gambia's first Mozilla Club launched
The Point
The Mozilla Club of Hackathon Girls Banjul aims to mentor and inspire females by empowering and encouraging them into the field of technology and web literacy to break the stereotype most girls face in their communities. Mozilla Clubs is a global ...

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Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story - App Developer Magazine

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App Developer Magazine

Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story
App Developer Magazine
Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story Mozilla's best-known open source project is likely the Firefox browser. But ask a computer science teacher or budding coder what Mozilla project they hold most dear, and you may receive a different ...

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A $2 Million Prize to Decentralize the Web. Apply Today

Mozilla Blog - wo, 21/06/2017 - 13:30
We’re fueling a healthy Internet by supporting big ideas that keep the web accessible, decentralized and resilient. What will you build?

 

Mozilla and the National Science Foundation are offering a $2 million prize for big ideas that decentralize the web. And we’re accepting applications starting today.

Mozilla believes the Internet is a global public resource that must be open and accessible to all.  In the 21st century, a lack of Internet access is far more than an inconvenience — it’s a staggering disadvantage. Without access, individuals miss out on substantial economic and educational opportunities, government services and the ability to communicate with friends, family and peers.

Currently, 34 million people in the U.S. — 10% of the country’s population — lack access to high-quality Internet connectivity. This number jumps to 39% in rural communities and 41% on Tribal lands. And when disasters strike, millions more can lose vital connectivity right when it’s needed most.

To connect the unconnected and disconnected across the U.S., Mozilla today is accepting applications for the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges. Sponsored by NSF, a total of $2 million in prize money is available for wireless solutions that get people online after disasters, or that connect communities lacking reliable Internet access.

The details:

Off-the-Grid Internet Challenge

When disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes strike, communications networks are among the first pieces of critical infrastructure to overload or fail. How can we leverage both the Internet’s decentralized design and current wireless technology to keep people connected to each other — and vital messaging and mapping services — in the aftermath of a disaster?

Challenge applicants will be expected to design both the means to access the wireless network (i.e. hardware) and the applications provided on top of that network (i.e. software). Projects should be portable, easy to power and simple to access.

Here’s an example: A backpack containing a hard drive computer, battery and Wi-Fi router. The router provides access, via a Wi-Fi network, to resources on the hard drive like maps and messaging applications.

Smart Community Networks Challenge

Many communities across the U.S. lack reliable Internet access. Sometimes commercial providers don’t supply affordable access; sometimes a particular community is too isolated; sometimes the speed and quality of access is too slow. How can we leverage existing infrastructure — physical or network — to provide high-quality wireless connectivity to communities in need?

Challenge applicants should plan for a high density of users, far-reaching range and robust bandwidth. Projects should also aim to make a minimal physical footprint and uphold users’ privacy and security.

Here’s an example: A neighborhood wireless network where the nodes are housed in, and draw power from, disused phone booths or similarly underutilized infrastructure.

These challenges are open to individuals and teams, nonprofits and for-profits. Applicants could be academics, technology activists, entrepreneurs or makers. We’re welcoming anyone with big ideas and passion for a healthy Internet to apply. Prizes will be available for both early-stage design concepts and fully-working prototypes.

To learn more and apply, visit https://wirelesschallenge.mozilla.org. This challenge is one of Mozilla’s open innovation competitions, which also includes the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge.

Related Reading: Internet access is an essential part of life, but the quality of that access can vary wildly, writes Mozilla’s Executive Director Mark Surman in Quartz

The post A $2 Million Prize to Decentralize the Web. Apply Today appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

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Mozilla veröffentlicht Privacy-Browser Firefox Klar für Android - ZDNet.de

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ZDNet.de

Mozilla veröffentlicht Privacy-Browser Firefox Klar für Android
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Mozilla hat einen neuen Browser für Android veröffentlicht. Firefox Klar bewirbt das Unternehmen im Google Play Store als „privaten Browser“. Der Schutz der Privatsphäre des Nutzers steht im Vordergrund. Das Blockieren von Werbung und anderen ...
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Firefox Klar: Schnellerer Android-Browser erschienenPC-Welt
Mozilla veröffentlicht Android-Browser mit Tracking-Schutz als BetaPro-Linux
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Mozilla launching a new podcast to be hosted by Veronica Belmont - Neowin

Nieuws verzameld via Google - wo, 21/06/2017 - 04:16

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Mozilla launching a new podcast to be hosted by Veronica Belmont
Neowin
Veronica Belmont, formerly of Revision3's Tekzilla, will host a new podcast from Mozilla called IRL, shorthand for 'In Real Life'. The podcast explores stories from the web and “gets to the bottom of online issues that affect us all.” The first episode ...

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Chris McDonald: Message Broker: Into String

Mozilla planet - di, 20/06/2017 - 23:18

Strings in most native or performance focused languages tend to present a fair amount of complexity and Rust is no exception to this. There are cases where you have a struct that needs to have a name, such as:

struct ServiceHandle { name: String, }

The first ServiceHandle::new() function I would typically write when first learning Rust would look like this:

fn new(name: String) -> ServiceHandle { // other init stuff ServiceHandle { name: name } }

In the real world I generally have a String to pass to ServiceHandle::new(String) so this API works well. But when I’m writing tests for my code, I want to pass hard coded values with type &'static str. In order to do that, I have to call one of the conversion functions.

ServiceHandle::new("listener".into()); ServiceHandle::new("listener".to_owned()); ServiceHandle::new(String::from("listener"));

If I change the signature to something like:

fn new(name: &'a str) -> ServiceHandle { // other init stuff ServiceHandle { name: name.to_owned() } }

Then I have to remember to prefix String with & when passing to the function. Another possibility is to from_string and from_str which is what I started to rely on next. Then I don’t have to remember as much, just use the right one for the right type.

fn from_str(name: &'a str) -> ServiceHandle { // skip init stuff, let from_string do it ServiceHandle::from_string(name.to_owned()) } fn from_string(name: String) -> ServiceHandle { // other init stuff ServiceHandle { name: name } }

This gets me into a better state where it is easy to remember what string type it takes, but it feels clumsy. Rust provides the From and Into traits that types can implement to enable more generic coding. They are as their name implies a way to automatically change types. They are “reflexive” which means that if one of them is implemented the other can use it. For example, impl From<A> for B would allow you to write a function like fn thing<T: Into<B>>(arg: T) which could be called like thing(A {}).

So the next iteration of my ServiceHandle::new() went generic:

fn new<S: Into<String>>(name: S) -> ServiceHandle { ServiceHandle { name: name.into() } }

This allows calling with String, &str or several other types that can automatically be converted into a String. Making writing testing code with &'static str simple, while dynamically generated String objects still a first class citizen.


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Jean-Marc Valin: Opus 1.2 is out!

Mozilla planet - di, 20/06/2017 - 21:16
Opus gets another major upgrade with the release of version 1.2. This release brings quality improvements to both speech and music, while remaining fully compatible with RFC 6716. There are also optimizations, new options, as well as many bug fixes. This Opus 1.2 demo describes a few of the upgrades that users and implementers will care about the most. You can download the code from the Opus website.
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Air Mozilla: Rain of Rust -3rd online meeting

Mozilla planet - di, 20/06/2017 - 19:00

Rain of Rust -3rd online meeting This event belongs to a series of online Rust events that we run in the month of June, 2017

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Mozilla brengt 'privébrowser' Firefox Focus uit voor Android - Tweakers

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Mozilla brengt 'privébrowser' Firefox Focus uit voor Android
Tweakers
Mozilla heeft Firefox Focus uitgebracht voor Android. Bij gebruik van de browser is private browsing altijd ingeschakeld en advertentie- en analysetrackers worden geblokkeerd, net als sociale trackers. Het blokken van trackers kan in de Android-versie ...
Privacyvriendelijke browser Firefox Focus komt naar AndroidNU.nl

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David Bryant: I think I know what you mean, Kev, and I understand, but if you ask me it is your day too.

Mozilla planet - di, 20/06/2017 - 17:04

I think I know what you mean, Kev, and I understand, but if you ask me it is your day too. Happy Father’s Day, from one father to another.

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Air Mozilla: Martes Mozilleros, 20 Jun 2017

Mozilla planet - di, 20/06/2017 - 17:00

Martes Mozilleros Reunión bi-semanal para hablar sobre el estado de Mozilla, la comunidad y sus proyectos. Bi-weekly meeting to talk (in Spanish) about Mozilla status, community and...

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Mozilla Retools MDN to Improve Web Documentation - InfoQ.com

Nieuws verzameld via Google - di, 20/06/2017 - 16:20

Mozilla Retools MDN to Improve Web Documentation
InfoQ.com
In a blog post, Mozilla senior product manager Kadir Topal writes that they want to "solidify MDN as the single best resource for Web docs". Originally, MDN stood for Mozilla Developer Network, but there's really no network to speak of. To that end ...

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Privacyvriendelijke browser Firefox Focus komt naar Android - NU.nl

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Privacyvriendelijke browser Firefox Focus komt naar Android
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Mozilla heeft zijn privacyvriendelijke browser Firefox Focus uitgebracht voor Android. De browser blokkeert uit zichzelf advertenties en cookies van adverteerders. Firefox Focus kan daarnaast de gehele browsergeschiedenis wissen via één druk op de knop.
Waarom Mozilla's Android browser een absolute must isApparata
Firefox Focus Browser Nu Beschikbaar Voor Android - Androidics.nlAndroidics

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Firefox Focus New to Android, blocks annoying ads and protects your privacy

Mozilla Blog - di, 20/06/2017 - 15:06

Last year, we introduced Firefox Focus, a new browser for the iPhone and iPad, designed to be fast, simple and always private. A lot has happened since November; and more than ever before, we’re seeing consumers play an active role in trying to protect their personal data and save valuable megabytes on their data plans.

While we knew that Focus provided a useful service for those times when you want to keep your web browsing to yourself, we were floored by your response  – it’s the highest rated browser from a trusted brand for the iPhone and iPad, earning a 4.6 average rating on the App Store.

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’re launching our Firefox Focus mobile app for Android.

Like the iPhone and iPad version, the Android app is free of tabs and other visual clutter, and erasing your sessions is as easy as a simple tap.  Firefox Focus allows you to browse the web without being followed by tracking ads which are notoriously known for slowing down your mobile experience.  Why do we block these ad trackers? Because they not only track your behavior without your knowledge, they also slow down the web on your mobile device.

Check out this video to learn more:

 

New Features for Android

For the Android release of Firefox Focus, we added the following features:

  • Ad tracker counter – For the curious, there’s a counter to list the number of ads that are blocked per site while using the app.
  • Disable tracker blocker – For sites that are not loading correctly, you can disable the tracker blocker to quickly take care of it and get back to where you’ve left off.
  • Notification reminder – When Focus is running in the background, we’ll remind you through a notification and you can easily tap to erase your browsing history.

For Android users we also made Focus a great default browser experience. Since we support both custom tabs and the ability to disable the ad blocking as needed, it works great with apps like Facebook when you just want to read an article without being tracked. We built Focus to empower you on the mobile web, and we will continue to introduce new features that make our products even better. Thanks for using Firefox Focus for a faster and more private mobile browsing experience.

 

Firefox Focus Settings View

Firefox Focus Settings View

You can download Firefox Focus on Google Play and in the App Store.

The post Firefox Focus New to Android, blocks annoying ads and protects your privacy appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

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The Mozilla Blog: Firefox Focus New to Android, blocks annoying ads and protects your privacy

Mozilla planet - di, 20/06/2017 - 15:06

Last year, we introduced Firefox Focus, a new browser for the iPhone and iPad, designed to be fast, simple and always private. A lot has happened since November; and more than ever before, we’re seeing consumers play an active role in trying to protect their personal data and save valuable megabytes on their data plans.

While we knew that Focus provided a useful service for those times when you want to keep your web browsing to yourself, we were floored by your response  – it’s the highest rated browser from a trusted brand for the iPhone and iPad, earning a 4.6 average rating on the App Store.

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’re launching our Firefox Focus mobile app for Android.

Like the iPhone and iPad version, the Android app is free of tabs and other visual clutter, and erasing your sessions is as easy as a simple tap.  Firefox Focus allows you to browse the web without being followed by tracking ads which are notoriously known for slowing down your mobile experience.  Why do we block these ad trackers? Because they not only track your behavior without your knowledge, they also slow down the web on your mobile device.

Check out this video to learn more:

 

New Features for Android

For the Android release of Firefox Focus, we added the following features:

  • Ad tracker counter – For the curious, there’s a counter to list the number of ads that are blocked per site while using the app.
  • Disable tracker blocker – For sites that are not loading correctly, you can disable the tracker blocker to quickly take care of it and get back to where you’ve left off.
  • Notification reminder – When Focus is running in the background, we’ll remind you through a notification and you can easily tap to erase your browsing history.

For Android users we also made Focus a great default browser experience. Since we support both custom tabs and the ability to disable the ad blocking as needed, it works great with apps like Facebook when you just want to read an article without being tracked. We built Focus to empower you on the mobile web, and we will continue to introduce new features that make our products even better. Thanks for using Firefox Focus for a faster and more private mobile browsing experience.

 

Firefox Focus Settings View

Firefox Focus Settings View

You can download Firefox Focus on Google Play and in the App Store.

The post Firefox Focus New to Android, blocks annoying ads and protects your privacy appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

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Mozilla brings its private web browser Firefox Focus to Android - TechCrunch

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TechCrunch

Mozilla brings its private web browser Firefox Focus to Android
TechCrunch
Late last year, Firefox introduced a new, private web browser for iPhone, called Firefox Focus. The browser by default blocks ad trackers and can erase your browsing history, including passwords and cookies. Now, over a half-year later, Firefox is ...
Mozilla launches Firefox Focus for AndroidVentureBeat
Mozilla brings its privacy browser, Firefox Focus, to AndroidThe INQUIRER
Mozilla's privacy driven Firefox Focus browser finally comes to AndroidAndroid Authority (blog)
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