Adobe adds Flash sandboxing to Firefox
Interesting stuff.Adobe has released beta code for sandboxing its heavily hacked Flash code within Firefox, in a similar fashion to the Chrome security protections added to its Reader software and Google’s Chrome browser.
“Sandboxing technology has proven very effective in protecting users by increasing the cost and complexity of authoring effective exploits,” said Peleus Uhley, senior security researcher for Adobe in a blog post.
The code will work with Firefox 4.0 or later versions running on Windows 7 or Vista.
USER-TRACKING Firefox sparks Mozilla civil war - Devs spar over unique identifiers in MetricsDataPing code
hmm Opt Out... shirley not :/
To UUID, or not to UUID
Bucksch is concerned because a proposal has been put forward for Telemetry to include a universally unique identifier (UUID) for longitudinal analysis.
He claimed that the presence of that UUID would mean that personally identifiable information was being collected and added that it must not happen, not only because of the privacy implications but also due to the potential damage to Mozilla's reputation.
Mozilla explains user-tracking proposal for Firefox - Telemetry has no UUID, Metrics Data Ping might
In a story published yesterday your humble Reg writer wrongly confused Mozilla's Telemetry project with the open-source outfit's so-called Metrics Data Ping proposal. Mozilla has been in touch to clear things up.
firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120211r86660-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric
firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120211r86660-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty
Maverick is missing/eol.
Interesting if true:
Firefox Will Get a Built-in "Reader" View
I actually use a "Reader" as a last resort. I feel you lose something when you reduce all your sites to the same bland grey.
Saying which its great to have such a feature as a last resort, for when other tools don’t cut it.
It would be interesting if it could determine the most likely element containing the content and remove the rest automatically.
Maybe as a fall-back the user could point to it?
Thanks for information