Topic: mozilla

SD Times news digest: .NET Core uninstall tool 1.0, Mozilla partners with KaiOS, and Apache Ignite 2.8

Microsoft has announced the .NET Core uninstall tool 1.0,  which is available for Windows and Mac. The new tool is designed to help machines become more manageable and save disk space. Starting in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3, Visual Studio manages the versions of the SDK and runtime it installs. In previous versions, SDKs and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Contentful’s App Framework, Ktor 1.3, and Mozilla turns to WebAssembly to secure Firefox

Contentful has announced a new app framework to help companies move away from monolithic suites and build a digital experience stack. “We’re in a new era of digital experiences, where customers expect unique brand experiences across an increasing number of channels,” said Steve Sloan, CEO of Contentful. “Brands can’t keep up with this demand using … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla releases technology ethics guide, Azure Databricks achieves HITRUST CSF certification, and Clubhouse raises $25 million

Mozilla released a guide for college students that want to enter the tech industry called “With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility.” The guide has background on the history of tech organizing and advice from academics and  current and former tech workers on how to grapple with challenging choices.  Download the guide here. Azure Databricks achieves … continue reading

Mozilla Web DNA survey shows the biggest pain points for web developers

Mozilla is hoping to shape the future of the web by releasing the results of its first ever MDN Web Developer Needs Assessment (Web DNA).  Mozilla put the survey together as a means of representing the “voices of developers and designers working on the web.” They surveyed over 28,000 developers and designers from 173 countries.   … continue reading

AWS to sponsor the Rust programming language

AWS has decided to sponsor the Rust programming language now that many of its services run on the Mozilla-sponsored language including Lambda, EC2 and S3. It also announced that it will be offering AWS promotional credits to open-source projects to “free up resources for open source projects to further expand and innovate in their communities.” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: $100 million grant for the web, Streamlio announces Apache Pulsar sandbox, and Mobile Labs’ GigaFox Red and Silver

Coil, Mozilla and Creative Commons announced a $100 million grant for the web to advance web monetization for individual content creators and monetization service providers.  According to the companies, the fund will protect privacy by creating alternatives for web monetization that are not dependent on collecting consumer data, creating an open payment ecosystem that enables … continue reading

Mozilla’s response to Manifest v3

Mozilla is responding to Google’s upcoming Manifest v3 changes. Manifest v3 is Google’s next Chrome extensions manifest version designed to provide “stronger security, privacy and performance guarantees,” but it also comes with a number of difficult changes browsers like Mozilla will have to address. “In November 2018, Google proposed an update to their API, which … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Creating a safer Internet

We are living in a world where we are more connected than ever, but that connectivity can leave us vulnerable to attack. We communicate online, we shop online and we trust that our personal and private information will be safe online. However, history has shown that isn’t always the case with even the most prominent … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla launches Mozilla WebThings, Microsoft open-sources Data Accelerator, Clear Software and Automation Anywhere team up

Mozilla released Mozilla WebThings, an open platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web with two core components: WebThings Gateway and WebThings Framework. WebThings Gateway provides software distribution for smart home gateways that can track logs, alarms and more. Version 0.8 is now available, enabling developers to switch their gateway network settings through the … continue reading

Mozilla’s Fluent 1.0 localization package released

Mozilla launched the first full release of its Fluent localization file specification today and has put a call out to developers behind translation tools to take the release for a test run. Fluent comprises “localization specifications, implementations and good practices,” Mozilla localization specialist Staś Małolepszy wrote in the announcement. The main focus of Fluent is … continue reading

Iodide brings data science to your browser

Mozilla is releasing an experimental scientist communication and exploration tool for the web. Iodide enables data scientists to create, share, collaborate and reproduce reports and visualizations on the web with familiar tools. According to the company, while the data and scientific computing world is exploding, there has been little work done to give scientists access … continue reading

Mozilla: Common Voice is now the largest publicly available transcribed voice dataset

Following through on its goal of producing the world’s most diverse voice dataset, Mozilla believes it has now released what is now the largest transcribed voice dataset available publicly. The Common Voice project was started by the company as a way to make voice recognition available to everyone. “Most of the data used by large … continue reading

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