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Firefox OS launching: Spain this week for open-source Android challenger

Firefox OS launching: Spain this week for open-source Android challenger

The first Firefox OS smartphones, the Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open, will hit the market "soon" Mozilla has confirmed this morning, promising imminent launches from Duetsche Telekom and Telefonica. The two new handsets run Mozilla's own alternative to Android, Firefox OS, taking a web-centric perspective on apps and services in order to keep costs down and make the phones more appealing to developing markets. According to Telefonica, the first device will hit this week.

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Mozilla Open Source Furnitures Project democratizes DIY design

Mozilla Open Source Furnitures Project democratizes DIY design

Mozilla is, unsurprisingly, pretty keen on open-source, and its latest release isn't an updated Firefox version but a set of collaborative office kit as part of the new Open Source Furnitures Project. Designed by Mozilla and NOSIGNER for the browser company's new Japanese offices, the furniture - which includes desks, wooden flooring with integrated cable runs, and portable divider screens - isn't quite at the level of 3D printing, instead relying on commonly-available components so that just about anybody in the world should be able to assemble their own versions.

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EFF, Mozilla, Reddit send open letter to Congress over NSA spying

EFF, Mozilla, Reddit send open letter to Congress over NSA spying

The National Security Agency has been on thin ice with the general public lately when whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the US government was spying on American citizens by secretly recording phone calls and tracking users' online activity with the alleged help from big internet companies like Google and Facebook. Because of this, 86 civil liberties groups have banded together to urge Congress to put an end to NSA spying.

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HTC HD2 hacked to run Firefox OS: the collection expands

HTC HD2 hacked to run Firefox OS: the collection expands

In the world of smart mobile device hacking, there is one that stands out as a cult classic of sorts: the HTC HD2. This device originally ran a version of Windows Mobile that has at this point been long outdated - and since then it's been pushed in so many directions that it's astounding. This week's addition to the collection of mobile operating systems this smartphone is able to run is Mozilla's own Firefox OS.

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Fake Firefox spreads spyware as makers Mozilla retort

Fake Firefox spreads spyware as makers Mozilla retort

Mozilla has sent out a cease-and-desist letter to Gamma International, who has been disguising commercial malware as Mozilla's Firefox web browser. Gamma's software uses Mozilla's trademarks and brand to mislead consumers into thinking its product is affiliated with the company. In the properties of the fake Firefox browser, all of the information, including version number, copyright, trademark claims, and more are exactly the same as the genuine Firefox browser.

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1,000 Geeksphone Firefox OS handsets “sell out” on day one

1,000 Geeksphone Firefox OS handsets “sell out” on day one

The "sell-out success" of Geeksphone Firefox smartphones yesterday amounted to 1,000 devices, the manufacturers of the dev-friendly hardware have confirmed, with unexpectedly high demand bringing the store to its knees. Supplies of the Keon and Peak handsets, which start from $119 unlocked and run Mozilla's fledgling Firefox OS platform, we extinguished within hours, Geeksphone CEO Javier Aguera told Forbes, with the company limiting supplies so as to avoid shipping bottlenecks.

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