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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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Mozilla and Foxconn team up to offer Firefox OS devices

Mozilla and Foxconn team up to offer Firefox OS devices

At Computex earlier today, Mozilla and Foxconn have announced a partnership that will see Mozilla's new Firefox OS be used on several devices that will be manufactured by Foxconn, including a tablet that has already been shown off. It'll be manufactured for an OEM, but neither Mozilla or Foxconn have revealed who the lucky company is.

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Mozilla and Foxconn plan to unveil Firefox OS smartphone June 3

Mozilla and Foxconn plan to unveil Firefox OS smartphone June 3

Mozilla has revealed a new partnership with Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn, with plans for the manufacturing giant to develop a mobile device that runs Firefox OS. Better yet, we only have to wait until next week to find out what that device is, with Mozilla stating that it will reveal the device on June 3 when the new partnership is officially announced.

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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 This device originally ran a version of Windows Mobile that has at this point been long outdated - and since then it's been pushed in so many directions that it's astounding.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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Mozilla trading Firefox OS phones for HTML5 apps

Mozilla trading Firefox OS phones for HTML5 apps

Firefox OS Developer Preview handsets have been available on a limited basis up until this point. Most notably, retailer Geeksphone had quickly run through some inventory back in April. As of today however, it looks like Mozilla is going to be giving some away for free. Or more to the point, Mozilla has launched the 'Phones for Apps for Firefox OS' initiative.

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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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Opera sues former employee for giving trade secrets to Firefox devs

Opera sues former employee for giving trade secrets to Firefox devs

Makers of the Opera web browser have sued a former employee claiming that he took the trade secrets that was given at Opera and used them at Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox web browser. The man being accused, Trond Werner Hansen, left Opera in 2006, but returned in 2009 and 2010 as a consultant.

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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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Firefox OS developer phones sell out in matter of hours

Firefox OS developer phones sell out in matter of hours

Yesterday, Mozilla announced that a retailer by the name of Geeksphone would begin selling the first Firefox OS developer phones today, and true to its word, not only did Geeksphone put the phones up on sale, it managed to sell out its entire available supply within a matter of hours. Previously, Mozilla stated that it was going to sell and ship the phones in February, but it wasn't able to keep its promise.

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Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview handsets’ availability

Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview handsets’ availability

On January 22, we reported that Mozilla had revealed the first two developer handsets running Firefox OS, the Geeksphone Keon and Peak. Images and specs of the handsets were revealed, though shipping was said to start in February and prices weren't revealed. February has come and gone, and we finally have an update: says Mozilla, the smartphones will go on sale tomorrow.

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Firefox OS to launch in June in 5 countries

Firefox OS to launch in June in 5 countries

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs stated that the company plans on launching its mobile operating system, Firefox OS, in 5 countries in June. At All Thing's D's conference, D: Dive Into Mobile, Kovacs said that the company plans on launching Firefox OS devices in Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain by June, and he plans on hitting at least 11 more countries by the end of this year.

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Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs stepping down later this year

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs stepping down later this year

After stepping on board as CEO of Mozilla in 2010, Greg Kovacs is stepping down from the position at some point later this year. The company announced the news today, but a solid date for Kovacs departure wasn't disclosed. However, Kovacs will remain with Mozilla as a member of the company's board of directors.

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