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How to talk to kids about the news

Credit: Nick Velazquez / Mozilla Carlos Moreno is an activist, a graphic designer at CAP Tulsa and leads Tulsa’s Code for America volunteer brigade. He has a master’s degree in public policy and is the author of ”The Victory of Greenwood” and "A Kids Book about the Tulsa Race Massacre." You can follow him on Twitter. Photo: Jamie Glisson...

How to have the tech talk with kids, according to TikTok’s ‘Mom Friend’ 

Cathy Pedrayes is best known as TikTok’s “Mom Friend.” Cathy Pedrayes earned a following as TikTok’s “Mom Friend” for her practical safety tips – from how to break a car window in an emergency to what not to post on social media. She’s a TV host and has been featured on Today Parents, The Miami Herald, BuzzFeed News, The Bump and Good Morning...

Pocket kicks off 2023 with new and expanded publisher partnerships  

New curated collections focused on “People of Deutschland” book The Pocket editorial and product teams have been busy over the past couple of months to continue delivering the great experience Pocket users have come to expect. Here’s a breakdown of what’s new at Pocket, starting with our newest and returning publisher partnerships, followed by...

#AskFirefox host Chenae Moore on internet pranks and losing sleep over recipe videos

Chenae Moore is the host of our YouTube series, #AskFirefox. Here at Mozilla, we are the first to admit the internet isn’t perfect, but we are also quick to point out that the internet is pretty darn magical. The internet opens up doors and opportunities, allows for people to connect with others, and lets everyone find where they belong — their...

Latest Pocket Android app makes it easier to discover your saved and new stories

Google recently named Pocket as one of the best apps of 2022, and it’s only getting better. We spent a lot of time with our users last year to see how we can improve the experience on the Pocket Android app. This month, we’re rolling out updates based on user feedback so you can easily find the stories and topics you care about. Read on to learn more...

Start this year fresh with Mozilla’s tech challenge 

If you’ve already ditched your new year’s goals, we’re here to help. How about a refreshening of your online life with new habits and routines? Are there newsletters you don’t read anymore? Mobile apps you no longer use? Or social media platforms you’ve left (ahem, Twitter)? We want to help. We’ve put together a month-long challenge to...

Real talk: Did your 5-year-old just tease you about having too many open tabs?

Credit: Nick Velazquez / Mozilla No one ever wanted to say “tech-savvy toddler” but here we are. It’s not like you just walked into the kitchen one morning and your kid was sucking on a binky and editing Wikipedia, right? Wait, really? It was pretty close to that? Well, for years there’s been an ongoing conversation on internet usage in families’...

Here’s what’s going on in the world of extensions

Credit: Nick Velazquez About one-third of Firefox users have installed an add-on before – whether it’s an extension to add powerful and customizable features or a visual theme to personalize the web browsing experience. But if you’re unfamiliar, add-ons are sort of like apps for your browser. They can add all kinds of features to Firefox to make...

Mozilla to explore healthy social media alternative

In early 2023, Mozilla will stand up and test a publicly accessible instance in the Fediverse at Mozilla.Social. We’re eager to join the community in growing, experimenting, and learning how we can together solve the technical, experience, and trustworthiness challenges inherent in hyper-scale social systems.  Our intention is to contribute to the healthy...

A state-by-state look at the long-reads that captivated Pocket users in 2022

Every year, the top stories that were saved and read by Pocket’s more than 10 million users clue us in to the prevailing mood of the time. In 2020, readers looked for answers in The Atlantic’s exploration of how the pandemic might end. In 2021, The New York Times’ piece on “languishing” captured what we collectively felt when it didn’t.  This...

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