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Thank you, Julie Hanna

Over the last three plus years, Julie Hanna has brought extensive experience on innovation processes, global business operations, and mission-driven organizations to her role as a board member of Mozilla Corporation. We have deeply appreciated her contributions to Mozilla throughout this period, and thank her for her time and her work with the board....

A look at password security, Part I: history and background

Today I’d like to talk about passwords. Yes, I know, passwords are the worst, but why? This is the first of a series of posts about passwords, with this one focusing on the origins of our current password systems starting with log in for multi-user systems. The conventional story for what’s wrong with passwords goes something like this: Passwords are...

More details on Comcast as a Trusted Recursive Resolver

Yesterday Mozilla and Comcast announced that Comcast was the latest member of Mozilla’s Trusted Recursive Resolver program, joining current partners Cloudflare and NextDNS. Comcast is the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) to become a TRR and this represents a new phase in our DoH/TRR deployment. What does this mean? When Mozilla first started...

Comcast’s Xfinity Internet Service Joins Firefox’s Trusted Recursive Resolver Program

Committing to Data Retention and Transparency Requirements That Protect Customer Privacy Today, Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, and Comcast have announced Comcast as the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) to provide Firefox users with private and secure encrypted Domain Name System (DNS) services through Mozilla’s Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR)...

Immigrants Remain Core to the U.S.’ Strength

By its very design the internet has accelerated the sharing of ideas and information across borders, languages, cultures and time zones. Despite the awesome reach and power of what the web has enabled, there is still no substitute for the chemistry that happens when human beings of different backgrounds and experiences come together to live and work...

We’re proud to join #StopHateForProfit

Mozilla stands with the family of companies and civil society groups calling on Facebook to take strong action to limit hateful and divisive content on their platforms. Mozilla and Firefox have not advertised on Facebook and Instagram since March of 2018, when it became clear the company wasn’t acting to improve the lack of user privacy that emerged...

Navrina Singh Joins the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors

Today, I’m excited to welcome Navrina Singh as a new member of the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors. You can see comments from Navrina here. Navrina is the Co-Founder of Credo AI, an AI Fund company focused on auditing and governing Machine Learning. She is the former Director of Product Development for Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft. Throughout...

Why I’m Joining the Mozilla Board

Firefox was my window into Mozilla 15 years ago, and it’s through this window I saw the power of an open and collaborative community driving lasting change. My admiration and excitement for Mozilla was further bolstered in 2018, when Mozilla made key additions to its Manifesto to be more explicit around it’s mission to guard the open nature of the internet....

First Steps Toward Lasting Change

In this moment of rapid change, we recognize that the relics of racism exist. The actions we have seen most recently are not isolated actions. Racial injustice affects all aspects of life in our society, our collective progress has been insufficient, Mozilla’s progress has been insufficient. As we said earlier this month, we have work to do. Today,...

Mozilla Announces Second Three COVID-19 Solutions Fund Recipients

Innovations spanning food supplies, medical records and PPE manufacture were today included in the final three awards made by Mozilla from its COVID-19 Solutions Fund. The Fund was established at the end of March by the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS), to offer up to $50,000 each to open source technology projects responding to the COVID-19...

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