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Mozilla Firefox 90 Is Now Available for Download, Removes Built-In FTP Support

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The biggest change in the Mozilla Firefox 90 release is the deprecation of FTP (File Transfer Protocol) support. Firefox follows on the footsteps of Google Chrome/Chromium, and other web browsers, to no longer allow access to ftp:// links.

Mozilla started deprecating FTP support since Firefox 88, but users where able to re-enable the feature by setting the network.ftp.enabled option from false to true in about:config. But starting with the Firefox 90 release, all FTP code is now gone forever and can’t be re-enabled, which means that you’ll have to use a special app to access your FTP sites.

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Mozilla Security Blog: Firefox 90 supports Fetch Metadata...

  • Mozilla Security Blog: Firefox 90 supports Fetch Metadata Request Headers

    We are pleased to announce that Firefox 90 will support Fetch Metadata Request Headers which allows web applications to protect themselves and their users against various cross-origin threats like (a) cross-site request forgery (CSRF), (Cool cross-site leaks (XS-Leaks), and (c) speculative cross-site execution side channel (Spectre) attacks.

    Cross-site attacks on Web Applications

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Firefox 90 Available to Download, This is What’s New

  • Firefox 90 Available to Download, This is What’s New

    Mozilla Firefox 90 is now available to download for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

    Since last month’s Firefox 89 release was a substantial one you won’t be surprised to know Firefox 90 is a more modest affair. The biggest feature addition is background updating for Windows users (it allows the browser to be updated even when it’s not running).

    The new, if not-universally-loved ‘Proton’ redesign remains almost identical to the last version. Mozilla’s dev task force don’t appear to have made any significant changes based on its initial reception. Firefox 90 does not (in the version I tested) remove or retire any of the flags users can change to disable Proton entirely (or tame its excesses).

Firefox 90 coverage and Mozilla originals

  • Mozilla Performance Blog: Bringing you a snappier Firefox

    In this blog post we’ll talk about what the Firefox Performance team set out to achieve for 2021 and the Firefox 89 release last month. With the help of many people from across the Firefox organization, we delivered a 10-30% snappier, more instantaneous Firefox experience. That’s right, it isn’t just you! Firefox is faster, and we have the numbers to prove it.

  • Firefox 90 Released With FTP Support Removed, Better WebRender Software Performance - Phoronix

    Mozilla has officially released Firefox 90.0 as the latest monthly update to their cross-platform web browser.

    Changes with Firefox 90 include working hyperlinks when printing pages to PDFs, a new version of the SmartBlock feature for better privacy, various security fixes, FTP support has now been completely removed as planned, better WebRender performance for its software renderer, and with that the software WebRender should be used by most users now lacking hardware acceleration.

  • Firefox 90 is Here with Some Small but Important Tweaks

    Firefox 90 is here and comes with some notable new features and improvements to make the update noteworthy.

    After last month’s major redesign, you’ll be forgiven for thinking that Firefox might take it easy with its latest update. With Firefox 90, the Mozilla has added a number of improvements mainly to the Windows version of its browser.

  • Mozilla Security Blog: Firefox 90 introduces SmartBlock 2.0 for Private Browsing

    Today, with the launch of Firefox 90, we are excited to announce a new version of SmartBlock, our advanced tracker blocking mechanism built into Firefox Private Browsing and Strict Mode. SmartBlock 2.0 combines a great web browsing experience with robust privacy protection, by ensuring that you can still use third-party Facebook login buttons to sign in to websites, while providing strong defenses against cross-site tracking.

    At Mozilla, we believe that privacy is a fundamental right. As part of the effort to provide a strong privacy option, Firefox includes the built-in Tracking Protection feature that operates in Private Browsing windows and Strict Mode to automatically block scripts, images, and other content from being loaded from known cross-site trackers. Unfortunately, blocking such cross-site tracking content can break website functionality.

  • Support.Mozilla.Org: What’s up with SUMO – July 2021

    Welcome to a new quarter. Lots of projects and planning are underway. But first, let’s take a step back and see what we’ve been doing for the past month.

Hacks.Mozilla.Org: Getting lively with Firefox 90

  • Hacks.Mozilla.Org: Getting lively with Firefox 90

    As the summer rolls around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, temperatures are high and unwinding with a cool ice tea is high on the agenda. Isn’t it lucky then that Background Update is here for Windows, which means Firefox can update even if it’s not running. We can just sit back and relax!

    Also this release we see a few nice JavaScript additions, including private fields and methods for classes, and the at() method for Array, String and TypedArray global objects.

Firefox 90 released

  • Firefox 90 released

    Version 90 of the Firefox browser is out. The headline feature this time around, beyond working links in PDF output, is a new version of the SmartBlock feature which appears to have been designed with a specific goal in mind: "Third-party Facebook scripts are blocked to prevent you from being tracked, but are now automatically loaded 'just in time' if you decide to 'Log in with Facebook' on any website."

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