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Firefox Breaks Up With Google, Makes Yahoo The Browser’s Default Search Engine

Right now, Google is probably on the couch wrapped in blankets with The Notebook on repeat, eyeballs deep in a trough of chocolate ice cream. Mozilla dumped Google this week after three years together, as Firefox’s default search engine, and has decided to go steady with Yahoo instead. [More]

OkCupid Blocks Itself On Firefox Over Mozilla CEO’s Stance Against Equal Marriage

OkCupid Blocks Itself On Firefox Over Mozilla CEO’s Stance Against Equal Marriage

Dating and the internet go together like well, dating and the Internet. It’s a winning combination, but popular dating site OkCupid is fine with missing a slice of that action if it comes down to a question of equal rights for gay people. The site has effectively blocked itself on Firefox over brand new Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s stance on gay marriage. Namely, that he’s against it. [More]

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Mozilla To Display Ads Within Firefox

It’s always a bit of a shocking event when the lion and the lamb go quietly walking around together like they’re meant to be together. Which is why it’s a bit of a head scratcher to hear that Mozilla — the company that once ticked off the advertising industry by announcing plans to test a patch to block third party cookies by default — will now be displaying ads right from inside its browser. [More]

Mozilla Blacks Out Against SOPA & PIPA Without Leaving Firefox Users In The Lurch

Mozilla Blacks Out Against SOPA & PIPA Without Leaving Firefox Users In The Lurch

Mozilla is making its stance against SOPA and PIPA clear today, by joining the list of sites featuring a blackout page and a call to action to protest the anti-piracy acts. But while they take a stand, users seeking technical support for Mozilla products like Firefox will still be able to access that site and get security updates. [More]

New Firefox, Internet Explorer Browsers Compete For Your Love

New Firefox, Internet Explorer Browsers Compete For Your Love

Stepping up to compete with the latest version of Google Chrome, new versions of Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer are poised to continue the arms race to get you to see the internet through their distinctive sets of eyes. [More]

Google And Mozilla Announce New "Do Not Track Me" Features

Google And Mozilla Announce New "Do Not Track Me" Features

Google and Mozilla have posted that they’re adding new features to their browsers that will let users opt out of being tracked by third-party advertisers. The move comes a few weeks after the FTC issued a report recommending browser software developers to implement such a mechanism. [More]

Security Patching For XP Service Pack 2 Ends Today

Security Patching For XP Service Pack 2 Ends Today

If you’re still using Windows XP SP2, you’re about to be on your own. Today Microsoft releases its final security update for Service Pack 2 (the 32-bit version, at least). [More]

Citibank Doesn't Want Your Business, Linux Users

Citibank Doesn't Want Your Business, Linux Users

For some reason, Citibank won’t let customers using Linux computers log in to their online accounts. Adam argues that in 2009 this doesn’t make sense, especially when no other major corporate website blocks him like this.

Shut Out The Worst Ad Offenders With These Firefox Tricks

Shut Out The Worst Ad Offenders With These Firefox Tricks

If advertisers and websites would play fair with their readers, we wouldn’t need to apply various filters and blocks to them. But when you’re trying to read an article and every sixth word is hotlinked with a pop-up ad, while the FavIcon in the browser window blinks at you like a traffic light, while loud video clips start auto-playing when the page loads—well, it’s time to shut it all down. Lifehacker has put together a great list of all the ways to reclaim your sanity when you’re online.

http://consumerist.com/2008/03/28/buy-it-later-is-a/

Buy It Later is a cool Firefox extension that monitors specific products for you for price drops or for them to come back in stock. [BuyLater via Lifehacker]

Wells Fargo's Website Wants You To Use Netscape Navigator For Security Reasons

Wells Fargo's Website Wants You To Use Netscape Navigator For Security Reasons

I recently tried to sign up for online access to my Wells Fargo Financial account. I am on a mac and use Firefox or Safari – depending on my mood.

AT&T: We Only Support Windows And Internet Explorer, No Safari

AT&T: We Only Support Windows And Internet Explorer, No Safari

Reader Jen was having a hard time using AT&T’s website. She says, “It was very slow, I was asked to log in several times, the fonts unreadably small in places (and not just fine print, either).”

How To Block Facebook's Beacon

How To Block Facebook's Beacon

Don’t like Facebook secretly tracking your online purchases and telling your friends what you bought? Users of the Firefox we browser can use an easy add-on that jams the beacon’s signal. Just install the BlockSite add-on, and then add http://*facebook.com/beacon/* as one of the blocked sites. Make sure to keep those asterisks in. If that sounds a little complicated, this step-by-step walk-through at Wikihow shows you how it’s done. Alternatively, you could also add the same url to AdBlockPlus, another Firefox extension.

Updated Nested Comments Script Released

Updated Nested Comments Script Released

YogurtEart has released a new update to his awesome nested comments script. This is an optional Firefox + Greasemonkey add-on that makes it so comments that reply to one another appear below each other and indented. Personally, I find this makes following the various sub-conversations within a thread easier. Supports Firefox with GreaseMonkey and Opera with Opera UserJS. The new version fixes the problem of the commenter buttons getting smooshed next to each other within a nest.

RetailMeNot Firefox Extension AutoFinds Deals For Online Stores You're Visting

RetailMeNot Firefox Extension AutoFinds Deals For Online Stores You're Visting

The RetailMeNot site helps you find coupon codes for tons of different sites online, and now there’s a RetailMeNot Firefox extension to make deal-finding even easier. Sometimes you forget to scope out the coupon code sites for applicable savings before checking out at online retailers. This handy extension gives you a little warning on the top bar if its found coupons for the site you’re currently visiting.

http://consumerist.com/2007/08/16/see-if-theres-any-coupons/

See if there’s any coupons around for the site you’re viewing with the Coupon Craze Firefox add-on. [Lifehacker]

http://consumerist.com/2007/07/25/wesabe-the-personal-finance-social-networking/

Wesabe, the personal-finance social networking site, introduced a Firefox extension to ease member’s upload and access to banking data. [Wheaties For Your Wallet]

Does Comcast Hate Mac And Firefox?

Does Comcast Hate Mac And Firefox?

You’d think the country’s largest ISP would embrace customers who use Firefox and Safari. Or maybe you wouldn’t. Tech.Blorge blogger David says they “hate” Mac and Firefox. Strong words!