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Firefox 27 Released: TLS 1.2 Support, SPDY 3.1, SocialAPI Improvements 167

Posted by Soulskill
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jones_supa writes "Mozilla has released Firefox 27 for Linux, Android, Mac, and Windows (download). One of the big changes is enabling support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2 by default. Firefox 27 also supports the SPDY 3.1 protocol. Developers got some new toys: support was added for ES6 generators in SpiderMonkey, the debugger will de-obfuscate JavaScript, and style sheets can be reset by using all:unset. Mozilla also announced some new social integration options. In addition to all these changes, the Android version got some UI improvements and font readability upgrades. For a future release, Mozilla is currently testing a new approach for Firefox Sync in Nightly builds. They recognized the headaches involved with how it works, and they're now opting to use a simple e-mail and password combination like Google Chrome does. In the old system, users were forced to store an auto-generated authorization code, which, if lost, would render their bookmarks, passwords and browsing history inaccessible. "
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Firefox 27 Released: TLS 1.2 Support, SPDY 3.1, SocialAPI Improvements

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  • Do not want ... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by gstoddart (321705) on Tuesday February 04, 2014 @02:52PM (#46152695) Homepage

    Mozilla also announced some new social integration options

    I sincerely hope these are optional and not going to get rammed down our throats so Mozilla can collect more ad revenue.

    Because, quite frankly, I have no interest in having my web browser trying to integrate with social media.

  • Re:Do not want ... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 04, 2014 @03:42PM (#46153409)

    The fact that you do not see it is irrelevant.The code is there, increasing the attack surface of Firefox and thus adding risk for the user without giving him choice.

    This is especially annoying because 'social' is not a core function of a browser and should not be an integral part of it. This is what add-ons are for.

  • by archen (447353) on Tuesday February 04, 2014 @04:52PM (#46154409)

    I'm not sure a "Classic" version would help much, it's the Internet itself that's bloated. You can have the fastest browser ever, but you're still downloading all that social media crap with Javascript pulled from all corners of the globe. The fastest web browsing experience? Firefox with Adblock and NoScript.

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