The team behind Firefox Mobile (codename Fennec) confirmed that there would be "no Firefox Browser for the iPhone," claiming that there are "technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone".
It is said instead that Mozilla will be concentrating its efforts on Firefox Home, the cloud-based app for iOS devices.
Firefox 4 Beta 7 hit the shelf with great performance boost and start up!
Anonymizer Labs Develops ‘Anonymizer Nevercookie’ to Contend With the Evercookie Threat
Anonymizer Nevercookie™ is a FREE Firefox plugin that protects against the Evercookie API.
The plugin extends Firefox’s private browsing mode by preventing Evercookies from identifying and tracking users.
Evercookie is a new, more persistent cookie form that enables the storage of cookie data in a number of different locations, such as Flash cookies and various locations of HTML5 storage. This allows websites to track user behavior even when users have enabled private browsing. Because an Evercookie stores data in locations outside of where standard cookies are stored, an Evercookie can rebuild itself unless users go through a number of steps to completely clear and reset their local storage.
Anonymizer Nevercookie simplifies this process and eliminates the manual steps required to completely remove Evercookies. And it does so without also removing all of the necessary cookies that a user actually wants to keep, such as those for browsing history and remembered logins. When Anonymizer Nevercookie is engaged along with Firefox’s private browsing mode, it quarantines an Evercookie and removes it after the browsing session.
- The Firefox Sync setup experience has been greatly improved across desktop and mobile devices
- Speed, functionality, and compatibility improvements to WebGL
- Additional polish for the Firefox Add-ons Manager
If things are going the way the past 2 nightly builds I can see an excellent Firefox 4.0 (official) to be offered before the end of February 2011. Performance is solid with little system resource needed, 98% of the extensions that I use are already conformed. As far as security concerns, sensible surfing and a good free virus scanner would do the job.
* Support for the proposed Do Not Track ("DNT") header
* Connection status messages are now shown in a small overlay
* WebGL has been re-enabled on Linux
* The default homepage design has been refreshed
* Firefox no longer switches into offline mode automatically
- Increased performance while viewing Flash content
- Improved plugin compatibility with hardware acceleration enabled
- Hovering over links now displays the URL at the bottom of the window rather than in the location bar
- General stability, performance, and compatibility improvements