Liz Gannes

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Firefox Now At Version 8, With Twitter Added to the Search Bar

Firefox today releases version 8 of its browser (don’t be too alarmed if you catch yourself using a version with a much smaller number; Mozilla has changed its numbering system to make major releases more often, which makes them more minor). The new PC version has Twitter search in the top bar and disallows automatic add-on installations. Plus, the new Firefox for Android has a password protection system for when phones get lost.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work