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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik