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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald