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  • WebAssembly and Back Again: Fine-Grained Sandboxing in Firefox 95

    In Firefox 95, we're shipping a novel sandboxing technology called RLBox — developed in collaboration with researchers at the University of California San Diego and the University of Texas — that makes it easy and efficient to isolate subcomponents to make the browser more secure. This technology opens up new opportunities beyond what's been possible with traditional process-based sandboxing, and we look forward to expanding its usage and (hopefully) seeing it adopted in other browsers and software projects.The post WebAssembly and Back Again: Fine-Grained Sandboxing in Firefox 95 appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

  • Hacks Decoded: Seyi Akiwowo, Founder of Glitch

    Seyi Akiwowo’s reputation precedes her. Akiwowo is the founder of Glitch, an organization that seeks to end online abuse. We spoke with Seyi over video chat to learn about what drives her, why she does what she does and what she’d be doing if not battling trolls online for a living. The post Hacks Decoded: Seyi Akiwowo, Founder of Glitch appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

  • Hacks Decoded: Thomas Park, Founder of Codepip

    Welcome to our Hacks: Decoded Interview series! We spoke with Thomas Park over email about coding, his favourite apps and his past life at Mozilla. Thomas is the founder of Codepip, a platform he created for coding games that helps people learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc. The most popular game is Flexbox Froggy.The post Hacks Decoded: Thomas Park, Founder of Codepip appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

  • Lots to see in Firefox 93!

    Firefox 93 comes with lots of lovely updates including AVIF image format support, filling of XFA-based forms in its PDF viewer and protection against insecure downloads by blocking downloads relying on insecure connections.The post Lots to see in Firefox 93! appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

  • Implementing form filling and accessibility in the Firefox PDF viewer

    Last year, during lockdown, many discovered the importance of PDF forms when having to deal remotely with administrations and large organizations like banks. Firefox supported displaying PDF forms, but it didn’t support filling them: users had to print them, fill them by hand, and scan them back to digital form. We decided it was time to reinvest in the PDF viewer (PDF.js) and support filling PDF forms within Firefox to make our users' lives easier.The post Implementing form filling and accessibility in the Firefox PDF viewer appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

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