Firefox for Android Gains HTTPS Encryption Plugin
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has ported its HTTPS Everywhere product to Firefox for Android devices. HTTPS Everywhere, which was previously only available to desktop machines, is an extension that encrypts communications between devices and web sites. The EFF claims HTTPS Everywhere will offer mobile device owners a higher level of security by switching insecure HTTP connections to secure HTTPS connections. Web sites that might otherwise have been transmitted openly in HTTP will be encrypted to block third parties, ISPs, and others from spying on or interfering with the device owner. HTTPS Everywhere is free to download from the EFF's web site. The EFF didn't say if or when it might offer HTTPS Everywhere to other Android browsers, but it did say that it cannot offer HTTPS Everywhere to Firefox for the iPhone.
Mozilla Releases Firefox to iOS Devices
Mozilla today made its Firefox browser available to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Mozilla released a preview of the browser in New Zealand in September, but is now offering the Safari alternative to everyone.
Google Chrome for Android Becomes More Efficient
Google today updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with new tools to help reduce data usage, download pages for offline use, and discover more personalized content. To start, Data Saver has expanded to video.
Mozilla Testing Firefox Browser for iOS
Mozilla has released a public preview of its Firefox browser for iOS, though the preview is limited to New Zealand. Mozilla has long shied away from bringing Firefox to iOS, but given the popularity of iOS devices it reconsidered.
Chrome 68 Will Mark All HTTP Sites As 'Not Secure'
In the interest of security, Google plans to call out web sites that don't adopt https. Later this year, version 68 of the Chrome web browser will proactively label web sites that don't make use of https encryption.
No HTTPS for iPhone.
Eric M. Zeman said:
"...it did say that it cannot offer HTTPS Everywhere to Firefox for the iPhone."
Another kick in the gut to iSheeps.