Firefox 60 now available for download with sponsored stories, better Android performance, and more
Yesterday, Mozilla finally offered the new Firefox 60.0 for the Release channel users. According to the official release notes page for the desktop version, this update "offers something for everyone and a little something extra for everyone who deploys Firefox in an enterprise environment."
The Android version of Firefox 60 only comes with a new option in the Page Action menu (the View Page Source feature, to be accurate) and faster page rendering — thanks to Quantum CSS (Stylo) — in addition to the usual security fixes and tweaks.
Although it might not seem important to many users yet, Firefox 60 is the first browser to report the emerging W3C standard known as Web Authentication (shortly known as WebAuthn). To make a long story short, it is enough to say that WebAuthn promises to provide password-free logins, thus making phishing attacks a lot harder. Later this month, it will come to Chrome 67 and Microsoft Edge, while Safari should also get it, but probably in a few months.
The New Tab page now features a responsive layout and sponsored stories "Recommended by Pocket" that Mozilla says will only show up "occasionally" to US-based users for the time being.
The enterprise version of Firefox now allows IT administrators to adjust the browser as needed using Windows Group Policy to block websites and to restrict user access to the browser's settings or certain features.
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