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Notes on Implementing Vaccine Passports

Now that we’re starting to get widespread COVID vaccination “vaccine passports” have started to become more relevant. The idea behind a vaccine passport is that you would have some kind of credential that you could use to prove that you had been vaccinated against COVID; various entities (airlines, clubs, employers, etc.) might require such a […]

Software Innovation Prevails in Landmark Supreme Court Ruling in Google v. Oracle

In an important victory for software developers, the Supreme Court ruled today that re-implementing an API is fair use under US copyright law. The Court’s reasoning should apply to all cases where developers re-implement an API, to enable interoperability, or to allow developers to use familiar commands. This resolves years of uncertainty, and will enable […]

Reinstating net neutrality in the US

Today, Mozilla together with other internet companies ADT, Dropbox, Eventbrite, Reddit, Vimeo, Wikimedia, sent a letter to the FCC asking the agency to reinstate net neutrality as a matter of urgency. For almost a decade, Mozilla has defended user access to the internet, in the US and around the world. Our work to preserve net […]

Protecting Search and Browsing Data from Warrantless Access

As the maker of Firefox, we know that browsing and search data can provide a detailed portrait of our private lives and needs to be protected. That’s why we work to safeguard your browsing data, with privacy features like Enhanced Tracking Protection and more secure DNS. Unfortunately, too much search and browsing history still is […]

The USA Freedom Act and Browsing History

Last Thursday, the US Senate voted to renew the USA Freedom Act which authorizes a variety of forms of national surveillance. As has been reported, this renewal does not include an amendment offered by Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Steve Daines that would have explicitly prohibited the warrantless collection of Web browsing history. The legislation […]

Contact Tracing, Governments, and Data

Digital contact tracing apps have emerged in recent weeks as one potential tool in a suite of solutions that would allow countries around the world to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and get people back to their daily lives. These apps raise a number of challenging privacy issues and have been subject to extensive technical […]

New Year, New Rights: What to know about California’s new privacy law

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) expands the rights of Californians over their data. Starting in 2020, Californians have the right to know what personal information is being collected, access it, see with whom their data is being shared, and opt-out of the sale of that data. You might have heard of this new law […]

Breaking down this week’s net neutrality court decision

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its ruling in Mozilla v. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the court case to defend net neutrality protections for American consumers. The opinion opened a path for states to put net neutrality protections in place, even as the fight over FCC federal regulation is […]

Facebook Answers Mozilla’s Call to Deliver Open Ad API Ahead of EU Election

After calls for increased transparency and accountability from Mozilla and partners in civil society, Facebook announced it would open its Ad Archive API next month. While the details are still limited, this is an important first step to increase transparency of political advertising and help prevent abuse during upcoming elections. We’re committed to a new […]

Mozilla Argues Net Neutrality Case before the D.C. Court of Appeals

Mozilla Chief Operating Officer Denelle Dixon issued this statement following the oral arguments in Mozilla v. FCC, the case challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality protections: “Today we fought for an open and free internet that puts consumers first. Mozilla took on this challenge because we believe the FCC needs to follow […]