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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#587 The future of Firefox is … Chrome
Senior VP Mark Mayo caused a storm by revealing that the Firefox team is working on a next-generation browser that will run on the same technology as Google's Chrome browser.

"Let's jump right in and say yes, the rumors are true, we're working on browser prototypes that look and feel almost nothing like the current Firefox," Mayo wrote in a blog post.

"The premise for these experiments couldn't be simpler: what we need a browser to do for us – both on PCs and mobile devices – has changed a lot since Firefox 1.0, and we're long overdue for some fresh approaches."

The biggest surprise, however, was that the project, named Tofino, will not use Firefox's core technology – Gecko – but will instead plumb for Electron, which is built on the technology behind Google's rival Chrome browser, called Chromium.
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#592 Underwriters Labs refuses to share new IoT cybersecurity standard
#591 Broken IBM Java patch prompts another disclosure
#590 Qbot malware morphs quickly to evade detection
#589 Cisco report: Cybersecurity to help businesses deliver digital growth strategies
#588 Let's Encrypt free security certificate program leaves beta
#587 The future of Firefox is … Chrome
#586 Jigsaw ransomware decrypted: Will delete your files until you pay the Ransom
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