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  • Factory IoT Saves Intel $9 Million jfruh writes Want a good way to sell someone a new technology? Prove to them that you believe in it enough to use it yourself. Intel has been trying to get customers to buy into the concept of the... 2014-10-01T21:10:00Z
  • The "Man In the Moon" Was Created By Mega Volcano astroengine writes Whenever you look up at the near side of the moon, you see a face looking back at you. This is the "Man in the Moon" and it has inspired many questions about how it could have... 2014-10-01T20:27:00Z
  • Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi Rambo Tribble writes The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered Boeing to replace Honeywell-built cockpit screens that could be affected by wi-fi transmissions. Additionally, the FAA has... 2014-10-01T19:44:00Z
  • Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics mi writes Attorney General Eric Holder called it is "worrisome" that tech companies are providing default encryption on consumer electronics, adding that locking authorities out of being able to... 2014-10-01T19:12:00Z
  • Japan's Shinkansen Bullet Trains Celebrate 50th Anniversary AmiMoJo writes Japan's Shinkansen bullet-train has marked its 50th anniversary. The first Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka debuted on October 1st, 1964, ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Since... 2014-10-01T18:51:00Z
  • iOS Trojan Targets Hong Kong Protestors First time accepted submitter Kexel writes Security researchers have claimed to discover the first Apple iOS Trojan attack in a move to thwart the communications of pro-democracy Hong Kong... 2014-10-01T18:30:00Z
  • Earth Gets Another Quasi-Moon The Bad Astronomer writes Astronomers have found a new asteroid, 2014 OL339, that is a quasi-moon of the Earth. Discovered accidentally earlier this year, the 150-meter asteroid has an orbit that is... 2014-10-01T17:48:00Z
  • Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records nbauman writes: Doctors with one medical records system can't exchange information with systems made by other vendors, including those at their own hospitals, according to the New York Times. One... 2014-10-01T17:07:00Z
  • Hundreds of Police Agencies Distributing Spyware and Keylogger realized sends this news from the EFF: For years, local law enforcement agencies around the country have told parents that installing ComputerCOP software is the "first step" in protecting their... 2014-10-01T16:26:00Z
  • The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine An anonymous reader writes: You may recall Cody Wilson as the man behind the world's first 3D-printed gun. He built a company behind the ideals of DIY gun-making, and now he's come back with another... 2014-10-01T15:44:00Z
  • Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry An anonymous reader writes: In 2000, NASA began taking satellite images of the Aral Sea in central Asia, which was once the fourth-largest inland lake in the world. At that time, there was an... 2014-10-01T15:01:00Z
  • China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons An anonymous reader writes: A pleasant event was planned for the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. A ceremony at Tiananmen Square would release 10,000 pigeons at... 2014-10-01T14:19:00Z
  • Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets? An anonymous reader writes: Have you ever been pulled over for a traffic stop and wondered if your sporty car was what caught the officer's attention? Ever had an officer pass up your clunker to... 2014-10-01T13:37:00Z
  • Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film SchrodingerZ writes: Threshold Entertainment has announced that it will be producing a live action film based on the Russian stacking game Tetris. Designed in 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris has... 2014-10-01T12:56:00Z
  • Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity An anonymous reader writes: Elon Musk's ambitions for SpaceX keep getting bigger. First he wanted to make the trip to Mars affordable, then he wanted to establish a city-sized colony, and now he's got... 2014-10-01T12:14:00Z
  • David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures 00_NOP writes: Children in the U.K. have been taught in metric measures in school since (at least) 1972, but yesterday British Prime Minister David Cameron suggested that they should actually be... 2014-10-01T09:20:00Z
  • The Executive Order That Redefines Data Collection sandbagger writes: " ...it is often the case that one can be led astray by relying on the generic or commonly understood definition of a particular word." That quote apparently applies to words... 2014-10-01T06:15:00Z
  • Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity An anonymous reader writes: Contrary to what we were sometimes taught in high school physics, the Earth's gravity is not constant. It actually shows slight variations on different parts of the Earth's... 2014-10-01T04:10:00Z
  • Mysterious Feature Appears and Disappears In a Sea On Titan schwit1 writes: Cassini images taken in 2007, 2013, and 2014 of one of Titan's largest hydrocarbon seas find that a mysterious feature there keeps appearing and disappearing. Quoting: "The... 2014-10-01T03:03:00Z
  • Are the World's Religions Ready For ET? Science_afficionado writes: At the current rate of discovery, astronomers will have identified more than a million exoplanets by the year 2045. That means, if life is at all common in the Milky Way... 2014-10-01T02:04:00Z
  • Arducorder, Next Open Source Science Tricorder-like Device, Nears Completion upontheturtlesback writes: The Arducorder Mini, an Arduino-compatible pocket-sized handheld sensing tool and the next in line of open source science tricorder-like devices designed by Dr. Peter... 2014-09-30T23:58:00Z
  • Hong Kong Protesters Use Mesh Networks To Organize wabrandsma sends this article from New Scientist: Hong Kong's mass protest is networked. Activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any cellphone connection. Since the... 2014-09-30T23:13:00Z
  • Joey Hudy: From High School Kid to Celebrity Maker to Intel Intern (Video) Timothy Lord met Joey Hudy at an Intel Dev Forum. Joey is possibly the youngest intern Intel has ever hired, but he's made a big splash in the 'Maker world', so having him around is probably worth... 2014-09-30T22:30:00Z
  • Ebola Has Made It To the United States An anonymous reader sends news that the CDC has confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed on U.S. soil. An unnamed patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas was placed in isolation... 2014-09-30T21:45:00Z
  • Four Charged With Stealing Army Helicopter Training Software itwbennett writes: Four alleged members of an international computer hacking ring face charges in the U.S. of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. Army and several tech companies and... 2014-09-30T21:00:00Z
  • U.S. Secret Service director resigns The recent break-in at the White House created insurmountable heat for Julia Pierson. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:32:09 -0400
  • Texas Ebola patient had contact with kids Texas Gov. Rick Perry says school-aged children are being monitored for symptoms. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:20:12 -0400
  • Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn says he plans to seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:56:11 -0400
  • Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that showed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, who had been in her position since March 2013, faced growing calls from lawmakers to step down in the fallout from a Sept. 19 incident in which an Iraq war veteran clambered over the White House fence, sprinted across the lawn and got deep inside the mansion before he was stopped. ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:34:55 -0400
  • Up to 18 exposed to U.S. Ebola patient, including children By Lisa Maria Garza and Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - Health experts were observing up to 18 people, including children, who had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, officials said on Wednesday. Confirmation that a man who flew to Texas from Liberia later fell ill with the hemorrhagic fever prompted U.S. health officials to take steps to contain the virus, which has killed at least 3,338 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the World Health Organization said. ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:17:54 -0400
  • Judge rules loss could be imposed on Calpers in Stockton bankruptcy By Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday ruled that the state's public employee retirement system, known as Calpers, could be forced to absorb losses along with other creditors. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System could be rejected. While the judge ruled the city may impose losses on Calpers, he has not yet ruled that it must do so as part of its financial restructuring. ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:58:05 -0400
  • Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago at age 4 found alive in Mexico An Austin, Texas, girl abducted 12 years ago has been found in Mexico, law enforcement officials say. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:37:02 -0400
  • US, India to Team Up on Mars Exploration India's recent Mars success appears to have turned some heads. NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will investigate ways to collaborate on future missions to Mars, officials said Tuesday (Sept. 30). The announcement comes just one week after India put its first-ever Mars probe in orbit around the Red Planet, becoming just the fourth entity — after the United States, the Soviet Union and the European Space Agency — to do so. NASA and ISRO also signed an agreement Tuesday that lays out their respective roles on the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission, which is scheduled to launch to Earth orbit in 2020 to study the consequences of climate change on a fine scale. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:24:16 -0400
  • UN loses first staffer to virus outbreak "Probable Ebola" strikes member of international organization in Liberia. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:48:49 -0400
  • Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap Study after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who commit similar crimes — an entrenched racial disparity in the nation’s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as “shameful” and unacceptable. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:21:21 -0400
  • No country for old men, or women: Afghanistan By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan is the worst country to live in as an older person, an annual index on the wellbeing of the elderly showed on Wednesday. The Asian country was ranked bottom for the second consecutive year in HelpAge International's Global AgeWatch Index, its health situation in particular the poorest in the world. Norway topped the index - up one place from last year - followed by Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and Germany, all of which remained in the top 10. ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:36:55 -0400
  • 'Not comfortable' with Secret Service chief in job Senior Democratic lawmaker wants Julia Pierson to leave after series of presidential security breaches. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:39:54 -0400
  • Rhode Island child dies of infection related to Enterovirus D68 By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination. The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last week as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis alongside the respiratory virus, the Rhode Island Department of Health said in a statement, calling it a "very rare combination that can cause very severe illness in children and adults. ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:46:34 -0400
  • Corruption allegations deep-freeze Greenland's government By Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three Greenlandic ministers stepped down from the government on Wednesday to press Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond to quit after she was accused of misuse of state money on private flights and hotels for family members. Hammond, premier since April last year, temporarily left office on Tuesday to wait for the results of an inquiry into her use of state funds, naming Kim Kielsen as her acting head of government. ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:03:14 -0400
  • Florida cop on leave after using stun gun on 62-year-old woman TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:27:42 -0400
  • 700-year-old tomb may decide Turkey's role in IS fight By Dasha Afanasieva and Selin Bucak ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A vow to defend the 700-year-old tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, in a Turkish enclave in northern Syria could decide Turkey's role in the military campaign against Islamic State. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Tuesday that the militants were advancing on the white stone mausoleum, guarded by several dozen Turkish soldiers and perched on a manicured lawn under a Turkish flag on the banks of the Euphrates. ... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:21:02 -0400
  • NYC teacher at elite school faces multiple sex charges NEW YORK (AP) — A teacher at an elite New York City high school already accused of sending an indecent photo to a student is now facing an additional 36-count indictment alleging he victimized six others. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:05:41 -0400
  • Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race No one expected the 2014 Colorado governor's race to be tight — or even much of a race. Now the contest between Gov. John Hickenlooper and former dairy farmer, community banker, and Congressman Bob Beauprez is a textbook tossup. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:20:07 -0400
  • Congo tries to contain second Ebola outbreak Death toll from virus rose to 42 Wednesday in separate spread from West Africa's. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:05:12 -0400
  • Taiwan throws support behind Hong Kong protests Chinese Communist Party has long wanted a governing arrangement like Hong Kong's, for Taiwan. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:14:12 -0400
  • China body-searches 10K pigeons released for holiday celebration: reports BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:33:24 -0400
  • Royals slip past A's in epic 12-inning AL wild-card game K.C. scores a crazy, come-from-behind, 12-inning, walk-off 9-8 victory over the Oakland A’s. Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47 OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:38:48 -0400
  • Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings Protest leaders vow to step up their actions if the territory's leader doesn't resign. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:43:18 -0400
  • Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S. CDC director: “I have no doubt we’ll stop this disease dead in its tracks in the U.S." Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:50:18 -0400
  • Plea accepted in embassy bombings case Judge accepts Egyptian lawyer's guilty plea in 1998 blasts of two U.S. embassies. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:25:56 -0400
  • Mayor of suburban L.A. city fatally shot; wife in custody BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:34:30 -0400
  • 3 charged in Mexico army killing of 22 Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:33:23 -0400
  • Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone, images released by NASA this week show. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:26:23 -0400
  • U.S. loosens civilian death policy in Syria, Iraq Exclusive: New standards in Iraq, Syria follow reports of Idlib missile strike casualties. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:50 -0400
  • Police on manhunt for ambush suspect find pipe bombs State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:20:25 -0400
  • Tsarnaev sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:19:06 -0400
  • Louisville high school placed on lockdown One student injured, school evacuated after reports of weapon on campus: police. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:19:02 -0400
  • 1 student injured, 2nd in custody at N.C. high school A shooting at a North Carolina high school early Tuesday left one male student wounded and another in custody, officials say. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:34:24 -0400
  • 25 killed in Baghdad car bomb, mortar attacks BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in a wave of car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police and medical sources said. It was one of the most violent days the capital has witnessed since U.S.-led forces began bombing Islamic State insurgents in Iraq last month. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but Islamic State, ultra-radical Sunni Muslim militants who seized swathes of northern Iraq in June, claimed several suicide bombings in the capital earlier this year. ... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:30:49 -0400
  • Police officer kills man through car door in his driveway Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:34:05 -0400
  • U.K. launches first airstrikes on IS in Iraq British tornado jets destroyed IS heavy weapons post, machine gun-mounted vehicle: report. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:09:11 -0400
  • No more 'paper or plastic': California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bags Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition ... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:14:33 -0400
  • Hong Kong protesters won't stop rallies Numbers swell for a third night before national holiday expected to put campaign for free elections into overdrive. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:02:58 -0400
  • Michael Phelps charged with DUI, speeding in Baltimore Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
  • Firefox Nightly 24, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 678037 - JS: Lazy bytecode generation.
    • Fixed: 883154 - JS: Add runtime wide cache for compiled lazy scripts.
    • Fixed: 875276 - JS: Don't create types for scripts until they are compiled by baseline.
    • Fixed: 868431 - JS: IonMonkey: Require baseline compilation, remove bailout-to-interpreter code.
    • Fixed: 845147 - Janky scrolling on pages with many small images.
    • Fixed: 873640 - Read-ahead not actually being used on omni.ja.
    • Fixed: 868441 - Bypass Cache When Lock Held Too Long.
    • Fixed: 791670 - Preload the new tab page.
    • Fixed: 846019 - Identify and aggregate extensions' compartments in about:memory.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 52500 - HTML: Make regular CSS properties apply on <input type='file'>.
    • Fixed: 674927 - HTML: Support spellcheck=false for contentEditable.
    • Fixed: 549861 - CSS: Implement parsing of font feature properties.
    • Fixed: 856410 - DOM: Implement promises.
    • Fixed: 869996 - JS: Set.prototype.{keys, values, entries}.
    • Fixed: 815431 - JS: String.prototype.repeat.
    • Fixed: 881939 - Debugger: Enable source maps by default.
    • Fixed: 833385 - WebVTT: Implement Track element and TextTrack* DOM classes.
    • Fixed: 836599 - WebAudio: Implement OfflineAudioContext.
    • Fixed: 815643 - WebAudio: Implement ConvolverNode.

    WebAudio API rollout status

    Security & privacy:

    • Fixed: 842657 - CSP: Enable the CSP 1.0 parser.
    • Fixed: 763879 - CSP: Implement blocking of inline stylesheets.
    • Fixed: 880735 - Reimplement the plugin doorhanger with new click-to-play behavior.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 866880 - Implement "Close Tabs to the Right" as a built-in feature.
    • Fixed: 600207 - SVG-as-image is fuzzy/pixelated when scaled or printed, when we trigger the tiling codepath.
    • Fixed: 234485 - xml:lang is not used for font selection or hyphenation.
    • Fixed: 602006 - Replace Error Console with Browser Console.
    • Fixed: 827915 - Get rid of SVG's own invalidation mechanisms and rely on DLBI instead.
    • Fixed: 823512 - Rewrite PeerConnection in JS-implemented WebIDL.
    • Fixed: 856427 - [Windows] Add vsync support.
    • Fixed: 794282 - [Linux] Enable GStreamer in official builds.

    Sources:

  • Firefox Nightly 23, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 805241 - JS: Merge the new baseline compiler.
    • Fixed: 804676 - JS: Remove dependence of Ion compilation on ScriptAnalysis::analyzeTypes.
    • Fixed: 825928 - Graphics: Layers refactoring.
    • Fixed: 865546 - Graphics: Large scaled images in SVG's cause choppy scrolling.
    • Fixed: 854803 - Graphics: Images on slow network continously use 1 full core.
    • Fixed: 600307 - Rewrite and cleanup DOMStorage code.
    • Fixed: 566746 - Form history should use asynchronous storage API.
    • Fixed: 697377 - Form Autocomplete should use asynchronous storage API.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and MemShrink blog posts.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 765780 - Enable plugins and JavaScript in designMode.

    For more, read Firefox 23 for developers.

    Security & privacy:

    • Fixed: 838692 - Don't allow navigating named targets from sandboxed iframes.
    • Fixed: 549697 - Add click-to-play plugin UI to the addon manager.
    • Fixed: 834836 - Turn on pref to block mixed active content.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 858538 - Download-attribute kills WebSocket connections.
    • Fixed: 560072 - Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor throws for many DOM objects.
    • Fixed: 485149 - Using box-shadow on a <fieldset> with <legend> does not follow box shape.
    • Fixed: 857820 - Drop only blink effect from text-decoration: blink; and completely remove <blink> element.
    • Fixed: 369180 - Proxy Authentication required while typing Search String.
    • Fixed: 649216 - Remove unnecessary delay when clicking tab close buttons sequentially.
    • Fixed: 636564 - [Mac] Lion-style floating scrollbars.

    Sources:

  • Firefox Nightly 22, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 840282 - Land OdinMonkey (asm.js optimizing compiler).
    • Fixed: 759585 - Change the granularity of collection from compartment to zone.
    • Fixed: 829747 - Do Async Canvas layers update.
    • Fixed: 716859 - Streaming WebGL Buffers (Double-buffering, etc).
    • Fixed: 751418 - Enable OpenGL acceleration on Skia.
    • Fixed: 753768 - Move page thumbnails I/O off the main thread.
    • Fixed: 716140 - Multithreaded image decoding.
    • Fixed: 689623 - Layout needs to provide information on which images are visible or likely to be visible.
    • Fixed: 810151 - Use readahead for ordered jar files such as omni.ja. Should be ~10% startup speedup.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and Nick's MemShrink blog.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 629801 - HTML: Implement <time> element.
    • Fixed: 839371 - HTML: Implement <data> element.
    • Fixed: 841948 - HTML: Enable <input type=range> on Nightly and Aurora.
    • Fixed: 345195 - HTML: Replace the anonymous <input type='text'> in <input type='file'> by a simple text.
    • Fixed: 829602 - JS: ParallelDo intrinsic and self-hosted ParallelArray.
    • Fixed: 846406 - JS: Implement arrow functions.
    • Fixed: 789897 - JS: Implement the preventExtensions and isExtensible trap for proxies.
    • Fixed: 839979 - JS: Implement Object.is.
    • Fixed: 690659 - XHR: Filename parameter in the FormData.append method.
    • Fixed: 604039 - DOM: Prototype Gamepad (Joystick) API.
    • Fixed: 650295 - DOM: Add support for speech input.
    • Fixed: 782211 - DOM: Implement notification API spec.
    • Fixed: 736324 - DOM: Allow naming blob URL.
    • Fixed: 783129 - DOM: Implement the document.register interface method.
    • Fixed: 407983 - DOM: Add clipboardData to the onpaste event.
    • Fixed: 737100 - DOM: Extend Pointer Lock for non-fullscreen elements.
    • Fixed: 805613 - Fullscreen: Handle multiple fullscreen documents concurrently.
    • Fixed: 724554 - Fullscreen: Don't exit fullscreen when focusing window on different display.
    • Fixed: 700023 - Fonts: Enable Graphite font shaping by default.
    • Fixed: 419588 - Image: Add support for multiple ICO and ICNS sizes.

    For more, read Firefox 22 for developers.

    Security & privacy:

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 82301 - Today History folder should be expanded by default.
    • Fixed: 767944 - Implement a manager for centralized quota and storage handling.
    • Fixed: 253564 - Plain text documents should word-wrap. (Toggle using View > Page Style or the pref “plain_text.wrap_long_lines”)
    • Fixed: 548763 - [Mac] Show download progress in dock icon.
    • Fixed: 844604 - [Windows] Increase default text size on hidpi displays.
    • Fixed: 748740 - New tab is not opening after "Ctrl/Cmd+Click" on a link if there is "event.stopPropagation()" in the "click" handler.
    • Fixed: 738952 - PDF: make "Save as..." File menu entry and Ctrl+S work.
    • Fixed: 743252 - PDF: Don't print the URL and other information when printing PDFs.
    • Fixed: 830267 - Don't store plugin preferences via pluginreg.dat: store them per-mimetype.
    • Fixed: 760140 - AAC and MP3 not supported in <audio> (but AAC supported as a <video> sound track!) when the Fluendo Complete Codec Pack is installed.

    Sources:

  • Firefox Nightly 21, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 784591 - Don't leave around decoded image data for display: none images.
    • Fixed: 836010 - When startup is determined to be slow, tell users about ways to improve their startup time.
    • Fixed: 823147 - Avoid hitting D2D slow path when drawing radial gradients from css.
    • Fixed: 821361 - JS: Optimize closures that only run once.
    • Fixed: 807853 - JS: Add parallel compilation mode.
    • Fixed: 715419 - JS: Specialize Array.prototype.sort when given the comparator is "return arg1 - arg2".
    • Fixed: 835417 - DOM: Mark DOM getters as pure when they are.
    • Fixed: 239254 - [Linux] Support disk cache on a local path.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and Nick's MemShrink blog.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 820508 - Add support for <main> element.
    • Fixed: 508725 - Implement scoped stylesheets.
    • Fixed: 440046 - Implement window.crypto.getRandomValues (secure PRNG).
    • Fixed: 828261 - Implement window.location.origin.
    • Fixed: 792263 - Implement decodeAudioData.
    • Fixed: 796463 - Enable WebRTC's PeerConnection by default.

    For more, read Firefox 21 for developers.

    Security & privacy:

    • Fixed: 838557 - Create and use a common interface for ASan/Valgrind memory handling functions.
    • Fixed: 821892 - Click-to-play: "Page Info" -> Permissions needs to be aware of plugin permission differentiation.
    • Fixed: 774315 - Click-to-play: Add "Hide this plugin" to context menu, to work around broken sites.
    • Fixed: 822371 - Mixed content: Improved UI for users who have set security.mixed_content.block_active_content.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 833511 - Add rotation gesture support to image documents.
    • Fixed: 765398 - Implement three-state UI for DNT (do not track me, okay to track me, decline to state).
    • Fixed: 815640 - Make permission manager aware of "file://" (without dirty hacks).
    • Fixed: 726275 - Shift-click on back/forward button doesn't load page.
    • Fixed: 712763 - Session restore loads saved windows in reverse order.
    • Fixed: 608735 - DOM: XMLHttpRequest's getAllResponseHeaders() returns null if the request is the result of CORS.
    • Fixed: 838269 - DOM: Support cross-global |... instanceof DOMInterface|.
    • Fixed: 777385 - DOM: Support Paris bindings objects that are either nsISupports or non-cycle-collected as weak map keys.
    • Fixed: 818023 - JS: function.caller does not always work.
    • Fixed: 786135 - JS: Make parseInt("042") === 42.
    • Fixed: 827784 - [Windows] Provide an option to disable favicons on webpage shortcuts.
    • Fixed: 837859 - [Windows] Enable Windows Media Foundation support for H.264 AAC, and MP3 playback on Windows 7 and later.
    • Fixed: 813488 - [Windows] Enable metro browser build.

    All 4385 changes between FIREFOX_AURORA_20_BASE and FIREFOX_AURORA_21_BASE

  • Firefox Nightly 20, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 816642 - Avoid fragmenting cache files.
    • Fixed: 807021 - Move LocalStorage writes off the main thread.
    • Fixed: 789932 - nsExternalAppHandler downloads files on the main thread.
    • Fixed: 813559 - JS: enable off-thread ion compilation by default.
    • Fixed: 747289 - JS: CSE on DOM getters when possible.
    • Fixed: 808245 - JS regexp: Use YARR's new MatchOnly JIT mode.
    • Fixed: 717853 - Testing: Integrate DMD into the browser.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and Nick's MemShrink blog.

    New web technologies:

    • Fixed: 548206 - HTML: Implement the auto value for the HTML dir attribute.
    • Fixed: 676619 - HTML: Implement proposed download attribute.
    • Fixed: 769385 - HTML: Support <input type="date">.
    • Fixed: 808148 - JS: Math.imul().
    • Fixed: 817368 - JS: Map.prototype.{keys,values,entries}.
    • Fixed: 814562 - JS: WeakMap.clear().
    • Fixed: 795542 - JS Workers: StringEncoding API (TextDecoder and TextEncoder interfaces).
    • Fixed: 617532 - DOM: UndoManager.
    • Fixed: 564815 - DOM: Implement window.devicePixelRatio.
    • Fixed: 654352 - DOM: Implement document.caretPositionFromPoint().
    • Fixed: 819741 - DOM: Support ArrayBufferView instances as parameters to XMLHttpRequest.send().
    • Fixed: 811701 - DOM: Move innerHTML/outerHTML/insertAdjacentHTML from HTMLElement to Element.
    • Fixed: 779917 - Implement CSS.supports().
    • Fixed: 783409 - CSS flexbox. (No longer behind a pref.)
    • Fixed: 793617 - CSS mask-type.
    • Fixed: 818400, 648722 - CSS :scope (for the upcoming scoped stylesheets feature).
    • Fixed: 329212 - Display the <svg:title> as a tooltip.
    • Fixed: 803124 - Canvas: isPointInStroke().
    • Fixed: 748433 - Canvas: Extend compositing with blend modes.
    • Fixed: 495040 - Video: Implement playbackRate and related bits.
    • Fixed: 799315 - Video: Windows Media Foundation backend for media playback.
    • Fixed: 825594 - WebRTC: Enable mozGetUserMedia.

    For more, read Firefox 20 for developers.

    Security & privacy:

    • Fixed: 818732 - Switch Nightly to per-window private browsing.
    • Fixed: 456884 - Provide a way to open a link into private browsing mode.
    • Fixed: 810082 - Click-to-play: improve handling of invisible or hidden plugins (e.g. on music sites like Pandora).
    • Fixed: 746374 - Click-to-play: differentiate by plugin type.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 675902 - New Downloads view for Places Library.
    • Fixed: 433168 - Context menu is not shown for form buttons and select elements.
    • Fixed: 614304 - ESC key stops animations and aborts XMLHttpRequest and WebSocket. (Jonas explains why) (Install SuperStop to make Shift+Esc do something similar.)
    • Fixed: 786120 - There should be default action settings for each direction which can override current settings.
    • Fixed: 263433 - Links in UI ('text-link' XUL widget) should open tabs rather than windows.
    • Fixed: 814952 - SVG ellipse with stroke but no fill is not displayed.
    • Fixed: 455165 - Firefox fails on chained ogg stream.
    • Fixed: 731974 - requestAnimationFrame generates too short/long frames, especially at the beginning of animation.
    • Fixed: 814101 - [Windows] Azure does not honor Windows cleartype setting.
    • Fixed: 805591 - [Windows] Add UI to be shown when plugin is unresponsive.
    • Fixed: 765215 - [Windows] Hangs on resuming from sleep.

    All 4260 changes between FIREFOX_AURORA_19_BASE and FIREFOX_AURORA_20_BASE

  • Firefox Nightly 19, weeks 1-6

    Speed & memory:

    • Fixed: 715402 - Wait until chrome is painted before executing code not critical to making the initial window visible.
    • Fixed: 756313 - Don't load homepage URI before first paint.
    • Fixed: 750417 - Closing a tab reflows the entire tab bar during the animation, making the animation crappy.
    • Fixed: 811176 - Clean up JIT code more aggressively.

    For more, read Taras's Snappy blog and Nick's MemShrink blog.

    New web technologies:

    For more, read Firefox 19 for developers.

    Security improvements:

    • Fixed: 799009 - Remove support for obsolete SSL-related warning prompts.
    • Fixed: 788653 - Make enablePrivilege pref name more dire.
    • Fixed: 801576 - Align Gecko and the spec on cross-origin access to window.history.
    • Fixed: 803181 - Change update background download interval from 10 minutes to 1 minute and update check interval from 24 hours to 12 hours.

    Other notable fixes:

    • Fixed: 661881 - Implement about:telemetry.
    • Fixed: 486918 - [Windows, Linux] Improve image downscaling.

    All 3995 changes between FIREFOX_AURORA_18_BASE and FIREFOX_AURORA_19_BASE