Tag Archives: Firefox

Breitbart Joins Mozilla Boycott

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Sullivan Doubles-Down On Mozilla Flap

Yesterday Andrew Sullivan acknowledged that the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was not the work of gay activists but came as the result of pressure from the “techie straight left.” (Ben Shapiro appears to concede that point as well.) But Sullivan remains outraged. A civil rights movement without toleration is not a civil rights movement; it is a cultural …

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NOM Launches Mozilla Boycott

On Thursday hate group leader Brian Brown launched a petition in support of former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. Late Friday afternoon he launched a boycott of Mozilla. “When Brendon Eich made his modest contribution to support Proposition 8, Barack Obama was on the ballot as a candidate who said he believed marriage was the union of one man and one …

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Mozilla: Eich Jumped, Wasn’t Pushed

Mozilla’s Firefox account on Twitter has 2.4M followers and they have responded to many complaints today.

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Activist Groups React To Mozilla News

Courage Campaign “Across the country, the LGBT community and progressive activists are heartened by Mozilla’s decisive action to remove Mr. Eich as the CEO of their for-profit and nonprofit ventures. It is a testament to the power of online grassroots organizing. The decision to hold its CEO to the same high standards of inclusion and equality that the company advocates, …

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OkCupid Drops Mozilla Boycott

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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down

In a statement published this afternoon to her corporate blog, Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker announced that CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down. Baker’s statement opens: Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we …

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Brian Brown Backs Mozilla CEO

“Brendan Eich, the CEO of Mozilla, which created and maintains the Firefox web browser, is under fire for having donated $1000 to Proposition 8 in California. Prop 8 was against changing marriage to make homosexual unions equal to heterosexual unions. Among many protests against Brendan’s ‘politics’, the dating site okCupid is blocking visitors to its site using Firefox and asking …

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Mozilla CEO Speaks To CNET

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has spoken to the tech site CNET in his first interview since controversy erupted over his 2008 donation to the backers of Proposition 8. Eich declined to discuss his personal views or say if he now supports marriage equality, but he repeated last week’s expression of sorrow for causing pain to LGBT people. CNET asked Eich …

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Maggie Gallagher Suffers Amnesia Regarding Mozilla Boycott Campaign

“Does a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness include people who oppose gay marriage? Not to many who are unequivocally insisting new Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich endorse gay marriage or be fired. Over at the appropriately named ‘CREDO’ action website, more than 65,000 have signed their names to this call for conformity and exclusiveness, or else. Eich gave money to the …

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OKCupid To Users: Boycott Firefox

As the Mozilla controversy seem to gain even more steam despite several pro-LGBT statements from company officials, dating site OKCupid is asking its six million users to boycott Firefox. Anyone accessing the popular dating site OKCupid with Firefox today is in for a surprise. Instead of the homepage, OKCupid.com is serving Firefox users with a message calling out Mozilla CEO …

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Mozilla: We Support Marriage Equality

Internet giant Mozilla, the makers of the popular Firefox browser, have issued a statement which emphasizes their support for same-sex marriage. Controversy erupted last week when Mozilla appointed CEO Brendan Eich, who in 2008 donated to the backers of Proposition 8. An excerpt from the statement: Mozilla’s mission is to make the Web more open so that humanity is stronger, …

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Mozilla Staffers Launch Twitter Campaign Demanding Resignation Of New CEO

Technology news site ArsTechnica reports that numerous Mozilla staffers are today tweeting demands for the resignation of CEO Brendan Eich. This morning, a number of Mozilla employees took to Twitter with a united, nearly simultaneous message to new Mozilla Foundation CEO Brendan Eich: “Step down.” Brendan Eich’s Prop 8 donations come to light, and internal response is mixed. The internal …

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Mozilla CEO Expresses “Sorrow” About Proposition 8 Controversy, Makes No Mention Of Changing Position On Marriage

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the CEO role. I’m also grateful for the messages of support. At the same time, I know there are concerns about my commitment to fostering equality and welcome for LGBT individuals at Mozilla. I hope to lay those concerns to rest, first by making a set of commitments to you. More important, I …

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Mozilla Chair Mitchell Baker: Our Corporate Identity Is Based On Equality For All

On Monday, internet giant Mozilla named Brendan Eich as its new CEO, drawing howls of protest and boycott threats due to Eich’s 2008 donation of $1000 to backers of Proposition 8. Some have demanded that Eich be fired or demoted. Yesterday Eich’s boss, Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker,  responded to the furor on her blog. Mozilla’s commitment to inclusiveness for our …

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Married Gay Tech Developers Announce Boycott Of Mozilla Over New CEO

On Monday, Mozilla appointed a new CEO who in 2008 donated $1000 to the Prop 8 campaign. Yesterday a boycott was announced by a married gay couple that runs a development company that produces products for Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Hampton Catlin, creator of Wikipedia Mobile and CSS extension language Sass, said he would no longer develop apps for Firefox after …

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Prop 8 Donor Named Mozilla CEO

The newly named CEO of Mozilla, the makers of the Firefox brower, is Brandon Eich, who gained headlines in 2008 when it was revealed that he had donated $1000 to the backers of Proposition 8.  From his personal blog: A donation that I made in support of California Proposition 8 four years ago became public knowledge and sparked a firestorm …

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If You Can’t See Disqus Comments…

A couple of JMG readers have reported that Disqus comments haven’t shown for them in a few days. Members of this Mozilla forum appear to have sourced the problem to a recent update to the AVAST anti-virus program. The issue appears limited to Firefox and IE.  If you’re having this problem, hit the link and try their suggested fix. Thanks …

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Not Again!

A reader sends us a screencap of what his “Christian Anti-Porn Blocker” thinks about JMG. Apparently, by reading JMG you are “crucifying Christ again.” From its Firefox Add-On page: Christian Anti-Porn will filter links and alert the user if any porn websites are clicked. This will not completely block but rather display Bible verse with the crucified Jesus Christ and …

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Firefox-YouTube Fix

Firefox users know that YouTube often freezes every few seconds, especially if you’ve got more than a couple of tabs open. A few days ago a reader offered up this fix, which seems to work pretty well. I’m still getting an occasional freeze, but the fix appears to reduce the problem by about 90%. Remember to restart Firefox to see …

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