Mozilla Foun­da­tion an­nounces Fire­fox Re­al­ity

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To ad­dress the new op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges of brows­ing, the Mozilla Foun­da­tion has re­leased a new ver­sion of Fire­fox, specif­i­cally for mixed re­al­ity (MR). Mozilla is claim­ing a num­ber of firsts with this browser, in­clud­ing that it is the first cross-plat­form MR browser.

Fire­fox Re­al­ity is a ‘built from the ground up’ ver­sion of Fire­fox Quan­tum.

It is specif­i­cally de­signed to meet the needs of those want­ing to in­ter­act with the Web. It is the mis­sion of Mozilla to en­sure that the In­ter­net is an open and ac­ces­si­ble re­source that puts peo­ple first. With this new re­lease, the com­pany wants to of­fer a se­cure browser.

Ac­cord­ing to Sean White, chief R&D of­fi­cer at Mozilla, “Cur­rently, the world can browse the open Web us­ing our fast and pri­vacy-fo­cused Fire­fox browser, but con­tin­u­ing that mis­sion in a rapidly chang­ing world means con­stantly in­vest­ing our time and re­sources into new and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies – and re­al­i­ties.”

“Mozilla has al­ways been on the front­lines of vir­tual and aug­mented re­al­ity — see our work with We­bVR, We­bAR and A-Frame — and this is a mixed re­al­ity browser that is specif­i­cally built to tackle the new op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges of brows­ing the im­mer­sive Web,” White said.

“We don’t yet have all the an­swers for what pri­vacy looks like in this new medium, but we are com­mit­ted to find­ing the so­lu­tion. We will con­tinue to build on the proven per­mis­sions model of the Web plat­form, which pro­vides even more pro­tec­tion than na­tive apps pro­vide. The Mozilla val­ues will guide us as we cre­ate Fire­fox Re­al­ity, just as they do with ev­ery prod­uct we cre­ate,” he added.

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