about:mozilla is a round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
3… 2… 1… MozFest!
What happens when 1,400 people who want to shape the future of the Internet meet up? That was one of the questions we asked ourselves before our fourth annual Mozilla Festival in London. During this awesome three-day event filled with learning, making and teaching a huge group of brilliant people tackled a big challenge: How do we help passive consumers become active makers and creators? The outcome is truly stunning. 12-year old Sylvia from California built a robot that can paint with water color. It’s completely open source, which means that you can learn from it and even build one on your own. This is one of the dozens of other projects like the 3D papercraft creator, the Emergency Hacklab and KettleCorn.
Share Your Firefox with Friends using Guest Browsing
Firefox for Android is definitely the most customizable browser for your mobile device. Thanks to a new feature, you can share its power with your friends and family without having to worry about them looking at your browsing history, passwords or open tabs. With just a few taps you can quickly lock your personal data and give your guest a fresh browsing experience. This means that you can let your friends borrow your phone to browse the Web while your personal data remains personal. Apart from that, you can now easily set a picture on the Internet as your device’s wallpaper or add it to a contact just by pressing and holding the image.
Leading the Way to Preserving Our Freedoms, Minimizing Surveillance
Privacy is something that has played a huge role since Mozilla was created – and it’s definitely one of the most important things on the Web. However, when it comes to technology, most people feel that they have little control over their security. So how exactly do you give users more privacy? By creating a virtuous cycle between trust and control? These and many more questions will be answered by Dr. Ann Cavoukian on Friday, November 15th. Her presentation called “Privacy by Design” will help you understand the seven foundational principles to ensure that privacy and data protection are embedded throughout the entire technology life cycle.
You’ll be able to watch the presentation live on Air Mozilla on November 15th at 1pm PST or check out the recorded version later.
MozBus – A Nomadic Web Factory
How can we deliver the Web to all people at any time, anywhere and under any circumstances? If people can’t go to the Web, it simply comes to them! Last month we introduced the start of the Mozilla Bus project in Japan which is equipped with everything you need to conduct roving workshops, teach the Web or explore new possibilities for using, experiencing and building it. The bus can be used regardless of the location and even in the case of a disaster, in which it will use its own on-board network. This will be expanded into an Asia-wide disaster prevention project infrastructure.
Learn more about the bus that will help everyone to experience and understand the Internet.
A Million Mozilla Voices
What does it sound like when a global community builds the Internet that the world needs and deserves? During the Mozilla Summit 2013 we unveiled MozillaVoices.com, which lets you add your sound by clicking on a globe. So far, over 640,000 Mozillians added their “voice” and our goal is to reach the 1,000,000 mark. But to show the world how big and alive our community really is, we need your help – and your voice!
Photo of the Week
* October 30 – San Francisco, California: Mozilla WebFWD Graduation Day (Recording on Air Mozilla)
* November 2 – Bordeaux, France: Code of war
* November 2 & 3 – Brno, Czech Republic: LinuxAlt 2013
* November 5 – Provo, Utah: Terms and Conditions May Apply
* November 6 & 7 – Caracas, Venezuela: Internet Caracas 2013
* Find even more near you on the Events Calendar
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