Mozilla releases Firefox 44; adds push notifications to browser

Mozilla releases Firefox 44; adds push notifications to browser

On Tuesday, Mozilla announced the rollout of an updated version of its Firefox web browser --- Firefox 44. The update specifically enhances the Firefox browser with the addition of push notifications.

Announcing the release of Firefox version 44, Mozilla said that the upgraded version of the web browser will give users the ability to opt in to receive notifications from websites, even if users have closed - or never opened - the tab of the website.

Along with the addition of push notifications, the update Firefox 44 version comes with a number of other notable enhancements. For the updated Firefox version, Mozilla has deprecated support for the RC4 decipher over HTTPS connections protected by Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Mozilla's move to drop RC4 support in the updated Firefox 44 version is in line with a September 2015 pledge by browser makers that RC4 support will be deprecated in 2016 --- an action prompted by research which revealed that RC4 was easily cracked.

Meanwhile, the updated Firefox 44 version also comes with the addition of support for the 'Brotli' compression algorithm created by Google. The algorithm has the capability to offer faster page loading times, as well as reduced data consumption, for consumers using capped connection plans.

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