Hi there. Thanks for keeping up to date with MozFest here on Medium!

Over the past several years, we’ve used this space to talk about the festival, the people who make it possible, and the big ideas that emerge from it.

Mozilla will continue blogging about MozFest — but we’re now publishing those posts on a new platform:


We’re excited to publish on our own website, and hope it will help festival participants further immerse themselves in MozFest and the internet health movement.

See you there!

(P.S. We won’t shut down this Medium publication any time soon. We’ll leave it up so you can easily search for past blogs and bloggers.)

Find new Mozilla content at https://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/

Hi there. Thanks for keeping up to date with Mozilla here on Medium!

In the past, we’ve used this space to talk about our internet health work and to explore the issues that matter to us. We’ve published research, interviews, press releases, and more.

Mozilla will continue writing about internet health, but in a different space. For the latest, head to https://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/

See you there!

Going forward, find new Mozilla content at foundation.mozilla.org/blog

Hi there. Thanks for keeping up to date with Mozilla here on Medium!

Over the past several years, we’ve used this space to talk about our internet health work, to explore the issues that matter to us, and to give a microphone to Mozilla community members. We’ve published research, community interviews, press releases, long-form essays, and more.

Mozilla will continue writing about internet health — but, starting today, we’ll publish those blogs on a new platform: foundation.mozilla.org/blog. …

Individuals and teams eligible for one-year, 50,000 USD Fellowship

Today, the Bassel Khartabil Fellowship is opening its second-annual call for applicants.

The Bassel Khartabil Fellowship honors the legacy of beloved artist, open-source innovator, and free culture advocate Bassel Khartabil. This program supports outstanding individuals or teams developing free culture in their communities under adverse circumstances with financial stability and mentorship. The Fellowship is organized by Fabricatorz Foundation with support from Mozilla and Creative Commons, along with partnership from Khartabil’s final projects: Nophotozone and #NEWPALMYRA. Full Fellowship details and a submission form are available at BasselKhartabil.org.

Fellows are expected to lead projects or initiatives that will catalyze free culture, particularly…

By Mark Surman

Over the past year, we’ve been exploring the idea of making sure AI in consumer technology enriches — rather than harms — humanity. We call this ‘trustworthy AI’. This blog post provides an update.

As a reminder: much of Mozilla’s work beyond Firefox is focused on movement building: connecting and supporting people around the world dedicated to creating a healthier digital environment. While growing this movement is a useful end in its own right, we also aim to concretely shape how the digital world works. We want to make online life better in a palpable way.


Mozilla and EFF have sent a public letter to the CEO and COO of PayPal, which owns Venmo. We’re urging better privacy practices

Today, Mozilla and our friends at EFF are sending a public letter to PayPal’s leadership, CEO Dan Schulman and COO Bill Ready. We’re urging them to make Venmo users’ transactions private by default. And, to give users more privacy control over their friend lists.

For more than a year, Mozilla has been calling on Venmo to fix its privacy practices.

In July 2018, Mozilla Fellow Hang Do Thi Duc released publicbydefault.fyi, a project exposing just how much personal information is up for grabs on Venmo — from drug habits to fights with romantic partners. …

By Abdoul Karim Coulibaly, Impact Evaluation Specialist at Mozilla

The Mozilla Festival (MozFest) is an annual convening of thinkers and innovators from around the world who seek to build a healthier internet. It is a central piece in Mozilla’s movement-building strategy. MozFest started in 2010 as a small gathering of a few hundred people. Since then, it has grown significantly, with over 2,500 people participating in the 2018 MozFest to connect, share, learn, create and party.

MozFest has also grown in scope. In 2013, the festival focused on web literacy, inviting educators from around the world to craft tools and…

This August, Mozilla is retiring its Open Badges Backpack platform. We’re providing an easy-to-follow migration path for users who want to move their badges to Badgr, the free and open-source platform by Concentric Sky. If you’re part of our Open Badges community, please watch for an email from Mozilla — it will contain a secure link to your badge data and detail how to migrate your badges.

Last August, Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman explained Mozilla’s changing role with Open Badges. “As the opportunities for growth and development of badges became apparent, it was clear that a steward more closely…

At MozFest’s 10th anniversary, 20 luminaries will discuss what lies ahead for the internet and society

This October, the Mozilla Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary — and some of the biggest thinkers from the internet health movement will share the MozFest stage to talk about responsible AI, the future of disinformation, the state of online surveillance, and more.

The MozFest speaker series, “Dialogues & Debates,” will unfold across Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27. The program features TED-style talks and compelling panels about the intersection of the internet and society. Speakers are engineers, researchers, lawmakers, and activists from Kenya, Poland, the U.S., and beyond.

Solo talks run 20 minutes, and panels run 40 minutes…

The latest recipients of Mozilla’s Open Science Mini-Grants are integrating openness with biomedicine and artificial intelligence

At Mozilla, one of our core principles is openness. This inspires us to create open-source products and projects ourselves — but also to support like-minded thinkers outside our organization who share our mindset.

Today, we’re announcing our nine latest Open Science Mini-Grants: funding for researchers who are making science more accessible, transparent, and reproducible. We believe that when more people have access to manuscripts, data, code, and other research materials, innovation and progress become the status quo.

The nine winning projects are novel: They make gene editing technology more accessible, they teach open research best practices, they empower browser-based biomedical…


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