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Firefox hits prime time as version 37 manifests

New version phones home with feedback more often, squashes parasites

By Simon Sharwood, 1 Apr 2015

Version 37 of Firefox is upon us, for ye olde PCs and Android.

It's not the Mozilla Foundation's most revolutionary release by a long shot, with the headline feature being the inclusion of a new “Heartbeat” user feedback feature that “provides real-time understanding of our existing Desktop user population” and “ties user perception to technical information so we can take your feedback and feed that into future Firefox releases.”

There's also HTTPS for Bing searches, the adoption of Russian search outfit Yandex as the default for Turkish users and “Improved protection against site impersonation via OneCRL centralized certificate revocation.”

Another security nicety means that when the browser encounters a server that supports HTTP/2 AltSvc, encryption will be enabled.

A lucky 13 security problems have also been repaired.

The updated browser's available now, so if you see it in server logs or find a lot of traffic heading to Mozilla mirrors, that's why. Now to tell your users to back off while you make sure there's no cooties hiding in the Fox's fur. ®

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