Mozilla’s Connected Device

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Today, the number of mobile devices on people’s hand is much bigger than the half of our population. What do you think? The mobile technology the modern edition radio that was invented by Jagadish Chandra Bose is provides its all intention or will very soon end?      Which is called saturation point reaching or will reach ??

If your answer is yes, then think again, Is any points related to you or all of them?

Electric meter, Gas stove (which constantly burning our ground resources and make it empty, Street lights lamp post, Traffic signal lights, Vehicles (are you paired or unpaired), Is your child went to school, Is he come back, Did he finished his tiffin? What’s the status of your workplace, Is giant machineries of your workplace is working properly? Is all staffs are okay, Have they works properly? What is the status of your merchandise store, Is not the cash register doing any silly stuff with you? Is your manager make you guilty by stealing VAT ?

When I am writing this blog, my cousin “Suhan” might be watching T20 worldcup cricket tournament at TV and at the same time turning on the coffee machine and all things are burned into ashes!!
Now think about the above incidences, places of those incidences, characters of those incidences are merged together by our scientist Jagadish’s radio technology?  Well then our life style might be a little better!

BTW,No more discreet talking, So directly saying that all devices are alike jointed like a smartphone by merging them a little bit, then wire-wireless services will be too late for saturation.

 

Connected Devices – is next!

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Mozilla has adopted Internet of Things (IoT) in the form of connected devices (CD) and since it is a very new and diverse field. Everything is connected around us. This revolution has already started and it will be bigger than previous technology revolutions, including the mobile smartphone revolution. Internet of Things (IoT), as many call it today, will fundamentally affect all of us.

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Connected devices a basically the electronics devices which are controlled by internet. You can also call it smart devices and these are also known as Internet of Things.  Mozilla has initiated this program to make the world smarter and simpler.

Privacy Matters and why Mozilla cares about it

#What is online Privacy?

-> Online Privacy is called information privacy, is the aspect of information technology (IT) that deals with the ability an organization or individual has to determine what data in a computer system can be shared with third parties.

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#Why Mozilla cares about Privacy

Mozilla is Building a Global Movement to Protect the Free and Open Web.

Mozilla believe the Internet is at its best as a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Mozilla also believe a healthy Internet requires an active, global community. mozilla Advocacy brings together individuals from around the world to educate on and fight for privacy, inclusion and literacy online.

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#Why is privacy important?

“I have nothing to hide, so why should I care?”

It doesn’t matter if you have “nothing to hide”. Privacy is a right granted to individuals that underpins the freedoms of expression, association and assembly; all of which are essential for a free, democratic society.

Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.

– Edward Snowden

Everyone’s trying to track what you do on the Web, it’s no secret that there’s big money to be made in violating your privacy. Sometimes data privacy can be a juggling act in multinational organizations when it comes to fulfilling the needs of the organization and complying with local privacy laws. Ultimately, data privacy boils down to protecting the rights of the individual to prevent others from stealing their identity, knowing their personal information and much more.

*10 Reasons Why Privacy Matters:

  • Limit on Power
  • Respect for Individuals
  • Reputation Management
  • Maintaining Appropriate Social Boundaries
  • Trust
  • Control Over One’s Life
  • Freedom of Thought and Speech
  • Freedom of Social and Political Activities
  • Ability to Change and Have Second Chances
  • Not Having to Explain or Justify Oneself

#Privacy and freedom

Loss of privacy leads to loss of freedom.

Your freedom of expression is threatened by the surveillance of your internet usage – thought patterns and intentions can be extrapolated from your website visits (rightly or wrongly), and the knowledge that you are being surveilled can make you less likely to research a particular topic. You lose that perspective, and your thought can be pushed in one direction as a result. Similarly, when the things you write online, or communicate privately to others, are surveilled, and you self-censor as a result, the rest of us lose your perspective, and the development of further ideas is stifled.

Your freedom of association is threatened by the surveillance of your communications online and by phone, and your freedom of assembly is threatened by the tracking of your location by your mobile phone. Can we afford to risk the benefits of free association, the social change brought by activists and campaigners, or the right to protest?

These freedoms are being eroded, right now. The effects will worsen over time, as each failure to exercise our freedom builds upon the last, and as more people experience the chilling effects.

#What I can do to protect my privacy?

Use HTTPS and SSL Whenever Possible:

  • Always use a secure browser. Look for “https” at the beginning of the web address (the “s” stands for “secure”). Access your accounts from a secure location, using computers and networks that you know are safe and secure.
  • Avoid using public networks and always look for the padlock icon in the corner of the browser, signaling that the website is encrypted.

Create secure Passwords and keep them private:

  • Your passwords should be more than 6 or 6+ characters and contain letters, numbers and special characters.
  • Mix upper and lower case letters.
  • Don’t use personal information (like name or mobile number) or dictionary words.

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Use a Master Password to protect stored logins and passwords :

  • Firefox can save usernames and passwords that you use to access online services, such as banking and email websites.
  • If you share a computer with anyone, it is recommended that you use a master password.

Don’t Overshare on Social Media:

  • Go through your privacy settings on each site and determine what is a good amount of privacy protection.
  • Consider keeping your profile limited to only certain groups or friends.
  • Never post your personal information such as Social Security number, date of birth or your full name in a public place.

Use a search engine that does not track you:

  • A search engine that does not collect or share any of your personal information.
  • A search engine which has no search history, profile or anything else stored, sold, or given to third parties. Sounds like no search engine like that exists?
  • Yes, it does. Check out : DuckDuckGo
  • read more about this and why you should be concerned : https://duckduckgo.com/privacy

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Beware of Scammers:

  • If you receive a suspicious email from a business and you’re not sure if it’s legitimate, close the email, open a new browser, type in their web address and contact them through their customer service.
  • You should know that scammers are real and they will try to steal your personal information if they come across it.
  • Never give out your personal information over the Internet, phone, mail or via text message, unless you know exactly who you are dealing with.

 

Keep yourself safe online. How?

  • Do not reveal personal information inadvertently.
  • Turn on cookie notices in your Web browser, and/or use cookie management software or infomediaries.
  • Don’t reveal personal details to strangers or just-met “friends”.
  • Keep a “clean” e-mail address.
  • Realize you may be monitored at work, avoid sending highly personal e-mail to mailing lists, and keep sensitive files on your home computer.
  • Beware sites that offer some sort of reward or prize in exchange for your data.
  • Do not reply to spammers, for any reason.
  • Be conscious of Web security.
  • Be conscious of home computer security.
  • Examine privacy policies and seals.
  • Remember that YOU decide what information about yourself to reveal, when, why, and to whom

Use encryption!

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Your online privacy depends on encryption. Learn more about how encryption works, why it’s essential to a strong Web, and why it’s worth protecting.

Learn more about encryption: https://advocacy.mozilla.org/encrypt/social/3

Get smart on privacy: In four easy steps-

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/tips/

Tips:

Lightbeam addon for Firefox:

Firefox Interest Dashboard:

Read everything done ? You did a great job (y)

Now watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcSlowAhvUk

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Win10 Community activation

On 29th of July, Microsoft released Windows 10 for desktop.After 13 days on 11 Aug Mozilla Released Firefox 40 that was called to be especially made for Windows 10.Though Microsoft didn’t made it the default browser for windows 10, but we can change it and make Firefox as default.

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The new Firefox for windows 10 goes a step further, where Microsoft default browser do not support add-ons, Mozilla’s Firefox support it with ease.

On 29th to 30th November I organized a Firefox for Windows 10 event basically it’s a campaign challenge. The main goal of this campaign is retaining Firefox Users on Windows 10 and To Show users that Firefox is the right browser for Windows 10. Also giving preference to Choice, Privacy and Quality To Educate our users about how they can maintain their choices and preferences before and after their upgrade experience.

Event Agenda:

* Intro to Mozilla
* Contribution pathways of Mozilla
* Getting started with Firefox

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRlmP6xWdw0
* Introduce with the latest Firefox 42 version

Video: https://youtu.be/qxrVsN9kkog

* Whats new on Firefox 42 version

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/42.0/releasenotes/
* Intro about Firefox+ Windows 10 perfect together
* Why they choose firefox?
* Share proof points of why Firefox is a better browser for Windows 10
* Train the participants how they can help their friends and family update to Win10 – Protect their defaults
* Ask participants for new idea how they can run this Campaign throughout the year.
* Let them know about assets –

Discourse – https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/firefox-for-windows-10/3078

Firefox Friends – https://friends.mozilla.org

CTRL+Z blog- https://blog.mozilla.org/control-z/

How to switch back blog post:

-https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2015/07/29/firefox-for-windows-10-how-to-restore-or

How to keep your defaults during Windows 10 update video: https://youtu.be/Sv5_l8PG-dE

Collection of articles and blog posts on Firefox for Windows 10: http://bit.ly/1JRJ2ur

 

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Firefox 42 new Look-

Firefox for windows has a completely new look .They have made thoughtful tweaks to the interface to give Firefox a streamlined feel. You’ll also notice bigger, bolder design elements as well as more space for viewing the Web.

Privacy:

One of the most important concerns of Mozilla in to protect the privacy of his users.By Introducing Firefox for windows 10 they have added some new features to protect from getting into danger.

Private Browsing with tracking protection: Browse without having your history, searches or cookies saved, and block hidden third parties from following you across the Web.

Forget Button: Remove browsing information from your computer after the fact. Use it when you’ve visited a site that you don’t want in your history.

Speed: Firefox has rated as the most fasted browser till date. So things like opening or switching between tabs and getting results from the Awesome Bar happen faster than ever.

Awesome Bar: Whatever we search using Firefox awesome bar it not only find it with the URL but also it finds it using the Title of the page. We can get fast and easy access to the features you use most in the new menu. Open the “Customize” panel to add, move or remove any button you want.

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In this campaign, I have met with some great people and successfully convinced them that Firefox is the best browser and so they made this browser default 😀

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Webmaker Kiosk at BIW2015, Sylhet

Bangladesh is a developing country. The current Government has promised the nation to present a fully digital country by 2021. This is currently buzzed as Vision 2021. To materialize this vision of a digital country, the government is greatly focusing on ICT development.

11988514_705480409558403_1929155727118335453_nInternet, the global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information. In Bangladesh, there are over 40 million internet users in the country whom specially use internet through mobile device. People of Bangladesh view internet usage in a limited scope; such as for social networking. So to increase awareness of the life changing capabilities of the internet for every sector, mobile operator Grameenphone and Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services(BASIS) with association with the ICT division launched “Bangladesh Internet Week-2015” for the first time. This fair was held at District indoor Stadium, Sylhet on 11th September, 2015. In this massive event, Mozilla Bangladesh also take a part with recent project called ‘Webmaker for Android’ to introduce the user an easier way to conceive their social and economic opportunities and to explode their creative mind.

2015-Webmaker-WebBanners-Vertical-300x600-BanMozilla has been developing tools to help people surf and use the web safely. But, in recent years it has focused on sharing and making on the web. In 2015, Mozilla has introduced a new Android application named Webmaker, which focuses on content sharing on the web, without any prior knowledge of programming or web page generating. The whole app works with simple touch gestures and drag ‘n drop. So, it’s pretty easy to use and almost everyone can use it.

11149587_1198109813551783_4159916636593146140_nOur webmaker exhibited on kiosk, which is a three man standable stall. The number of volunteers of ‘Sylhet Mozillians’ were engaged in and prepared the kiosk with more exquisite way to captivate the interested visitants. We demonstrate the logging process, features to make projects and the technique’s of how to highlight their own project by sharing to social websites.

11987056_982381125152550_6519554823482658018_n10418486_878708068887933_3539463159430588865_nThe stream of visitors were attracted to our kiosk as it was the second kiosk. So, we had to deal with a lot of people, a lot. From the very beginning our kiosk was almost full every minute. We had five volunteers for demonstration and I don’t remember if I saw them sitting or being idle for a single minute. We were asking everyone to get their phone out and download the app then we encouraged them to open an account and made them familiar with the concept and idea behind Webmaker. We face many FAQs of the visitors and it was absolute that their interest towards webmaker dissipates by learning more and more about it. They asked about, how Webmaker is different from other online content sharing platforms, how to share, who can visit their makes, to whom these are visible, will their name will be removed if someone remixes their makes and tons of other interesting questions. We were giving away Sweet Chocolates to every visitors ,pamphlet to a prominent people who visit Mozilla Kiosk, awesome Webmaker stickers, whoever downloaded the app at our kiosk or could show the app installed in their phone!

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11250201_878713352220738_1060904970886526529_n12003310_878701915555215_5897617821121689354_n11218912_878702042221869_7330343787312525791_n12003291_878702172221856_7179165259373134984_n11012521_878713255554081_652418897310922794_n12009620_982381505152512_4988815023417150709_nThe event ended at 6PM. The whole volunteer team really worked hard as well as we did some recreational fun. The team was full of new Mozillians and I’m happy and honored to lead this effective team. This event was great! With events like this, we can get into the mainstream lot easier. I think we should participate these kinds of events every time we get chance!11988640_127645694251737_8833192584891997361_nFor download this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.webmaker

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FirefoxOS apps training day at Leading University

postFirefox Student Ambassador of Leading University (LU FirefoxClub) organized a larger program for many interested new coder and students inside of Leading University. The program name is Firefox OS App Training at LU which held on 10 September, 2015.
The event started with the speech of Assistant professor Mohammad Asaduzzaman Khan sir , Head of the CSE department. The training went all day long. Mozilla Reps Atique Ahmed Ziad and Mozillian Nadim Tuhin were the trainer of the training.

12016472_951017264960521_722271424_nHere we got many new faces who’re more enthusiastic to make new apps of Firefox OS. At first, We did talked about Mozilla’s goal and purpose and all types products of Mozilla. This session taken by me.
The main contents of our discussion was mainly about Firefox OS and making tools for Firefox OS apps. We were also discussed many aspects of Mozilla’s more. There were almost 40 participants presented this event. Some WoMoz were also in this event. Most of them were astonished to see that they can build an app by using HTML and CSS only!

12030664_951019474960300_2125789487_n21201734098_d312a184c5_bAfter clearance the concept of web apps then we switched to our main content for making a web apps for Firefox OS. Nadim Tuhin showed his presentation at first to build a proper web apps. He has also Discussed about HTML5, CSS and Application Programming Interface- API.

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All of our trainee keep heed to his activity.

At middle of the event we took a refreshment break. we’re provide lunch to all our participants, which was delicious Hyderabadi biryani 😀

After finishing break then we went to the another phase of our training. Ziad introduced our trainee with the Firefox Marketplace and showed everyone how they can properly submit an app in the Marketplace. He has also discussed about a proper and designed icon of FirefoxOS apps through showing his presentation.

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12033411_951018431627071_774056344_n20767329094_aa0a83256a_zAt the last session everyone submitted their first FirefoxOS apps at Firefox Marketplace. The best app of that event was a Result Checker of LU which was developed by Mohaimenul Haque Adnan for our University. In the other hand the best app from WoMoz was an CGPA calculator app. The other apps ideas were also charming.

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I am personally pleased to organize this event because it was my first FirefoxOS event as a host from my FirefoxClub. We’ve just made a little effort for our app training so that everyone of our participant can be aware about open web and open web app also. We did not forget to take a group photo at the end of our app training at LU.

We just got try to make a nice and one of larger Firefox OS app training at our LU for Mozilla.

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We’re Mozillian 🙂

Event Link: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/firefox-os-app-train-lu/

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/123754239@N06/albums/72157658169744058

Spring Campaign MozCoffee with Sylhet Mozillians

#FoxYeah; A Firefox Community Initiative. First of all, I want to share you the behind story of this awesome Hashtag.

CGtCrKSUQAApUeuOn 3 June, 2015, Mozilla has launched the Firefox v38.0.5 with some awesome features like Pocket, Forget Button, Share this Page. So Mozilla started to plan a Growth Spring Campaign where the main agenda was 10 Million downloads of desktop and mobile in six weeks. This campaign will be organized through the MozCoffee with the #FoxYeah hashtag. All over the world, Mozillians are organizing the MozCoffee. In Bangladesh, many Mozillians have organized MozCoffee in several cities. I feel lucky to organize MozCoffee in Sylhet city.

11719862_1025797300763659_2105346879_nMozCoffee Sylhet was held on Sunday, 12th July, 2015 at Ishtikutum Chinese restaurant, Sylhet. It was Ramadan and most of the people are fasting in the daylight. So I decided to invite them after Iftar. After everyone arrived we started MozCoffee around 7:30pm. At first we started by hugged each other and shook hands. Then we introducing ourselves and the areas in which we have been contributing to Mozilla.

Then we started our main talk. I was started talking about Mozilla Introduction session. Then told about the new features in Firefox 39.0. All were happy about new Share Hello URLs. They were also very much exited about Firefox Pocket. They told Both of this new feaures help them a lot.

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Then we talk about Firefox for Android. I am very much happy to tell it that almost 95% participants have installed Firefox browser on their Android device. Then rest of 5% participants downloaded and installed Firefox for Android on the spot.

11742841_987561884634053_2207529114581600220_nAfter finishing first session, we took some snacks for refreshment. We ate evening snacks and Coffee.

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Then after 30 minutes break we started our second session by encourage people to create #FoxYeah content. I told everyone to took one color paper and write why they love and choose Firefox ? Everyone wrote their own view with colorful marker pen. Then we had some fun together.

At the finishing we took some awesome photos and also took a large group photo.

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11737883_987561967967378_5457211752921164337_nI would like to thank all the attendees for attending the MozCoffee, keeping forth their views and contributing to the discussions, thus making the MozCoffee productive.

Event link : https://reps.mozilla.org/e/spring-campaign-mozcoffee-with-sylhet-mozillians/

Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHskcx9Dgv

WoMania at Leading University

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In Last MozAwareness event we selected some interested girls. We talked with them and finalized one date for WoMania where to promote Women students in Mozilla and in this event we will create WoMoz at LU FirefoxClub. I am and Our LU FirefoxClub was very much exited about this event because this is the first seminar in our University for awareness of girls. Our all faculty members were very much happy for this.

At first, we  were taught about Mozilla and its mission and were given a brief introduction of WoMoz and #Heforshe.

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It was a session to make the girls aware about contributing in open source. We watched Emma Watson’s UN speech about #HeForShe campaign. Then I read out Bengali localized version of Emma Watson UN Speech. Girls were very much interested about WoMoz mission.

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Then All of girls Registered to the Firefox Student Ambassador program and Sign up at Firefox Friends.

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Girls were eager to learn more and more of Mozilla’s product, like Apps training. After the event girls requested me to take more sessions so that I can teach them more about contributing in OPEN WEB and working on Open Source Projects and promoting the Mozilla’s mission .

After finished the event all girls took a group photo. It was a fantastic event 😀

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