Mozilla today announced that it will shut down two of its products namely Firefox Send, the free file transfer service, and Firefox Notes, the note-taking extension and mobile app.
Mozilla through its blog post stated, “As Mozilla tightens and refines its product focus in 2020, today we are announcing the end of life for two legacy services that grew out of the Firefox Test Pilot program: Firefox Send and Firefox Notes. Both services are being decommissioned and will no longer be a part of our product family. Details and timelines are discussed below.”
The technological company further said. Firefox Send was a promising tool for encrypted file sharing. Send garnered good reach, a loyal audience, and real signs of value throughout its life. Unfortunately, some abusive users were beginning to use Send to ship malware and conduct spear phishing attacks. This summer we took Firefox Send offline to address this challenge. Firefox Send was launched in March 2019.
“Firefox Notes was initially developed to experiment with new methods of encrypted data syncing. Having served that purpose, we kept the product as a little utility tool For Firefox and Android users. In early November, we will decommission the Android Notes app and syncing service. The Firefox Notes desktop browser extension will remain available for existing installs and we will include an option to export all notes, however it will no longer be maintained by Mozilla and will no longer be installable.”
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