Archive for July 15th, 2011

NoScript Awarded for Security InnovationToday I've been notified by Patrick Green, the Chair of the Dragon Research Group Advisory Council, about NoScript having been chosen as the recipient of their Security Innovation Grant.

This is a great honor and a spur to keep making the Web a safer place. I feel the urge to thank the committee for recognizing NoScript as a pioneering force in browser security, and the community of contributors, researchers, translators, beta testers, and loyal users who keep this project alive day after day.

The grant will fund the effort to merge the current two development lines, i.e. "traditional" NoScript for desktop environments and NSA (NoScript 3.0 alpha for Android, generously aided by the NLNet Foundation). More specifically, it will support the implementation of a desktop UI, more powerful than the streamlined smartphone optimized one already developed for NSA, but leveraging the same almost entirely rewritten multi-process back-end: this will allow an unified "NoScript Anywhere" package to be installed indifferently on PCs and mobile devices, sharing the same configuration and permissions everywhere via secure remote synchronization.

Thanks to this unexpected help from the Dragon Research Group, we can look with more confidence at the goal of releasing a NoScript Anywhere beta build for Android and desktop Firefox by September.

Update

The official announcement is online.

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