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Mozilla gives Firefox a new logo to span new apps and services – CNET

Mozilla on Tuesday unveiled its new Firefox logo — actually a family of logos — designed to give a unified identity to its broadening suite of products and services.

You probably know the Firefox name from Mozilla's open-source browser. But the new Firefox "master brand" stands for a collection of tools that'll sport the Firefox name. That includes not just the browser, but also Firefox Send for transferring files, Firefox Lockwise to store and sync passwords, and Firefox Monitor to check if your password was exposed in a data breach.

"That's just the beginning of the new Firefox family," Mozilla said in a blog post about the new brand. The master brand is a variation of Firefox's globe-encompassing, flaming fox, but it's mostly just a stylized flame that opens the door to a broader suite of colors.

A master Firefox brand, at top, spawns variations for different Mozilla apps and tools.

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Mozilla is expanding its tools, but the icon for the Firefox browser, used by close to 300 million people each month, is likely to remain the most important one you'll see on your PC or phone screen for now. As first reported by CNET, the new Firefox browser icon is stylized, simplified, and for the first time faces you. The blue Earth is now purple (the continents vanished in an earlier redesign), and the fox's legs are gone altogether.

The new branding comes during a push to emphasize private browsing that contrasts with the user-tracking priorities of online advertising giants Facebook and Google, maker of the rival Chrome browser. Firefox remains an important browser, but it hasn't dented Chrome's dominance. With privacy now in vogue in tech circles — yes, even at Google and Facebook — Mozilla has a new chance to win new loyalists.

The new Firefox brand opens the door to some new color schemes. Mozilla likes the gradients.The new Firefox brand opens the door to some new color schemes. Mozilla likes the gradients.

The new Firefox brand opens the door to some new color schemes. Mozilla likes the gradients.

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