Pertemuan Pelokalan Mozilla Asia Tenggara di Hanoi

Pertemuan pelokalan (localisation) Mozilla kawasan Asia Tenggara tahun ini diselenggarakan pada pertengahan November di Hanoi, Vietnam. Acara kali ini dihadiri oleh kawan-kawan pelokal dari Mozilla Filipina, Kamboja, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, dan, tentunya, Vietnam. Selain itu, ada pula kawan-kawan dari Mozilla Amerika Serikat dan Jerman.

Beberapa tim mengemukakan kendala yang dihadapi, yang pada gilirannya dapat memberikan gambaran potensi masalah yang bisa jadi juga akan ditemui tim-tim lain di masa depan. Kawan-kawan dari Malaysia, misalnya, mendapati semakin sulitnya merekrut dan mengelola sukarelawan pelokal baru. Kawan-kawan dari Filipina, di sisi lain, menjumpai masalah pelestarian bahasa yang lebih serius karena Pemerintah Filipina dirasa belum terlalu bersungguh-sungguh mengamanatkan pengajaran bahasa Tagalog dalam kurikulum pendidikan di sekolah-sekolah dasar dan sekolah-sekolah menengah.

Di sini kami juga berbagi kiat dan saran. Yang menurut saya paling menarik adalah langkah yang ditempuh kawan-kawan dari Kamboja yang mengupayakan kerja sama dengan pemerintah setempat, khususnya dengan otoritas pendidikan dan kebudayaan. Hal ini penting karena perkembangan dan pengembangan peradaban mau tidak mau akan terus-menerus menempatkan kita pada situasi di mana bahasa Inggris akan menjadi semakin familier dalam interaksi berbasis teknologi komunikasi dan informasi sehari-hari, meninggalkan bahasa-bahasa lokal berjuang sendiri agar tidak tergerus derasnya arus modernisasi dan globalisasi.

Kami dari Indonesia berusaha untuk melakukan perbaikan yang berkelanjutan. Dalam konteks pembangunan pelokalan baru, potensi permintaan-permintaan pelokalan bahasa daerah kemungkinan akan terus bermunculan seiring kesadaran dan kepedulian akan pentingnya pelestarian bahasa ibu. Diperlukan penjaminan mutu awal yang baik sejak tahap perencanaan dan pelaksanaan, seperti prasyarat ketersediaan dan kebersediaan penutur jati dalam tim, pembiasaan interaksi dengan antarmuka aplikasi yang disepakati, dan pemenuhan target secara bertahap dari proyek-proyek kecil menuju proyek-proyek besar. Sekadar informasi, permintaan pelokalan bahasa daerah yang saat ini sedang ditindaklanjuti adalah pelokalan bahasa Makassar.

Sementara itu, dalam konteks pengembangan pelokalan yang telah tersedia, tantangan terbesarnya adalah bagaimana mempertahankan kemanfaatan dan kepraktisan terjemahan tiap-tiap pelokalan. Dibutuhkan penjaminan mutu lanjutan di tahap pemantauan dan evaluasi, seperti pengukuran keberhasilan, penyesuaian target jangka panjang, dan penyelenggaraan pertemuan rutin tahunan. Saat ini telah tersedia empat bahasa daerah yang digarap yaitu bahasa Aceh, bahasa Sunda, bahasa Jawa, dan bahasa Gorontalo.

Fungsi bahasa sebagai alat komunikasi mesin akan perlahan-lahan menandingi fungsi asalinya sebagai alat komunikasi insani seiring pesatnya pergeseran interaksi dari manusia-ke-manusia menjadi manusia-ke-mesin-ke-manusia. Kecenderungan generasi muda yang lebih banyak menghabiskan waktu aktifnya berkomunikasi nonverbal dengan perantaraan berbagai gawai dan peranti alih-alih berkomunikasi verbal dan langsung dengan orang-orang di sekitarnya juga seakan mengiakan gejalanya. Peran serta kita semua sangatlah penting guna melestarikan bahasa-bahasa kita, salah satunya adalah dengan menjadikannya sebagai alat komunikasi pada situs-situs web yang kita kunjungi dan aplikasi-aplikasi perangkat lunak yang kita pakai sehari-hari.

Semoga bermanfaat!

Ditulis oleh : Armen Ringgo

Mozilla Announces Firefox Lite Rebranding, Introduce Firefox ScreenshotGo to Indonesian Market, and New Partnership to boost Ecosystem across Asia

Jakarta, November 1, 2018 - Mozilla, a non-profit pioneer and advocate for the open Web, launched Firefox Rocket last November in Jakarta. The browser that was designed to specifically catered Indonesian mobile users, has been gaining popularity for its fast, lite package and data-efficient web browsing. To celebrate the browser’s first anniversary, Mozilla announces today (11/1) that Firefox Rocket is officially being rebranded as Firefox Lite and will partner with ExpressVPN, the global leader in consumer VPN service, to provide Asian users with more secure and private browsing experience.

“With more than 130 million mobile Internet users, Indonesia is definitely one of the most important markets to fulfill Mozilla’s mission,” said Joe Cheng, Head of Product Mozilla Asia. “We conducted multiple studies to better understand the needs and desires of mobile Internet users in Indonesia, and designed Firefox Lite based on the result of those studies. So, for us to witness how the browser has been positively received by users over the past year is extremely exciting for all of us at Mozilla.”

According to Mozilla’s internal data, Firefox Lite has saved more than 4,000+ hours (around 166+ days/5+ months) of Internet users time since it’s launch. Mozilla also estimates that Firefox Lite’s Turbo Mode, which blocks third-party content such as ads on web pages, has saved more than 25,000+ hours (around 3 years) of our users’ time over the last year. No wonder, Firefox Lite is one of the highest-rated (4.6 stars) browsers in the Play Store, faring better other major browsers in the market.

The size of Firefox Lite is less than 3.5MB, which is less than 10% of the size of many major browsers in the market. Because Firefox Lite is lightweight, users can stay updated on the newest offerings from Firefox Lite and not have to worry about spending much of the data to update the app. This is especially important in a market like Indonesia, considering that almost half (46%) of Indonesian mobile Internet users are not using broadband (3G/4G) connection as reported by We Are Social earlier this year.

To enable more people to enjoy the power of the open Web, Mozilla continues to invest in strengthening product lines and building strategic partnerships across Asia. Today Mozilla is announcing the establishment of a partnership with ExpressVPN in Asia.  “We are proud to see the rapid adoption of Firefox Lite and to provide a more secure browsing experience together with ExpressVPN. We see VPNs as a critical tool for Internet security and privacy. With such a strong partnership, we can bring a new level of mobile experience for our users.” said Charles P.C. Chen, Head of Business Development, Mozilla Asia. “

Mozilla aim to build the Internet as a global public resource, open and secure for Indonesia. Now, Indonesia users can enjoy exclusive 7-day trial of ExpressVPN, enabling them to use the service free of charge on their Android phone.

Firefox ScreenshotGO beta

At the same event, Mozilla also introduces another new app that is exclusive for Indonesian Android users called Firefox ScreenshotGo beta. This application aims to help users capture information from various apps. Combining efficiency and user-friendliness, the application helps users to take, organize, and find screenshots in just seconds. ScreenshotGo also featured with Text Recognition which allows users to extract texts from a screenshot and copy them for any needs.

“Many Indonesian users take screenshots of articles and interesting items from social media with their browser. We understand users also spend a lot of time on apps. With Firefox ScreenshotGo, we want to help users take, organize, and find screenshots taken from across apps. One of the most exciting feature in Firefox ScreenshotGo is Text Recognition, which enables users to quickly search for relevant contents on the web again” added Cheng.

 

Download Now

Firefox Lite: https://mzl.la/2JelSEd

Firefox ScreenshotGo beta: https://mzl.la/2zbs6Ab

 

About Mozilla

Mozilla is a pioneer and advocate for the Open Web for more than 15 years. We create and promote open standards that enable innovation and advance the Web as a platform for all. Today, hundreds of millions of people worldwide use Mozilla Firefox to experience the Web on computers, tablets and mobile devices. For more information, visit www.mozilla.org.

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Latest Firefox Rolls Out Enhanced Tracking Protection

At Firefox, we’re always looking to build features that are true to the Mozillia mission of giving people control over their data and privacy whenever they go online. We recently announced our approach to Anti-tracking where we discussed three key feature areas we’re focusing on to help people feel safe while they’re on the web. With today’s release, we’re making progress against “removing cross-site tracking” with what we’re calling Enhanced Tracking Protection. To ensure we balance these new preferences with the experiences our uses want and expect, we’re rolling things out off-by-default and starting with third-party cookies. You can learn more details about our approach here.

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Sssttt, ada tiket #TIAJKT2018 harga spesial untuk anggota Mozilla Indonesia

Masih ingat kemeriahan Tech in Asia Jakarta 2017? Atau, kamu belum sempat hadir di konferensi teknologi dan startup ini tahun lalu? Jangan khawatir, karena tahun ini Tech in Asia Jakarta 2018 (#TIAJKT2018) hadir kembali dengan tidak kalah meriah dan penuh insight. Sedikit bocoran untuk kamu; tahun ini, kamu bisa mengakses 20+ tracks di #TIAJKT2018 hanya dengan satu tiket! Apa saja yang bisa kamu dapatkan di konferensi teknologi dan startup paling bergengsi di Indonesia ini?

Networking
Di #TIAJKT2018, kamu bisa melakukan networking bersama lebih dari 5.000 pegiat teknologi dan startup, loh! Siapa tahu, beberapa pemilik kartu nama yang kamu kumpulkan selama networking, kelak akan menjadi partner bisnis kamu?

Startup Factory
Bila kamu datang ke Tech in Asia 2017, kamu mungkin mengenal segmen ini dengan nama Bootstrap Alley. Tahun ini, di segmen pameran startup berubah nama menjadi Startup Factory. Di sini, ratusan startup bisa meningkatkan eksposur di hadapan ribuan pengunjung, calon pengguna, media, bahkan investor.

Speed Dating
Di segmen ini, startup dapat melakukan pitching kepada puluhan investor yang telah kami undang. Kami akan melakukan kurasi terhadap para startup yang ingin melakukan pitching, sesuai dengan preferensi investor.

Arena
Tech in Asia akan memilih startup terbaik yang akan beradu di Main Stage. Kamu bisa ikut menyaksikan serunya para startup terbaik mempresentasikan ide inovatif mereka di hadapan para juri untuk memperebutkan title bergengsi, lo!

Roundtables
Pernah menyimpan banyak pertanyaan setelah mengikuti sesi di konferensi teknologi? Di segmen Roundtables, kamu bisa berdiskusi mengenai startup dan teknologi bersama peserta yang jumlahnya terbatas, sehingga diskusimu pun lebih fokus.

Akses Video
Tahun ini, #TIAJKT2018 menyediakan akses video bagi kamu yang ingin menambah relasi sebanyak-banyaknya tanpa melewatkan bahasan segar di Content Stage.

 

Sebagai official community partner Tech in Asia Jakarta 2018, Mozilla Indonesia mengajakmu untuk turut hadir di Jakarta Convention Center, 23-24 Oktober 2018.

Sssstt, khusus untuk kamu, ada diskon tambahan sebesar 5% dari diskon yang sedang berjalan sekarang untuk pembelian semua tipe tiket! Jangan lupa, masukkan kode promo jkt18mozilla saat registrasi pemesanan tiket. Pesan tiketmu sekarang juga, ya!

Jadi, tunggu apa lagi? Segera pesan tiketmu di sini. Sampai jumpa di #TIAJKT2018! :)

Firefox Rocket Referral Program

Thank you for your participating the Firefox Rocket Referral campaign and sharing Firefox Rocket with your friends. The campaign ended very quickly due to its popularity. Please keep supporting Firefox Rocket, and stay tuned for future activies, maybe you'll be the winner in next round.

If you have further feedback, you may also contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Much appreciated!

Firefox Rocket to Be Soon Available in Javanese and Sundanese

Firefox Rocket is one of Mozilla’s success stories in Indonesia. That said, Mozilla Foundation keeps on pouring attention to Internet users in the large country thanks to its quite significant number.

In addition, Internet users in Indonesia are heterogeneous. Cultures and languages are very diverse, which is why it is not enough to launch products in English and Indonesian. Mozilla understands well that many Indonesians prefer browsing the web in their mother tongues which in many cases are indigenous languages. Unfortunately, there are not many supports available for these languages in Indonesia.

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More Common Voices

Today we are excited to announce that Common Voice, Mozillas initiative to crowdsource a large dataset of human voices for use in speech technology, is going multilingual! Thanks to the tremendous efforts from Mozillas communities and our deeply engaged language partners you can now donate your voice in German, French and Welsh, and we are working to launch 40+ more as we speak. But this is just the beginning. We want Common Voice to be a tool for any community to make speech technology available in their own language.

Since we launched Common Voice last July, we have collected hundreds of thousands of voice samples in English through our website and iOS app. Last November, we published the first version of the Common Voice dataset. This data has been downloaded thousands of times, and we have seen the data being used in commercial voice products as well as open-source software like Kaldi and our very own speech recognition engine, project Deep Speech.

Up until now, Common Voice has only been available for voice contributions in English. But the goal of Common Voice has always been to support many languages so that we may fulfill our vision of making speech technology more open, accessible, and inclusive for everyone. That is why our main effort these last few months has been around growing and empowering individual language communities to launch Common Voice in their parts of the world, in their local languages and dialects.

In addition to localizing the website, these communities are populating Common Voice with copyright-free sentences for people to read that have the required characteristics for a high quality dataset. They are also helping promote the site in their countries, building a community of contributors, with the goal of growing the total number of hours of data available in each language.

In addition to English, we are now collecting voice samples in French, German and Welsh. And there are already more than 40 other languages on the way??not only big languages like Spanish, Chinese or Russian, but also smaller ones like Frisian, Norwegian or Chuvash. For us, these smaller languages are important because they are often under-served by existing commercial speech recognition services. And so by making this data available, we can empower entrepreneurs and communities to donaaddress this gap on their own.

Going multilingual marks a big step for Common Voice and we hope that its also a big step for speech technology in general. Democratizing voice technology will not only lower the barrier for global innovation, but also the barrier for access to information. Especially so for people who traditionally have had less of this access??for example, vision impaired, people who never learned to read, children, the elderly and many others.

We are thrilled to see the growing support we are getting to build the worlds largest public, multi-language voice dataset. You can help us grow it right now by donating your voice. You can also use the iOS app. If you would like to help bring Common Voice and speech technology to your language, visit our language page. And if you are part of an organization and have an idea for participating in this project, please get in touch ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Our Forum gives more details on how to help, as well as being a great place to ask questions and meet the communities.

Special Thanks

We would like to thank our Speech Advisory Group, people who have been expert advisors and contributors to the Common Voice project:

  • Francis Tyers??Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics at Higher School of Economics in Moscow
  • Gilles Adda??Speech scientist
  • Thomas Griffiths??Digital Services Officer, Office of the Legislative Assembly, Australia
  • Joshua Meyer??PhD candidate in Speech Recognition
  • Delyth Prys??Language technologies at Bangor University research center
  • Dewi Bryn Jones??Language technologies at Bangor University research center
  • Wael Farhan??MS in Machine Learning from UCSD, currently doing research for Arabic NLP at Mawdoo3.com
  • Eren Glge??Machine learning scientist currently working on TTS for Mozilla
  • Alaa Saade??Senior Machine Learning Scientist @ Snips (Paris)
  • Laurent Besacier??Professor at Universit Grenoble Alpes, NLP, speech processing, low resource languages
  • David van Leeuwen??Speech Technologist
  • Benjamin Milde??PhD candidate in NLP/speech processing
  • Shay Palachy??M.Sc. in Computer Science, Lead Data Scientist in a startup

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Common Voice complements Mozillas work in the field of speech recognition, which runs under the project name Deep Speech, an open-source speech recognition engine model that approaches human accuracy, which was released in November 2017. Together with the growing Common Voice dataset we believe this technology can and will enable a wave of innovative products and services, and that it should be available to everyone.

Source : medium.com

Latest Firefox Rocket Now Available with Multi-Tab Feature

Mozilla launched the highly anticipated Multi-Tab feature in the the latest Firefox Rocket update. With Multi-Tab feature in place, you can easily open and switch between multiple tabs and get more done!

6 months ago, Mozilla introduced Firefox Rocket, the fast and lightweight Android browser made for Indonesian users. Firefox Rocket has been rated 4.5-stars on average on Play Store and received tremendous positive user feedback.

Multi-Tab Feature

While Firefox Rocket is loved by so many Indonesian users, Mozilla continues to listen to user needs and enhance user experiences. The new Multi-Tab feature is the most requested features among all and is now available to users. Firefox Rocket users now can open all the tabs they want, whether a shopping site or social websites, and be multitasking as needed and get work done efficiently.

Screenshots Feature

In addition to the new Multi-Tab feature, dont forget to try the super useful Screenshots feature. Users can save the whole screen to read offline with a single tap on the toolbar and the website link is automatically saved too, so users can visit the website again whenever they want.

Turbo Mode Feature

With Turbo Mode, Firefox Rocket protects users on the Web from being followed by tracking ads which are known for slowing down mobile user experience. Not only can users browser faster and stay away from those tracking ads that keep chasing them around the Web but this also means saving more data and having more screen space for the things that the user really cares about.

Firefox Rocket v2.0 is available for download now. Get the latest version of Firefox Rocket on the Play Store.

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No More Notifications (If You Want)

Online, your attention is priceless. Thats why every site in the universe wants permission to send you notifications about new stuff. It can be distracting at best and annoying at worst. The latest version of Firefox for desktop lets you block those requests and many others.

Heres how

You can find the setting to block notification request popups in Options > Permissions > Notification Settings > Block new requests asking to allow notifications. Or on Mac, Preferences > Permissions > Settings > Block new requests to allow notifications.

You can also change the settings for which sites or web apps can ask permission to access your location, camera, and microphone.

The notification setting will block anything using the web-standard Push protocol. If you dont want to block every site, you can specify which sites are allowed to send notifications. They will show up in the list if theyve ever asked permission to push notifications.

Some sites can still get around this restriction and popup blockers using cutting-edge HTML5 tech. More often than not, these popups make for an annoying online experience. The Mozilla community is working on an open-source project to identify these popups and block them. Developer Ehsan Akhgari is working on a Firefox Add-on popup blocker. If you know of a site that has unblockable popups, let him and his team know here. From Ehsan:

Mozilla is collecting a dataset of in-page pop-ups created in HTML. These are pop-ups that pages open at various times, such as upon load, scrolling, inactivity, switching away or back to a tab, etc. We appreciate your help in collecting the dataset by submitting the URL of pages where such pop-ups can be found You can find an example screenshot below. The resulting dataset will be made available under the CC BY 4.0 (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International) license.

Not all popups are bad, however. Some sites use popups to give users important information about their accounts. Ehsan and his team are working on ways to winnow the good popups from the bad.

To enable notification request popup blocking, download the latest version of Firefox here.

Source : blog.mozilla.org

#MozKopdarMKS - Berkenalan dengan Firefox

#MozKopdarMKS adalah acara kopdar atau offline meetup para Mozillian di Makassar. Setelah lama tidak dilaksanakan, #MozKopdarMKS kembali diadakan di Makassar.

Pada kesempatan kali ini akan membahas mengenai:

  1. Firefox Quantum yang jauh lebih cepat dari versi browser sebelumnya
  2. Firefox Rocket peramban mobile yang khusus dibuat untuk masyarakat Indonesia dengan ukuran yang sangat ringan dan bisa menghemat paket data
  3. Workshop singkat membuat extensions sederhana pada peramban Firefox

Acara ini akan dipandu oleh Muh. Fachrul Razy, salah satu Mozilla Tech Speaker di Indonesia, dan diadakan pada:

Hari / Tanggal: Kamis / 29 April 2018
Pukul: 19.30 WITA - selesai
Lokasi: Warkop Ogi'e Abdesir, Jl. Abdullah Dg. Sirua, Makassar. (Google Map)
Registrasi : Eventbrite

Perlu kami beritahukan, acara ini terbuka untuk umum, gratis dan tidak berbayar, serta akan disediakan konsumsi ringan untuk para peserta.

Sampai berjumpa!

Recently a scandal involving Facebook has once again revealed. Infomation of around 50 million users was known to be used by Cambridge Analytica, a private company. What we must be concerned is that all the private information on Facebook is used without any prior consent or knowledge of users. And this is not a thing to dismiss especially when we have great concern with the movement of open, healthy and equal internet.

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