Equifax CEO steps down, Firefox debuts Quantum browserThe biggest stories in tech include Equifax's CEO exiting, Firefox debuting a faster browser called Quantum and AMC putting money toward a Steven Spielberg-backed VR company.
This is c|net and your stories that matter right now. In the wake of the Equifax massive data breach, the company CEO Richard Smith has stepped down effective immediately. Smith's statement says he believes it's in the best interest of the company to have new leadership. The hack which compromised up to 143 million Americans was the result of a security flaw that was never patched. But first discovered back in March. A beta version of Mozilla's latest version of Firefox, dubbed Quantum, is said to be the most dramatic change in the browser's performance in quite some time. The company says Quantum is often perceivably faster than Chrome while using less memory too. Mozilla's challenge to Chrome will be an uphill battle though, as Google's browser accounts for 55% of current browser usage. And finally, theater chain AMC is spending $20 million dollars towards the Steven Spielberg back dreamscape immersive a location based VR company. AMC says it will install VR experiences at six of it's theaters over the next year and a half to measure performance, with a theater in LA set to receive the first installation. You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play Store.