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Mozilla to focus on minimizing desertions to Edge with new Windows 10 Firefox

The bare-bones message Mozilla hopes to use to retain Firefox users will be, "Privacy, speed and choice from the browser the world trusts."

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Adobe Flash must die, die, DIE. Firefox shoots gun loaded by Facebook (and potholer54)

Mozilla Firefox now blocks the Adobe Flash plugin, thanks to its horrible ongoing security problems. The block will last until you're running a version with all known vulnerabilities patched...

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Mozilla to pick up Firefox release pace, ship version 'soon' for Windows 10

The company hasn't yet released details about the new schedule, but said the old one isn't serving customers well.

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Mozilla restarts work on multi-process Firefox

Separating rendering from content prevents the browser from crashing when a website or app falls.

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Google recants, restores old UI to Chrome bookmarks manager

Google retreated after Chrome users revolted against a change in the browser, saying that it has given up on a radical redesign of the bookmarks manager -- for now.

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Google promises power reduction in Chrome on the Mac

Among the steps taken so far: Lowering the priority of background tab rendering and curtailing the number of times the browser "wakes" from a lower-power mode to see if it needs to do something.

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iOS 9 may open the door to ad-blocking software

Safari on iOS 9 will support "Content Blocking" extensions that, when installed, will remove content from a web page. That could include ads.

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Microsoft deletes older Ask.com browser toolbars, but ignores Oracle's new crapware

Microsoft took what appeared to be a shot at Oracle this month when its security software began deleting older versions of the Ask browser toolbar. But Oracle sidestepped Microsoft's new policy by changing its Java installer so it...

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IE loses stranglehold on the enterprise as Chrome makes major inroads

Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser is about to lose the one market it's had locked up for decades: The enterprise.

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Chrome saves juice by freezing some Flash content

Google has switched on a feature in the Chrome beta that it said would save notebook battery power by freezing some content rendered with Adobe's Flash Player

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Chrome SUCKS (battery). But Google has a cunning plan

Chrome browser will neuter Adobe Flash ads; advertisers should use HTML5

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Microsoft's update IE mandate pushes people to Chrome

Rather than follow Microsoft's mandate to update older editions of Internet Explorer by January, a significant chunk of IE's users switched to Google's Chrome browser.

Hola browser extension should be uninstalled, say researchers

Israel-based Hola said it is working to fix the problems and will undertake a security review.


Browser for Android and iOS to keep mobile ads, tracking at bay

Both versions are expected to arrive during the third quarter, and an Android beta is already available.

Coming soon to Firefox: More ads!

Mozilla unveiled an expansion and rebranding of its in-browser ads, now dubbed "Suggested Tiles," that will by default show in the new tab page for all Firefox users

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Microsoft issues crash warning with latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft today released another update for Windows 10, but warned users with an AMD graphics chipset to expect "frequent crashes" of the new Edge browser.

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Logjam: How to tell if your browser is vulnerable

The just-disclosed Logjam flaw has again sent browser makers and website administrators scrambling to craft and apply patches, a repeat of the March rush to shut down its predecessor, FREAK.

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Android's default browser is vulnerable to URL spoofing

A flaw in Android's default Web browser lets attackers spoof the URL shown in the address bar, allowing them to mount more credible phishing attacks.

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