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Google shares code to help servers digest HTTP/2

Google has released as open source a framework for HTTP/2, the newly updated standard for transmitting Web pages and Web applications over the Internet.

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Chrome warns users of devious software that could impact Google's business

Google has added an early warning alert to Chrome that pops up when users try to access a website that could try to dupe users into downloading underhanded software.

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Departing Firefox chief takes shots at doomsayers

Mozilla's head of Firefox took shots at doomsayers this week, calling those who wonder whether the iconic browser long ago peaked "dead wrong."

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Mozilla reveals Firefox add-on lockdown

Mozilla has detailed plans to require Firefox add-ons to be digitally signed, a move meant to bear down on rogue and malicious extensions.

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Microsoft tightens leash on POODLE attacks against IE11

Microsoft today took another step in a drawn-out move to protect Internet Explorer 11 against POODLE attacks, and said it would finally disable SSL 3.0 in the browser in April.

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Dangerous IE flaw opens door to phishing attacks

An IE vulnerability lets attackers bypass a fundamental browser security mechanism to launch credible phishing attacks or hijack users' accounts on any website.

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Adobe FAIL: Yet another Flash 0-day vuln 'sploited in wild

smh. THREE vulnerabilities in as many weeks? Oh boy, here it comes again. Adobe Flash has yet another zero-day vulnerability that's being exploited in the wild. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers chorus the suggestion to uninstall it.

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Firefox deal continues to swing U.S. search toward Yahoo

Google's share of the U.S. search market fell again in January, apparent fallout from last year's move by Firefox to dump Google as the browser's default.

The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, as Mozilla kills a few more

Within weeks, Mozilla products including its Firefox browser will stop trusting an unknown number of SSL certificates issued using old root CA certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys.

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Windows 10's Spartan browser will get extensions

Microsoft's Internet Explorer development team has confirmed there will be a browser extension system for Project Spartan, allowing developers to to extend functionality with software built directly into the browser.

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Spartan browser and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10

The existing version of Internet Explorer will ship in Windows 10 along with Microsoft's new Spartan browser.

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After being dumped by Firefox, Google wants users back

After Google's share of the U.S. search market slipped in December, the company has been trying to entice Firefox users back to the fold.

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Microsoft has a two-browser strategy for Windows 10, at least for now

Even after Wednesday's Windows 10 event was over, it wasn't clear exactly what Microsoft's browser roadmap looks like.


Latest Firefox tries to one-up Skype with WebRTC calling features

With this week's rollout of Firefox 35, Mozilla is taking a bold step toward reclaiming the relevance that Firefox once commanded. Key to that effort is the organization's move to take a standard technology called WebRTC and add it to...

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Mozilla upgrades Firefox to v.35, streamlines video calling

Mozilla today released its newest browser, Firefox 35, which features a streamlined version of the plug-in-free Hello video calling service and faster access to an app marketplace.


Yahoo's U.S. share on Firefox quadruples after deal

Mozilla's deal with Yahoo has quadrupled the search provider's usage by those running Firefox in the U.S., but the browser's users still prefer Google.


Mozilla plans Firefox OS for wearables, targets Apple, Google

Mozilla is planning a version of the Firefox OS for wearables, and one of the top priorities is to break down barriers among smart watches, smart glasses and other body-hugging devices based on Apple's and Google's operating systems.

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What Microsoft's 'fresh start' browser strategy means

Microsoft will unveil a browser not named Internet Explorer alongside Windows 10. Here's what Microsoft may have in mind.

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Mozilla: We're not asking for donations because we're poor

Mozilla last week denied that there was a connection between flat search revenue in 2013 and recent fundraising efforts that have asked Firefox users to donate to the nonprofit.

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