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Mozilla touts Firefox Reality, browser built for AR/VR

The browser is available now in developer builds.

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Microsoft wants you on Edge, even if it has to trick you

Stealthily getting users to use its browser is ill-advised. Why not just make the thing better?

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Mozilla takes advantage of Facebook woes to trumpet isolationist Firefox add-on

The browser maker is touting 'Facebook Container' as a way to wall off users' Facebook activities – a new bid to attract the privacy conscious.

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Firefox to ape Chrome and add anti-ad filter in 2018

Mozilla, in a new 2018 roadmap, plans to follow Google's lead by adding an ad filter to its Firefox browser this fall.

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Microsoft tries out new must-use-Edge ploy in Windows 10 preview

In the latest preview of the operating system's fall feature upgrade, Microsoft has mandated that its built-in Edge browser handle the opening of links within the Windows Mail app.

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Google's Chromium browser explained

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open source project that underpins it. Here's what Chromium is, where you can download it and how it shapes your online experience....

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How ad-blocking works in Google’s Chrome browser

Google on Feb. 15 turned on the browser ad-blocking feature it's been talking about for a year. Here's how it works and why Google acted.

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Chrome 68 to condemn all unencrypted sites by summer

Google in July will start inserting a 'not secure' label in the address bar of every website that uses HTTP connections between its servers and users.

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Think you know web browsers? Take this quiz and prove it.

The browser isn't as glamorous as it used to be, but it's still among the most powerful and reliable tools of the Information Age. On the 25th anniversary of Mosaic – remember that? – take our quiz on the history and technology of...

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Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

Most major browser makers responded to concerns about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities by updating their wares to try and fend off any web-based attacks.

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8 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive

Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides can be powerful business tools. These extensions for the Chrome browser help you work smarter with Google Drive and its companion apps so you can get more done.

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Google slips Chrome stub into Microsoft's app store

It tried to plant an installer for the Chrome browser but was quickly booted from the store. A Chrome engineer complained that Microsoft 'denies Chrome the tools it needs to protect users' to explain the maneuver.

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Chrome to block ads in February

Sites will have to pay an ad coalition to evade a blockade by the world's most popular browser.

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An easy update for December Patch Tuesday

The primary concern for this month are the updates to IE and Edge, but a handful of others warrant attention, too.

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Mozilla’s claims of Firefox Quantum success aren’t confirmed by user stats

The browser developer says uptake of Firefox 57 are ‘super encouraging,’ but any increase in use still appears minimal.

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Microsoft's Edge browser is in serious trouble

Analytics firm Net Applications revised its methodology to cull bots from its browser share numbers and found that as much as half of the traffic to Edge on Windows 10 was artificially inflated.

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Mozilla's record 2016 revenue funded its Firefox Quantum browser

The Mozilla Foundation brought in more than half a billion dollars in 2016, largely from deals with search engines. That money helped underwrite an overhaul of its mainstay browser.

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Reports of IE 11 failing to start linked to icon font size

A remarkable series of coincidences leads me to believe that there’s a bug in the September-to-November cumulative updates for Win 7 and 8.1 that, under certain circumstances, prevent IE from starting. Microsoft hasn’t yet fixed the...

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Tech Talk: Uber hack, Google tracks, AWS packs (in China) ... and Firefox is back

Uber comes in for criticism in how it handled last year's hack – as does Google for allowing Android to track its users location. Meanwhile, AWS is selling off hardware in China and one panelist wonders about the future of Firefox.

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Brave browser opens users' wallets to YouTube content creators

Brave Software has opened its 'Basic Attention Token' digital currency-based reward system to YouTube content creators.

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