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Mozilla to nail Firefox's NPAPI coffin in four weeks

Mozilla next month will bar plug-ins built using a decades-old technology from Firefox, ending a years-long effort to make the browser more secure.

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Gmail to stop supporting old Chrome versions

Google quietly announced Tuesday that Gmail will stop supporting older versions of its Chrome browser, in a move that will put another nail in the coffins of Windows XP and Windows Vista.

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Microsoft's browsers return to losing habits, fall to 25% share

Microsoft's browsers in January relapsed into bad habits, losing significant usage share to end the month at just over 25%.

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Cisco starts patching critical flaw in WebEx browser extension

Cisco Systems has patched a critical vulnerability in its WebEx collaboration and conferencing extension for Google Chrome, and is working on similar patches for the Internet Explorer and Firefox versions.

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Boutique browser maker to Microsoft: 'Stop stealing the default' in Windows 10

The CEO of Vivaldi Technologies blasted Microsoft for foisting Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, onto users.

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Mozilla's new corporate logo evokes URL lingo

Mozilla yesterday unveiled a new logo for the company and foundation that includes typographical elements of a standard URL.

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With change to cumulative Windows updates, Microsoft admits IE's fading role in the enterprise

Microsoft on Friday said it will again provide Internet Explorer security patches as a separate download. The move is a tacit admission that the browser is losing ground in the workplace.

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How to use the Safari Develop Menu on a Mac

Even though these tools are aimed at developers they do include some that should be of some use to almost any Mac user.

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Microsoft’s browsers may have hit rock bottom

Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Edge browsers may be near the bottom of their unprecedented crash in user share.

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Mozilla to scrap Firefox support on Windows XP and Vista in 2017

Mozilla plans to end support for its Firefox browser running on Windows XP and Windows Vista sometime in 2017.

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Instart Logic wants to offer Facebook’s ad-blocker-blocker to everyone

In this case, two negatives may just end up being bad for the internet.

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Contrary to reports, Chrome 55 continues to render Flash

Google has released Chrome 55, but contrary to reports the browser has not yet begun to block content rendered by Adobe's Flash Player.

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Chrome bug triggered website errors with Symantec SSL certificates

A bug in the Chrome browser caused security errors to be shown to users when trying to access HTTPS-enabled websites using Symantec SSL certificates.

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Mozilla's revenue jumps 28% in first full year of Yahoo search deal

Mozilla reported that revenue for 2015 was up 28% over the year before, the largest increase in three years.

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Firefox recovers from near-death experience

Mozilla's Firefox backed further from the brink last month, and Mac owners continued to abandon Apple's Safari, new data showed.

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Google punishes web backsliders in Chrome

Google said it will deal with website recidivists that have dodged the company's punishments for spreading malware and spawning email scams.

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Another 40M bolt from Microsoft's browsers

Microsoft's browsers hemorrhaged another 40 million users last month, according to analytics vendor Net Applications.

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Google to untrust WoSign and StartCom certificates

Following similar decisions by Mozilla and Apple, Google plans to reject new certificates issued by two certificate authorities because they violated industry rules and best practices.

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Mozilla plans to rejuvenate Firefox in 2017

Mozilla last week named its next-generation browser engine project and said it would add the new technology to Firefox next year.

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Friday's internet DNS outage and me

Two computers in the same neighborhood, connected via the same ISP, have two very different outcomes, depending on their DNS servers.

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