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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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Where's the bottom for Microsoft's Internet Explorer?

Millions of users deserted Microsoft's browsers last month, adding to the collapse of the company's place in the browser world.

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Mozilla tests ad-blocking feature in Firefox

Mozilla today introduced three new test features for Firefox, including one that may foreshadow a more aggressive ad-blocking strategy by the developer.

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Mozilla slowly grants multi-process Firefox to more users

Mozilla today upgraded Firefox to version 49 and is expanding the pool of users who receive the multiple process browser.

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Microsoft bets that battery claims will boost Edge

Microsoft today continued to press its case that Windows 10's Edge browser is more power efficient than rivals.

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Google puts screws to HTTP with new warnings in Chrome

Google today continued its campaign to tighten the screws on unencrypted web traffic.

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Google Safe Browsing delivers details to compromised website owners

Google is now providing more information to website owners whose online properties are temporarily blocked as unsafe by its Safe Browsing technology in order to help them fix the identified problems faster.

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Ad-blocking Brave browser tests users-to-sites micro-payments

Makers of the controversial Brave browser have begun testing a payment system that will be used to compensate websites when their revenue-generating ads are replaced by Brave with its own ads.

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Windows 10 automatic browser blocking is 'for the children' claims Microsoft

Microsoft is playing the 'it's for the children' card with changes to Microsoft Family settings that rolled out in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Some third-party browsers are blocked by default supposedly to ensure safer web...

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No let-up in devastating decline of Microsoft's browsers

Microsoft's browsers continued to hemorrhage users in August.

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Google to kill Chrome apps on Mac, Windows and Linux

Three years after introducing special apps that run inside the Chrome browser, Google announced Friday that it will be removing them from Windows, Mac and Linux by early 2018.

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