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Windows 10 Internet Explorer update KB 3087040 fails with error 0x80004005

Somebody at Microsoft should have tested the patch before releasing it, but fortunately there's an easy fix

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Microsoft Edge browser gets its first critical patches

Microsoft Edge gets 4 security fixes in its first patch Tuesday, while older sibling Internet Explorer got 17

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Mozilla admits bug-tracker breach led to attacks against Firefox users

Hacker accessed Bugzilla for at least a year, maybe two; gained insight into flaw before it was patched

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Google, Mozilla, Microsoft browsers will dump RC4 encryption

The decision to remove RC4 from IE, Edge, Chrome, and Firefox is final nail in the coffin for the vulnerable cryptographic algorithm

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Microsoft browser users kick older IE editions to the curb

With less than 20 weeks left before Microsoft stops serving security updates to most versions of Internet Explorer, Windows users are finally ditching the soon-to-be-retired editions in significant numbers.

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft unite for patent-free Web video

A coalition of major names in tech are attempting to forge video and audio standards unencumbered by patent restrictions

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Mozilla's mobile misstep puts the Web at risk

In mobile, the browser is becoming an undesired legacy, and the Firefox creator that should reverse the trend seems unable to lead

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Google, Amazon push Flash closer to extinction

In the name of Internet security, Google and Amazon join the movement to stop Flash ads from displaying

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Apple's iOS 9 takes ad blockers to dangerous new heights

The ad-blocking wars were already damaging, but Apple is pushing it to an alarming level

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Up, down, and out: 20 years of Internet Explorer

On IE's 20th anniversary, the story of the Web browser that had it all and lost its way

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Cisco's Thor project swings a hammer at Web video codecs

Cisco is the latest big name to take on the challenge of developing an unencumbered video compression technology

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Microsoft releases MS15-093/KB 3088903 patch for IE

Details for the out-of-band patch are scarce, but it’s in the wild. If you use IE, you better get patched

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Edge browser fails to win over Windows 10 users

Even with aggressive setup switching, Edge has been adopted by a minority of those running Windows 10, according to two metrics vendors

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Sick of Flash security holes? HTML5 has its own

Web browsers and HTML5 technologies bring their own weaknesses to the world of Internet apps

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Windows 10 ignites new browser war with Mozilla

Microsoft’s new OS constricts browser choice, Mozilla CEO argues, as Firefox market share keeps dropping

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How to use Microsoft Edge, Windows 10's new browser

We'll show you its new features, from Cortana to Web Notes, and how to use them effectively

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Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

The opt-in deal lets Release channel users tell developers whether a new feature is worthy

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Soon everyone will be annotating the Web

As Web pages become apps, they will also become collaborative spaces where anyone can annotate -- and the rules of engagement will take a while to work themselves out

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