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Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites

HTML5 will be the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year

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Edge's share of Windows 10 browsers continues slide

In the United States, about 1 in 5 Windows 10 users run the default browser


Mozilla wants US to disclose to it first any vulnerability found in Tor by government hackers

Mozilla says it wants to check if the vulnerable code is found in Firefox code

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Opera pulls trigger on baked-in ad blocker

Opera becomes the first of the Top 5 browsers to integrate an ad blocker


Microsoft's IE loses top browser spot to Google's Chrome

Firefox falls under 10 percent browser share for the first time since 2006

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Latest Windows 10 beta build 14328 draws well-deserved praise

Significant concerns linger, but Windows 10 appears to be on track for a worthwhile Anniversary Update

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Opera browser build adds a first: Free, unlimited VPN for secure surfing

Suddenly, it's a lot easier to surf privately online -- assuming the beta works

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Edge freezes Flash content; imitates Chrome and Safari

Feature will reach most Windows 10 users this summer

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JavaScript founder Brendan Eich's company could face legal action

Major content providers object to Brave Software's business model; Brave counters it's 'not the enemy'

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Microsoft continues to bleed browser share at record rates

Unless the trends reverse, Microsoft will lose its No. 1 spot to Google in May

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Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Here’s the best of the best for Windows 10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

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Report: Microsoft will build ad blocking into a future version of Microsoft Edge

A slide presented by Microsoft execs at the Build conference said building ad blocking features is 'targeted for the next version' of the browser

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Apple mimics other browser makers, produces Safari developer preview

Available to everyone, not just devs, the preview runs alongside real Safari and will update through the Mac App Store every two weeks

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Experimental ThinScript language backs WebAssembly

Still a work in progress, the new language supports technology intended to boost Web performance

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Microsoft rejoins the browser wars with fledgling Edge extensions

New Windows 10 Insider beta, build 14291, shows small improvements with Edge's newfound ability to run Chrome-like extensions

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Opera tests browser that kills ads, accelerating Web page loading by up to 90 percent

A new developer edition is the first desktop browser to include built-in ad blocking

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WebAssembly may go live in browsers this year

The portable code format promises to bring native speed to Web apps

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It's official: Older versions of IE are now at risk

Two-thirds of the vulnerabilities patched this week in IE11 and Edge likely exist in now-retired IE7 and IE8, definitely in semi-obsolete IE9 and IE10

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