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Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

However, the change won't speed up the browser's release tempo

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Trust issues: Know the limits of SSL certificates

All SSL certs are not created equal, and web browsers make matters worse by not clearly showing what security you’re actually getting

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Downloads of VPN-equipped Opera browser double after Congress revokes internet privacy rules

Opera implies the boost in new users stems from privacy anxieties; but third-party metrics haven't shown increased U.S. activity for the browser

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Android is now more popular than Windows worldwide

StatCounter reports Android has overtaken Windows for first time. Meanwhile, Win10 usage nudges upward while Edge slips

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Mozilla project keeps compromised apps out of circulation

The Binary Transparency plan would use public certificate technology to guarantee binaries haven't been replaced with malicious counterparts

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Coders, here's a JavaScript presentation tool you'll love

Attention all technical presenters: At last, a slideshow tool for you! With the open source library Remark.js, you build presentations fast using Markdown

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LastPass fixes serious password leak vulnerabilities

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager rushed to push out a fix to solve a serious vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users' passwords or execute malicious code on their computers.

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Firefox 52 bans plug-ins, supports 'game changer' standard

Mozilla trumpets support for WebAssembly, technology that speeds up web apps

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Safari browser sheds users, mimicking IE

Chrome is most likely the beneficiary of the 19 percent decline in Apple's browser share

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13 reasons not to use Chrome

Chrome may be the world’s most popular browser, but it isn’t necessarily the best one

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Windows 10, Edge usage stays steady in February

Win10 nudged up or down, depending on whom you trust, and Edge showed signs of incipient somnambulance

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2 web technologies you need to dump now

Too many sites block or restrict users using modern technologies. You can easily avoid this suicidal path

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Mozilla binds Firefox's fate to the Rust language

Latest version of Firefox will require Rust to compile successfully, restricting the number of platforms that the browser can be ported to

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Windows 10 usage rises slightly, Edge still floundering

Last month, for a change, Win7 usage share went down in concert with the Win10 uptick

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Google open-sources Chrome browser for iOS

Complications involving the required tie-in to Apple’s WebKit engine had prevented the move in the past

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10 frustrating Google Chrome irritations and how to fix them

Stop accidental tab closures, update extensions, enable guest browsing, and more

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Cisco scrambling to fix a remote code execution problem in WebEx

There’s no workaround and no final patch for a critical bug that can open up users’ computers to remote code execution attacks

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

Starting in February, IE security updates will again be separate, letting business that abandoned the browser receive smaller downloads

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