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Prepare for faster, safer Web browsing: The next-gen HTTP/2 protocol is done

This is the first major change to one of the backbones of the Web in over 16 years

Mozilla's Shumway project works to run Flash without Flash Player

Developer builds of Firefox can now run limited kinds of Flash content, even if you don't have the Flash plug-in installed

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Microsoft's SSL 3.0 Poodle-busting patch KB 3023607 breaks popular Cisco VPN client

Cisco verifies that installing KB 3023607 may lead to 'Failed to initialize connection subsystem' errors with AnyConnect VPN

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'Google search on steroids' brings dark Web into the light

Memex crawls content ignored by commercial search engines and uncovers patterns in online data that can aid law enforcement

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Mozilla reveals Firefox add-on lockdown

Mozilla has detailed plans to require Firefox add-ons to be digitally signed, a move meant to bear down on rogue and malicious extensions

Microsoft fixes IE memory problems

Microsoft has issued 41 patches to fix memory vulnerabilities in its browser; Windows and Office also got patches this month

Dangerous IE vulnerability opens door to powerful phishing attacks

The flaw can be used to steal authentication cookies and inject rogue code into websites

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

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Microsoft confirms: Spartan browser will have extensions, unlike Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer never trafficked in plugins, but Spartan will take the opposite tack

Spartan and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10

Just months after Microsoft promised an end to duality in Windows, its new OS will include two very different browsers

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Thrown for a loss: Google Chrome fumbles Apple Handoff

The iOS Chrome browser transfers data to Safari, not Chrome, on your other devices -- raising hopes of a more inclusive Handoff implementation

The two-browser strategy for Windows 10, at least for now

Microsoft demonstrated a new Windows 10 browser on Wednesday. Whether it's the new IE12 remains an open question

Users get more control over data in latest Firefox browser beta

Users and website owners will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites

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Windows 10's Spartan browser will pack Cortana's smarts, report claims

Cortana is already reportedly coming to your taskbar. Now it sounds like you'll get Microsoft's digital assistant in your address bar too

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Microsoft's reported 'Spartan' browser may be lighter, more flexible than Internet Explorer

Report: 'Spartan' could spell the future of Microsoft's browser technology and launch alongside Internet Explorer as part of Windows 10

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10 Chrome extensions for developers

Google Chrome needs a little polish and enhancement to really work with us instead of just for us

Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

Firefox asks users about changing search providers

Update: Firefox 34 seeks user OK before changing search to Yahoo

Browser update also includes other search improvements

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