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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

Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

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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Samsung adds ad blocking to its Android browser

Also in today's open source roundup: Removing the Facebook app can help boost your Android device's battery life by up to 20 percent. And is Linux Mint better than Ubuntu?

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Oracle's Java plug-in move no surprise, but is JavaWS the answer?

Applets may no longer be in vogue, but opinions vary whether Oracle's Java Web Start is a viable alternative

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Prepare now for the death of Flash and Java plug-ins

Countless IT admin tools depend on these technologies. Do you have a plan to keep yours working?

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Oracle hops on the bandwagon to dump Java browser plug-in

Browser vendors are moving away from plug-ins. Now Oracle is encouraging developers to migrate Java Applets to the plug-in free Java Web Start technology

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AMD launches GPUOpen, but some Linux users remain skeptical

Also in today's open source roundup: Firefox 44.0 has been released, and Tails 2.0 is now available

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Brave is the name, ad-blocking the game of new browser

Former Mozilla CEO announces browser that will replace targeted ads on sites with its own 'anonymous' ads, and share revenue with content makers

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