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JavaScript framework smartens up Firefox

Mozilla's Fathom framework helps browsers understand web pages the way people do

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Google reportedly plans ad blocking feature for Chrome browser

The move by the online ad company is seen as defensive, and will allow only certain acceptable ads to be shown

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Meet the new Microsoft Edge: 5 key improvements in Windows 10 Creators Update

The browser now offers a few welcome new additions, as well as one significant change that can’t be beat on Windows 10

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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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