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With move to rebuild Edge atop Google's Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war

After watching its Edge browser bleed users, Microsoft this week gave up the ghost and said it will replace the browser's home-grown rendering engine with Blink, the engine that powers Google Chrome.

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What's in the latest Chrome update?

Chrome 71 for Windows, macOS and Linux goes after sites that deliver what the search giant calls "abusive experiences," and includes patches for 43 security flaws.

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Top web browsers 2018: IE and Edge catch a break – and their breath

For the first time since June, Microsoft's two browsers managed to hold onto their share of the browser market; the same could not be said of Firefox.

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How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should

Just because Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser doesn’t mean you have to. Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox or another your primary browser in Windows 10.

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Mozilla's 2017 expenses grew twice the rate of revenue

Most of the Firefox browser-maker's $562M in revenue came from deals struck for the default search engine spot.

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Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.)

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Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites

Mozilla added the alert system to its browser as a way or warning users who visit a site that's reported a data breach.

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Chrome to hit sites dealing 'abusive experiences' with total ad blockade

Google's Chrome 71 browser, due out in early December, will target particularly onerous websites by blocking ads.

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Mozilla turns to new revenue streams from VPN, Amazon

The Firefox browser maker has teamed with Swiss firm ProtonVPN to offer VPN services to users; each company gets a cut of the revenues from those who sign up.

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Big browsers to pull support plug for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption protocols in early '20

TLS is the successor to the better-known SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption protocol; both are used to secure data communications between browsers and the destination server.

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Google deals with fallout over Chrome auto sign-in

The upcoming Chrome 70 will allow users to disable a controversial automatic sign-in that links log-ins of its services with the browser.

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Firefox calls it quits on antiquated Windows XP, Vista

Mozilla has ended browser security updates for the outdated versions of Windows; the only Top 5 browser still supporting Windows XP is Opera.

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Firefox to auto-block ad trackers

Mozilla’s browser will first target trackers that slow down page loading, then tackle cross-site trackers that follow users around the web.

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Get serious about privacy with the Epic, Brave and Tor browsers

These three desktop browsers will keep your identity safe from trackers and hackers — using very different methods.

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Mozilla sets termination date for Firefox's legacy add-ons

The company will stop supporting Firefox ESR 52, the final release that is compatible with legacy add-ons, in two weeks.

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JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, on the genesis of the popular programming language | True Technologist Ep 1

In this episode of True Technologist, Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript language and cofounder of Mozilla, describes the hectic and challenging early days of bringing JavaScript to market, as well as his new company, Brave...

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Chrome 68 takes notifications native in Windows 10

The browser, launched July 24, uses the OS's own notification center to post messages; users must be running Windows 10 1607 or later.

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Mozilla tests Firefox add-on that steers users toward serendipity

The new 'Advance' add-on takes into account a user's browsing history to recommend other sites to explore.

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