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Firefox's 'Idea Town' testing program will let users try out bleeding-edge features

Mozilla plans to launch a new testing program in August that let's Firefox users try out potential changes to the browser.

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Microsoft suspends Windows 10 previews as the OS nears launch

They won't be gone for long, however. Microsoft is shifting over from sending Windows 10 builds from its Insider program to sending them using its production channels.

Firefox for Windows 10 planned as Mozilla ramps up browser's release pace

The company hasn't yet released details about the new schedule, but said the old one isn't serving customers well.

Kaspersky may have been hacked to spy on its research

Eugene Kaspersky, the Russian whose namesake company acknowledged that it had been infected with top-tier malware, struggled during a press conference to come up with reasons why the hackers targeted his firm.

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How to watch Microsoft's Build keynote livestream

Microsoft will live stream the opening keynote address of its Build developers conference on Wednesday starting at 8:30 PT (11:30 ET).

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Microsoft could write off billions of dollars from Nokia acquisition

Microsoft has signaled that it may take a massive write-off of its 2013 Nokia acquisition, perhaps as early as July.

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Keep Windows 10 preview up to date -- or face a dead PC

Testers running Windows 10's preview must keep the OS relatively up to date or face a bricked PC that soon won't boot.

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Microsoft gives up, turns off Do Not Track by default

Microsoft today rolled back its commitment to the nearly-dead "Do Not Track" standard, saying it would no longer automatically switch on the signal in its browsers.

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Apple secures Safari against FREAK attacks

Apple has patched the FREAK flaw in both OS X and iOS, issuing updates for both operating systems to protect users of its Safari browser.

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Uh-oh: EFF researchers discover signs of Superfish-style attacks in the wild

Researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation found evidence that indicates attackers have exploited a security vulnerability in the Superfish adware and a slew of other programs

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Intuit issues refunds to try and stifle TurboTax user revolt

Intuit has again apologized for stiffing TurboTax customers by not telling them of changes in its business model.

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Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have complained of since the operating system launched in October.

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Google Chrome considers marking all unencrypted websites as insecure

Chrome security engineers have proposed that all websites that don't encrypt traffic be marked as insecure by browsers.

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Firefox in-browser fundraiser begs for cash as Mozilla scrambles to diversify income

Mozilla has been running a fundraiser from within its Firefox browser, a program that will run through the end of the year.

Google delays death sentence for old-style Chrome plug-ins

Google on Monday gave traditional Google plug-ins a stay of execution and instead outlined a plan to finalize their demise in 10 months.