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Panic Button for Chrome hides your online shenanigans

Panic Button hides all those tabs you shouldn't have open and makes it look like you're doing what you should be.

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'OK Google' hotword detection yanked from Chromium after user revolt

OK Google is a handy feature, but it's a proprietary code and including it by default in an open source browser is a no-no.

This Firefox extension kills the pesky problem of noisy web pages hiding in your tabs

If you love to have multiple browser tabs open or despise auto-playing videos this Firefox add-on can help.

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AVG's Crumble extension simplifies online privacy

AVG's Crumble is a relatively new extension for Chrome that makes it easy to guard your privacy online.

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Google yanks Chrome's new visual bookmarks manager

Chrome is going back to its old tree-style bookmarks manager apparently in the face of user revolt.

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How to manage your Chrome saved passwords on Android

Your Android phone can remember your complex, hard-to-type passwords for you. Here's how to set it up.

Microsoft's good deed for the day: browser-hijacking Ask Toolbar gets the banhammer on Windows

Microsoft's security tools built into Windows will now remove the Ask Toolbar for you.

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Apple now charges Safari extension developers for distribution

$99 a year developer program membership is now needed for Extension Gallery presence

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Google teams with Adobe to reduce Flash use in Chrome

Beta functionality sidelines animations that aren't central to a page

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How to stop autoplaying HTML5 videos

Just when you thought you were safe from autoplay videos, you now have to block them in HTML5 as well as Flash. Here's how--but sorry, there's no solution for Explorer.

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Reading service Pocket built into Firefox, replacing Reading List feature

The latest update also brings a distraction-free Reader View and changes to Firefox Hello.

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Hola browser extension should be uninstalled, researchers say

Israel-based Hola said it is working to fix the problems and will undertake a security review

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Ultra-popular Hola VPN extension sold your bandwidth for use in a botnet attack

If you use Hola to route around regional restrictions. You might want to think twice about that.

How to view recent webpages when you're offline

Need to see that New York Times article again, but you just lost your Internet connection? If you've got Chrome or Firefox you can still get to it.

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Chrome Custom Tabs smooths the transition between apps and the web

Being sent from an app to a web browser will be a lot less jarring in Android M.