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Former Mozilla CEO would've transformed Firefox into a pro-privacy anti-Chrome

Short-lived Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich says Firefox's key to success lies in differentiation, starting with Google's gobbling of your personal info.

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Disconnect's new browser plugin translates complex privacy policies into simple icons

The Privacy Icons browser add-on translates websites' privacy policies into nine easy-to-grasp categories

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Oracle buys LiveLOOK for co-browsing technology

The deal follows Salesforce.com's rollout of SOS, a help feature inspired by Amazon's Mayday

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Microsoft caught 'astroturfing' bloggers again to promote Internet Explorer

Microsoft pitches a high-profile venture capitalist to write paid blogs about its new Internet Explorer browser experience.

Preview cutting-edge Internet Explorer features early with new test build browser

The Internet Explorer Developer Channel will offer an early glimpse into the next version of Internet Explorer

TechTip: Make any link a downloadable one

Sometimes applications like desktop email clients won't let right click and download a link. With some basic HTML you can overcome this problem. What you'll need: Real time HTML editor: http://htmledit.squarefree.com/ Basic HTML: Click here to download.

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Google open sources PDF software library

The PDF application will be used in Google's Chrome browser, replacing a closed-source component.

Google Chrome's experiment with killing URLs appears to be on hold

For several months, Google toyed with the idea of hiding full web addresses from users in Chrome. That idea appears to be on hold.

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Turn any browser tab into a basic text editor

Need to quickly take notes while you're browsing the web? Just copy this piece of HTML into an open browser tab and you'll be good to go.

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Chrome for Windows enters 64-bit era, with more speed and security

You can now download a 64-bit version of the Chrome browser for Windows, which promises to be both faster, more secure, and stable -- at least for a developer version.

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Microsoft goes public with browser development plans

A new site from Microsoft shows which Web standards will be supported in Internet Explorer.

Google starts blocking browser extensions found outside Chrome's Web Store

After warning Chrome users in November, Google has begun blocking non-Chrome Web Store extensions from being installed on Chrome for Windows.

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3 time-saving Chrome extensions that maximize your Google search efficiency

Even master searchers can benefit from these search tools for Chrome.

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Microsoft will patch critical yet longstanding Internet Explorer exploit—sometime

Attackers are probably trying to develop exploit code, the CTO of Qualys says

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Critical Internet Explorer zero-day exploit detailed after Microsoft fails to patch it

The seven-month-old flaw has remained unpatched in Internet Explorer 8, which has a 20 percent market share

How bickering and greed neutered the 'Do Not Track' privacy initiative

The lack of a standard has hamstrung the browser privacy tool.