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Kid-friendly 'supervised user' accounts pop up in Chrome's preview build

Google, it seems, is thinking of the children.

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Chrome challenges Firefox, may become No. 2 browser

Mozilla's Firefox browser has lost more than 11 percent of its user share in the last two months, giving Google's Chrome another shot at replacing it as the world's No. 2 browser, according to new data.

Mozilla to ship 'Metro-ized' Firefox Dec. 10

Mozilla will launch Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface in mid-December, more than a year after the operating system's launch, according to the open-source developer's planning documents.

Pirate Bay introduces Web browser to elude censorship

The Pirate Bay introduced its own browser that can be used to circumvent censorship and blockades.

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Clockwise 5: Passwords are like democracy

TV industry changes, the sharing economy jumps the shark, cameraphones versus cameras and phones, and Google's latest tablet offensive. With guests Jon Phillips and Armando Rodriguez and hosts Jason Snell and Dan Moren.

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Google Chrome policy exposes user passwords on purpose: Here's how to prevent it

Google's browser displays user passwords in plain text in its settings, and it isn't the only one.

The blink tag is finally dead, killed off by Firefox 23

Firefox 23 launched Tuesday, complete with a new "share" button and a number of useful security updates. But it also finally killed off the "blink" tag, an annoying staple of the Web's early days.

Firefox, Chrome strengthen in-browser debugging

Mozilla and Google have updated their browsers with features to help developers more effectively write and debug their websites.

Tor Project: Stop using Windows, disable JavaScript to protect your anonymity

The Tor Project is advising that people stop using Windows after the discovery of a startling vulnerability in Firefox that undermined the main advantages of the privacy-centered network.

Gesture controls (finally!) appear in Chrome's bleeding-edge Canary test build

The new finger-friendly features are rough, but they're coming.

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Browser privacy tools still lack bite, security analysts say

Browser vendors continue to implement privacy in a half-hearted way, with Internet Explorer's default use of cookie ‘do not track' technology being the best of a weak job, a new assessment by NSS Labs has argued.

Yahoo buys failed browser maker Rockmelt

Yahoo on Friday acquired Rockmelt, a company that tried to compete with Google, Microsoft and Mozilla in the cut-throat browser market, but failed.

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Microsoft puts out "HTTP 2.0" server to test the future of the Web

Microsoft has released its "Katana" server, an early prototype that shows off how Microsoft would implement the next-generation HTTP 2.0 standard.

7 browser tricks to get the most out of your Chromecast

Chromecast already offers a ton of value for its $35 price tag, but the Cast extension for the Chrome browser can help it do so much more.

Five bookmarks every computer user should have

You can save yourself some time and headaches by keeping these important links at the ready.