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Alert! Study finds Internet users heed browser warnings

Security warnings displayed by Web browsers are far more effective at deterring risky Internet behavior than was previously believed, according to a new study.

Chrome rich notifications go live for all Windows users; good luck using them

The upgraded notifications should send interactive pop-ups to your desktop, but we couldn't get them to work.

Chrome packaged apps power up, snag enhanced iTunes and Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities

Google's quest to turn the browser into a platform of its own continues with new APIs designed to make Chrome's offline-enabled packaged apps more useful.

Advertisers can pay AdBlock Plus to look the other way

Large companies like Google can pay the popular ad-blocking extension AdBlock to let their ads through.

Microsoft claims 'a few' bug reports in bounty program

Microsoft today said it had received "a few submissions" so far for its Internet Explorer 11 bug bounty program, the first for the company.

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How to fix a broken favicon

Before you go to extreme measures to restore a messed-up favicon, try this simple fix.

Opera 15 mixes classic features, mobile-inspired enhancements

Coming out of beta on Tuesday, the new version of Opera is the first powered by the new Blink rendering engine. Here's what to expect from Opera 15.

Windows 8 finally passes Vista in OS market share

According to Net Applications, Windows 8 is now the second most popular Windows operating system. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer 10 tops IE9.

Bare-bones Xbox Music service hits the Web at $10 a month

Microsoft launches a Web version of Xbox Music, allowing access to the service on computers that don't run Windows 8.

First Firefox OS phone arrives in Spain Tuesday

Telefónica will be the first to offer a commercial smartphone based on the Firefox OS. The Spanish operator will start selling the ZTE Open on Tuesday for $90 with a prepaid subscription.

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Internet Explorer 11 will land on Windows 7... someday

The latest and greatest version of Internet Explorer will end up on Windows 7, but we don't know when.

Simplify browser use with keyboard shortcuts

The mouse may be the most intuitive way to control a browser, but it's not the most efficient. As MLStrand56 learned on the Answer Line forum, browser shortcuts can be valuable.

Opera says hackers pilfered code-signing certificate

Opera Software said Wednesday hackers pilfered from its internal systems at least one code-signing certificate that was used to sign malicious software.

Firefox 22 browser update supplies web-calling capability

Mozilla Tuesday shipped Firefox 22, which enables the in-browser audio-video calling standard WebRTC and switches on a new JavaScript module that promises to speed up web apps.

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Cookie Clearinghouse pushes 'Do Not Track' another step

Stanford University has launched an online privacy initiative meant to complement Do Not Track, an effort aimed at preventing sites from recording people's Web browsing without permission.