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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.

Strip away all of YouTube's clutter with Cleanr

This browser extension gets rid of all the distracting stuff so you can focus on what matters: the video.

Mozilla again postpones Firefox third-party cookie-blocking, this time for months

Mozilla has effectively postponed Firefox's controversial third-party cookie-blocking policy for several months.

Tweak your browser to show YouTube song lyrics

Available for all the major browsers, this handy extension lets you sing along to your favorite music videos.

Microsoft launches security bounty programs for Windows 8.1 and IE 11 preview

Microsoft will pay security researchers for finding and reporting vulnerabilities in the preview version of its Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) browser, for finding novel techniques to bypass exploit mitigations present in Windows 8.1 or later versions, and for coming up with new ideas to defend against exploits.