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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.

Google kills IE plug-in Chrome Frame, but some object

Google Thursday announced the retirement of a four-year-old plug-in designed to let users of older version of Internet Explorer run Chrome's browser engine, declaring mission accomplished.

8 Google culture clichés reinforced by 'The Internship'

'The Internship' pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to work at Google, and to our surprise it confirms much of what we already knew.

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Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

Apple announced Monday it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.

Safari gets energy-efficient update in Mavericks

When OS X Mavericks arrives later this year, a new-and-improved version of Safari will come with it. Here's what to expect.

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15 cool and fun Google Chrome Experiments

Chrome Experiments came to life in 2009 when Google decided to showcase what is possible to do inside a browser. We picked the most fascinating projects to date, including ones that let you control the screen with your phone, take over your webcam, or show stunning visualizations.

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Microsoft claims IE consumes less power than other browsers

You never even considered that browsers consume differing amounts of power, did you?

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In fog of browser wars, the victor varies with the metrics

NetMarketShare says Microsoft's IE is top dog, while StatCounter crowns Chrome the king in the competitive browser market.

7 things you can do to make Internet Explorer more secure

Still use Internet Explorer? There's no shame in that. But here are a few quick and easy steps you can take to stay safer as you browse.