Don't-Miss Browser Stories

Mozilla hates it, but streaming video DRM is coming to Firefox

Mozilla has little choice lest users be cut off from popular content services, Mozilla's CTO says

People hated Firefox's New Tab ad idea, but Mozilla's pressing on -- cautiously

At the same time, reassures users that the browser won't become 'a mess of logos'

Microsoft trumpets Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, but reviews vary

Some users commenting about Windows Phone 8.1's browser complain about how it handles tabs.

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Regain your privacy with these 3 browser add-ons

It's tough to remain private online, but these three extensions can help.

Chrome's ploy to kill the URL already has a security flaw

Google's "Origin Chip" feature doesn't display long URLs, undermining its antiphishing intentions

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Opera 21 first to feature 'Aura' hardware acceleration

Blame HTML5: Embedded video ads and other rich media are consuming more and more of your PC's resources. A browser that runs the Web more efficiently will give your PC a more streamlined experience.

Adblock Plus works out kinks in Safari extension

The browser extension is mostly on par with ones for Chrome and Opera

Google Chrome flirts with killing URLs

We're all used to lengthy web addresses, but an early Chrome feature suggests Google might try to do away with them.

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How to organize your browser by using pinned tabs

Keep your favorite Web apps organized in your browser.

How to use pinned tabs to keep your browser organized

Keep your favorite web apps organized by using pinned tabs. We'll show you how to use the tab management tool in this video tip.

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EFF's new Privacy Badger browser add-on closes the prying eyes of online trackers

The EFF is working on a new weapon in the fight against online tracking: Privacy Badger.

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Microsoft backs down, will fix Internet Explorer vulnerability—even on Windows XP

Like a patient parent, Microsoft protects its Windows XP children just this once, even though the company officially ended support almost a month ago. But Microsoft still really wants you to upgrade your OS.

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Firefox 29 with revamped Australis interface rolling out

Firefox's visual overhaul finally gets official with Firefox 29's Australis interface.

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16 powerful browser extensions that bend the web to your will

The so-called "Open Web" is full of artificial limitations. These extensions blow them away.

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DHS warns against using Internet Explorer until bug is patched

The Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT division advises using an alternative web browser until an official IE update is available.

Critical zero-day endangers all versions of Internet Explorer—and XP isn't getting a fix

It didn't take long for all the barking about the death of Windows XP to gain some teeth.