Regulators are urging Internet companies to alert consumers about their data-gathering activities--but if you want to seize control now, some browser add-ons can help.
Next week's regular Patch Tuesday includes six security updates to squash 11 bugs in a variety of applications.
Four of the six security bulletins being released on Patch Tuesday are rated "critical" and will address both operating system and application vulnerabilities.
A raft of new data repaints the ever-changing picture of the global browser landscape.
Browser share goes up and down, and usually there's a mix of winners and losers. This month, though, the only browser gaining ground is IE--at the expense of all others.
At some point during March, Google lifted the penalty it had imposed on Chrome the first week of January, when it demoted the search ranking of the browser's download page.
Ads with self-deprecating humor about the "browser you loved to hate" are helping customers warm up to Internet Explorer 9, market research firm reports.
Microsoft has set up a website with video ads and silly graphics, all of which essentially admit that Internet Explorer used to stink.
Google's Chrome browser overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer, all versions combined, to become the number one browser for a single day last weekend.