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Internet Explorer 10 usage doubles after Microsoft triggers auto-update

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) doubled its usage share last month, and now accounts for nearly 11% of all copies of IE in use, a Web measurement company said today.

New Microsoft campaign promotes privacy prowess

After a series of smear ads lambasting Google's data privacy procedures, Microsoft has launched a new campaign highlighting its own privacy features.

Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday brings no Pwn2Own fix

System administrators and IT security pros can take bit of a breather: Microsoft has issued a comparatively light set of patches for this edition of its monthly release of software vulnerability fixes.

Google Chromium project leaves WebKit to work with Blink browser engine

The Chromium Project is splitting with WebKit, an open source project created by Apple in 2001. Google will instead work on its own rendering engine called Blink, taking the new engine’s initial codebase from WebKit, a practice called forking.

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New version of Internet Explorer brings Flash to Windows 8, RT

Microsoft had spurned Flash when developing its new operating systems, but Redmond apparently had a change of heart about the Adobe plug-in.

Microsoft patch targets Internet Explorer drive-by attacks

The sheer number of patches may seem daunting, but pay attention to the IE browser's vulnerabilities and fix them now.

Microsoft slates IE, Windows, Office updates for next week

Microsoft today announced it will deliver seven security updates next week, four of them rated "critical," to patch Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, SharePoint Server and the Silverlight media software.

Researchers rake in $280K at Pwn2Own hacking contest

Research teams Wednesday cracked Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox at the Pwn2Own hacking contest, pulling in more than $250,000 in prizes.

Change the default behavior for new tabs in Internet Explorer

Microsoft's browser gives you three options for what happens when you open a new tab. Here's how to choose one.

Internet Explorer 10 lands on Windows 7

After nearly two years in development, Microsoft's latest and greatest Web browser lands on Windows 7.