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Google releases Chrome 83 with enhanced privacy controls

Update introduces third-party cookie-blocking in Incognito and DNS-over-HTTPs support
20 May 2020
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How to enable private browsing on any browser

Whether it's Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge, here’s how to enable private browsing on every major browser
1 May 2020
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Vivaldi 3.0 features built-in tracker blocker powered by DuckDuckGo tech

Vivaldi Android app comes out of beta too
22 Apr 2020
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What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?

It may not always be obvious what's causing the issue, but there are steps you can take to get back online
21 Apr 2020
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Google announces critical Chrome flaw, urging immediate updates

Secret flaw pushes Google to roll out Chrome updates for Windows, Mac and Linux
20 Apr 2020
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Mozilla re-hires veteran Mitchell Baker to serve as CEO

The interim chair and CEO formally rejoins the organisation after Chris Beard stepped down in December 2019
9 Apr 2020
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Google halts controversial Chrome update in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Google rolls back SameSite cookie changes to avoid breaking the internet
6 Apr 2020
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Microsoft's Edge now more popular than Firefox for the first time

Major changes, and a pivot to businesses, sees the Chromium-powered web browser leapfrog its rival
3 Apr 2020
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What is private browsing?

Private-browsing capabilities are baked into the internet browsers you use everyday. Here's why it's important
2 Apr 2020
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What is Microsoft Edge? Everything you need to know

Microsoft's replacement for Internet Explorer has quite a few things to recommend it
2 Apr 2020
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Google Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge

We put the web's three best browsers head to head. So which one comes out on top?
26 Mar 2020
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Microsoft halts Edge browser updates in light of coronavirus pandemic

The Redmond company follows in the footsteps of Google with shelved updates
24 Mar 2020
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Microsoft Edge branded as ‘worrisome’ for user privacy

Research claims the web browser sends telemetry data and URLs to back-end servers
18 Mar 2020
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Google Chrome makes computer-sharing safer with default-to-guest feature

Protect multi-user computers by defaulting Google Chrome to guest mode
12 Mar 2020
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Firefox activates DNS over HTTPS for US users by default

The privacy push, which encrypts all web traffic, has angered ISPs and regulators
26 Feb 2020
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Google purges 500 harmful Chrome extensions from its Web Store

The extensions injected aggressive, infectious advertisements into millions of users’ browsers
14 Feb 2020
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Microsoft developer declares it's time to ditch IE for Edge

IE developer wants users to let the Explorer "retire to the great bitbucket in the sky"
23 Jan 2020
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Firefox Voice trial begins in beta

Mozilla has started sending invites to the beta of its Firefox Voice extension
13 Jan 2020
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Businesses can block Chromium-powered Edge rollout

Microsoft gears up for the Microsoft Edge relaunch as developers are invited to submit browser extensions
17 Dec 2019
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Hundreds of counterfeit shoe sites hit by Magecart credit card scam

Criminals hope to take advantage of those looking for a pre-Christmas deal
12 Dec 2019
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Latest Chrome release offers breach password check and tab freezing

Version 79 rolls out a suite of security features as well as tools like back-forward cache
11 Dec 2019
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Google announces plans to flag slow-loading websites

Implementation of the plans could seriously hurt a website's ability to attract business
12 Nov 2019
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Microsoft just reinvented its Edge browser

The shift signals an attempt to remain relevant following a move to Chromium
5 Nov 2019