WordPress may ban Google FLoC over security fears
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WordPress may ban Google FLoC over security fears

The web engine joins a list of growing parties to decline to support the controversial third-party cookie alternative
19 Apr 2021
What is a DNS server?
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Domain Name System (DNS)

What is a DNS server?

We explain what a DNS server is, how it works and how to avoid DNS hijacking
16 Apr 2021
What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?
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web browser

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
16 Apr 2021
Microsoft patches actively exploited Internet Explorer flaw
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Microsoft patches actively exploited Internet Explorer flaw

The latest Patch Tuesday sees the Windows developer patch a fifth actively exploited bug disclosed within a week
10 Mar 2021
How to enable private browsing on any device
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privacy

How to enable private browsing on any device

Want to know how to surf the web privately on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android devices? Here's our private browsing guide
8 Mar 2021
Microsoft targets tab hoarders with new Edge features
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Microsoft targets tab hoarders with new Edge features

New features include vertical tabs and an easier-to-access browsing history
5 Mar 2021
Google speeds up Chrome update cycle to four weeks
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Chromium

Google speeds up Chrome update cycle to four weeks

Enterprise administrators will have a slower eight-week option to manage the update
5 Mar 2021
Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge
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Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge

We put the web's three most popular browsers head-to-head
26 Feb 2021
HTTP vs HTTPS: What difference does it make to security?
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Network & Internet

HTTP vs HTTPS: What difference does it make to security?

We look at the difference between the two and tell you how to switch between them
19 Feb 2021
Microsoft will remove 'Legacy Edge' from Windows 10 in April
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Network & Internet

Microsoft will remove 'Legacy Edge' from Windows 10 in April

Support will end in March before it's replaced by the Chromium-based Edge browser a month later
8 Feb 2021
Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero-day
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Google fixes actively exploited Chrome zero-day

The flaw may be related to a recent hacking campaign against the cyber security community
5 Feb 2021
What is an ASPX file?
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What is an ASPX file?

We look at what this web file does and how it can be viewed...
4 Feb 2021
Google Chrome makes it easier to fix weak passwords
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Google Chrome makes it easier to fix weak passwords

The new tool will be rolled out over the coming weeks as users upgrade to the Chrome 88 browser version
21 Jan 2021
What is the dark web?
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What is the dark web?

We shine a light on the often unsavoury corners of the World Wide Web
5 Jan 2021
Adobe Flash Player is officially dead
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Software

Adobe Flash Player is officially dead

The software’s unprecedented capabilities shaped the way users interact with multimedia content
4 Jan 2021
Google sets a date for Chrome extension privacy revamp
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Google sets a date for Chrome extension privacy revamp

From January 18th, developers must be clear about how they're handling user data
10 Dec 2020
Cloudflare and Apple launch privacy-focused DNS protocol
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Domain Name System (DNS)

Cloudflare and Apple launch privacy-focused DNS protocol

Oblivious DNS-over-HTTPS safeguards users' browsing habits from third parties
9 Dec 2020
Google removes IAC Chrome extensions over 'deceptive' practices
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Google removes IAC Chrome extensions over 'deceptive' practices

IAC says Google has used its dominant position to "reduce our browser business to the last small corner of the internet"
7 Dec 2020
Microsoft Teams no longer works on Internet Explorer
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Microsoft Teams no longer works on Internet Explorer

Users of Microsoft's legacy browser will need to upgrade to Edge in order to use the web conferencing service
30 Nov 2020
Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 until 2022
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Chromium

Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 until 2022

The company says the COVID-19 pandemic has stalled some businesses' Windows 10 migration plans
23 Nov 2020
Mozilla opens public consultation for controversial DNS over HTTPs launch
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Domain Name System (DNS)

Mozilla opens public consultation for controversial DNS over HTTPs launch

Decision likely taken after recent backlash from ISPs and the UK government
19 Nov 2020
Chrome 87 arrives with bolstered performance and security
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Chrome 87 arrives with bolstered performance and security

Final update of 2020 for Google's web browser will bring changes to search and open tabs
18 Nov 2020
Google Chrome is losing market share to Microsoft Edge
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Google Chrome is losing market share to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft fights back in a bid to regain browser crown
2 Nov 2020