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Firefox will soon start blocking trackers by default

Mozilla today announced that its Firefox browser will soon by default automatically block all attempts at cross-site tracking. There are three parts to this strategy. Starting with version 63, which i

Workona helps web workers finally close all those tabs

A new startup, Workona, this week launched software designed for those who primarily do their work in a browser. The company’s goal is to become the OS for web work – and to also save web

Facebook is now a major mobile browser in U.S., with 10%+ market share in many states

Most of the data around web browser market share puts Google Chrome or Safari at the top – with their percentage of the market varying by platform and region. But new research from analytics pro

Microsoft’s Edge browser now lets you mute tabs

Unlike other browser vendors, Microsoft remains committed to a relatively slow update cycle that sees the company launch major new versions of Edge in sync with the bi-annual Windows 10 updates. It do

Opera launches a new mobile browser

Opera today announced a new mobile browser, Opera Touch, that shows that there’s still plenty of room for a competitor in the mobile browsing world. Opera Touch takes some ideas from the company

Mozilla’s new Firefox extension keeps your Facebook data isolated to the social network itself

Mozilla this morning launched a Firefox browser add-on for those users not willing to delete their Facebook account, but also wanting some control over how much of their data Facebook can access. The

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

If you're worried about someone finding out what you're pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes thi

Mozilla launches experimental voice search, file-sharing and note-taking tools for Firefox

Firefox is due for a comeback. A lot of the work the team spent on refactoring core parts of the browser is starting to pay off, and, while its market share continues to decline (especially on the de

Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020

Adobe today announced that Flash, the once-ubiquitous plugin that allowed you to play your first Justin Bieber video on YouTube and Dolphin Olympics 2 on Kongregate, will be phased out by the end of 2

Opera launches Neon, a new experimental desktop browser

Browsers have gotten boring. After a flurry of innovation, especially around the time Google launched Chrome, things slowed down over the last few years. We’ve seen a few interesting experiments

Mozilla launches Firefox Focus, a private web browser for iPhone

The makers of Firefox are today introducing a new mobile web browser for iOS users that puts private browsing at the forefront of the user experience. Called Firefox Focus, the mobile browser by defa

Google pollutes new Chrome tabs with ‘article suggestions’ – here’s how to disable them

You know what people love? When you take something familiar and useful and replace it with content "for you" that you actually didn't ask for. That's one of the more visible changes in the latest vers

Ad-blocking browser Brave launches payments, so you can support sites with cash, not ad clicks

The ad-blocking web browser Brave, co-founded by Mozilla’s former CEO Brendan Eich, is today rolling out its grand experiment “Brave Payments,” which will encourage web users to rew

Firefox will soon start blocking invisible Flash content

Mozilla’s multi-process architecture project cleared for takeoff

Attention. Project code-name Electrolysis is a go. Mozilla’s long-running project to bring multi-process architecture to hundreds of millions of Firefox users has finally met release criteria

Opera adds power-saving mode to its browser

Opera is on a roll lately. Over the last few weeks, the company added a built-in ad blocker and VPN service to its desktop browser, for example. Today, the company is launching a new early release d

Google’s Chrome Web Store will boot apps and extensions violating new user data guidelines

Google is cleaning up its Chrome Web Store – the marketplace where you can browse for extensions and apps for its Chrome web browser. The company says it’s making changes to browser&#82

Cast is a full-service podcasting studio that lives in your browser

Traditionally, the largest barrier to podcasting has been the complexity of steps and multitude of programs it takes to go from recording to editing to publishing. Cast is simplifying this process wit

Chrome Will Begin Pausing Flash Ads By Default, Starting In September

Google’s Chrome web browser keeps getting better. According to a new post on Google+, the company says that, starting on September 1st, Chrome will begin to pause many Flash ads by default in o

Vivaldi Browser Gets New Customization Options, Mouse Gestures And Experimental Chrome Extension Support

The latest technical preview of Vivaldi, the new Blink-based browser launched by former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner, is now available for download. New features include additional customization option
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