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Google to trial drastically truncated URLs in Chrome in anti-phishing move

The goal is to make it harder for phishing attacks to succeed by hiding much of a site's URL. The change will roll out to some users in October in Chrome 86, but doesn't affect enterprise-enrolled devices.

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Microsoft sets new support deadlines for IE11 and Edge

With the Chromium-based version of Edge now in place, Microsoft is looking to move on from its older browsers – IE11 and the original Edge.

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Microsoft offers Office 365-loaded browser homepage to enterprises that use Bing

The new 'Bing enterprise homepage' marries the company's online search tool with internal document discovery for companies.

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Google delays Chrome web apps drop-dead date until mid-2022

The Chrome-specific apps let developers write one app that would run on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS, and were to have been retired the summer.

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Mozilla lays off 250, says pandemic 'significantly impacted revenue'

'Our pre-COVID plan is no longer workable,' argues Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker; she outlined plans to reorganize the company behind the Firefox browser.

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Microsoft pegs savings from Edge, Office 365 search as high as $43M

Microsoft says its Bing-powered search platform can boost worker productivity and save corporate money by making access to internal documents and data easier.

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Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies 'bounce' trackers

Mozilla is rolling out a new defense against advanced tracking tactics in Firefox 79; users should get it during the next few weeks.

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At Microsoft Inspire, the new Edge browser took center stage

Just as Azure has overtaken Microsoft's Windows Server platform, the new Chromium-based Edge Browser has taken center stage from Windows.

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Mozilla launches its first revenue-generating service, VPN for Firefox

The virtual private network is being rolled out in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and three other countries for Windows and Android. It's part of Mozilla's strategy to expand revenue options for its Firefox browser.

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Microsoft to auto upgrade some business and education PCs to Chromium Edge in August

Coming soon to a Windows 10 PC near you: the new Chromium-based version of Microsoft's Edge browser.

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FAQ: What's new in Safari 14

With the arrival this fall of macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple users will get an updated Safari browser. Coming soon: web extension support, TouchID for password authentication and a variety of customizations.

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Mozilla takes first step in pulling Firefox plug on macOS Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan

Beginning next week, Mozilla plans to automatically move users running older versions of macOS to the Firefox Extended Support Release, a version of the browser that provides security updates only.

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Chrome to target abusive notification requests beginning in July

Starting with Chrome 84 – scheduled to release July 14 – sites that Google thinks traffic in notifications meant to trick users will be blacklisted.

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How to go incognito in Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari

While 'incognito' mode in any of the big four web browsers offers a measure of privacy, it doesn't completely hide your tracks online. Here's how the feature works, and how to use it.

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Microsoft starts Edge-for-Edge swap on Windows 10 PCs

Coming soon to a PC near you: the Chromium-based Edge browser.

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Getting started with Google Password Manager

Your brain is not an effective password manager. Google's got a better option.

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Microsoft touts new business features slated for Edge

The Chromium-based browser was supposed to roll out to users earlier this year. Microsoft now says expect that to take place over the next few weeks.

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Chrome 85 to erase ads that hog network, CPU resources

The company said only 0.3% of all ads online disproportionately account for a big chunk of total network and CPU consumption.

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Microsoft to start changing Chrome's search engine to Bing for opt-in customers

Microsoft has revised its schedule for rolling out a Chrome browser extension to Office 365 customers; it plans to begin adding the extension to Google's browser this month.

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Google to expel spammy, pointless Chrome extensions at end of August

When it comes to add-ons for its dominant Chrome browser, Google plans to crack down on miscreants later this year.

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