Mozilla has patched Firefox 4 for the first time, fixing eight flaws, including a major programming oversight that left the browser vulnerable to attack on some Windows systems.
Two senators said that representatives from both Apple and Google will testify at a Congressional hearing next month on consumer privacy and smartphones.
Apple's explanation about how and why iPhones track users' locations was too late, too little, a crisis communications expert tells Computerworld.
In the month since Firefox 4's launch, the browser has racked up 100 million downloads, Mozilla says. But a Web analytics company says the new browser has done nothing to boost Mozilla's overall share of the browser market.
FTC Chairman Jon Liebowitz singled out Google for not adopting "Do Not Track," the privacy feature that lets consumers opt out of online tracking by Websites and advertisers.
Adobe has patched a critical vulnerability in Flash Player that the company said criminals were already exploiting with malicious Microsoft Word and Excel documents.
Mozilla this week jumped into its new faster-tempo development program for Firefox 5.
Google denied an allegation by rival Microsoft that it lied about an important government certification for Google Apps for Government.
According to a forecast from market researcher Gartner, Apple's iOS will dominate the tablet market through the middle of the decade.
Intuit has warned users of its tax preparation software to be aware of identity theft scams in the wake of a major breach at marketing firm Epsilon.
Security experts warned users to watch for targeted e-mail attacks after a breach at a major marketing firm that may have put millions of addresses in the hands of hackers and scammers.
Android users face a new threat, a rogue app that tells all their friends they pirated the program, according to a Symantec security manager.
Mozilla says it set an unofficial record for software downloads on the second day of Firefox 4's launch.
Mozilla said that keeping silent about theft of digital certificates was a mistake on its part.
The iPhone has again taken first place in J.D. Power and Associates' smartphone customer satisfaction rankings, the fifth time in a row Apple's smartphone has held that place of honor.