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Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

Google patches 19 Chrome bugs week before Pwn2Own hacking contest

Google has patched 19 vulnerabilities in Chrome, paying nine researchers $14,000 in bug bounties for reporting the flaws.

Apple invites bug researchers to scrutinize Lion OS

Apple is offering security experts a copy of the developer preview of Mac OS X Lion and asking them for feedback.

Mozilla delays final Firefox beta

A delay in shipping the latest beta of Firefox 4 makes it unlikely that Mozilla will ship a finished browser by the end of February.

Bulk of browsers found to be at risk of attack

About eight out of every 10 Web browsers run by consumers are vulnerable to attack by exploits of already-patched bugs, according to security risk and compliance management provider Qualys.

Antitrust fight against Apple's App Store rules faces 'steep' climb

Apple faces little risk of antitrust threats to the new App Store rules that require content sellers to hand over 30 percent of their revenues, a legal expert tells Computerworld.

Judge tosses iPad overheating lawsuit

A federal judge has tossed a class-action lawsuit that claimed Apple's iPad overheats when used outdoors in warm weather or in direct sunlight.

Mozilla adds 'Do Not Track' to newest Firefox 4 beta

Mozilla has rolled out the eleventh beta of Firefox 4, adding the "Do Not Track" feature it touted three weeks ago to the browser.

Reader X spoils new PDF attack

Adobe's Reader X, last year's upgrade that features a "sandbox" designed to protect users from PDF exploits, stymied a recent attack campaign, researchers say.

Pwn2Own organizer predicts Chrome will survive first day

Google's Chrome will likely survive the first day at next month's Pwn2Own hacking challenge, but may fall the next when the rules change, the contest organizer predicts.

Mac, iOS gain online share on back of strong sales

Mac OS X gained share last month by the largest amount since March 2010, while iOS, the operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad, passed 2 percent, according to monthly figures from Net Applications.

Chrome, Safari reach record browser share highs

Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari posted record numbers in January while Microsoft's Internet Explorer lost ground for the sixth month running, Net Applications says.

Lawsuit claims AT&T cheats iPhone, iPad owners on data

A lawsuit filed in California claims that AT&T "systematically" overcharges iPhone and iPad owners with capped data plans by inflating the amount of data they download.

Will Schmidt's exit change the Apple-Google battle?

Analysts say that Eric Schmidt's exit as the CEO of Google won't affect the dynamics of the company's battles with Apple in the smartphone and tablet wars.

Trapster hack may have exposed millions of iPhone, Android passwords

Millions of e-mail addresses and passwords may have been stolen from Trapster, an online service that warns iPhone, Android and BlackBerry owners of police...

Mozilla delivers latest Firefox 4 beta

On Friday, Mozilla shipped Firefox 4 Beta 9, perhaps the last it will release before it pushes toward a final version.