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What you need to know about Do Not Track

Google decided on Thursday to get behind Do Not Track, technology that lets users opt out of online tracking done by websites and Internet advertisers. So where does Do Not Track stand now? We've put together some answers for you.

Google commits Chrome to support Do Not Track

Google will add support for the "Do Not Track" effort to its Chrome browser by the end of this year.

Apple snares top smartphone sales spot

Apple was the top seller of smartphones worldwide and in the U.S. last quarter, analysts said Monday.

Mozilla ships Firefox 10, relieves add-on updating pain

Mozilla today patched eight vulnerabilities in Firefox as it shipped the latest iteration in its rapid release schedule.

Analyst: Apple breaks Microsoft's 'lock' on enterprise

The iPhone may have opened the door for Apple in the enterprise, but it was the one-two punch of the iPad and revamped MacBook Air in 2010 that really did the trick, an analyst said today.

Mozilla touts Firefox impact in SOPA blackout

Mozilla extolled the impact of its 12-hour participation in Wednesday's anti-SOPA strike, saying Firefox users and fans generated more than a third-of-a-million emails to Congress.

Mozilla slows pace of Firefox 9 upgrades

Mozilla dramatically slowed the update pace of Firefox 9, the browser it shipped late last month.

Apple drubs all rivals in U.S. system shipment gains

Apple was the only top-five computer maker to post shipment gains in the U.S. during the final quarter of 2011, according to separate estimates from a pair of research firms.

Apple tops U.S. retailers in mobile shopping customer satisfaction

Apple trumped all rivals in mobile shopping satisfaction during 2011's holidays, but lost to Amazon on the Web, according to Michigan-based ForeSee.

Adobe plugs six critical holes in Reader

Adobe on Tuesday patched six vulnerabilities in the newest version of its popular Reader PDF viewer, making good on a late-2011 promise when it shipped an emergency update for an older edition.

Apple enterprise sales of Macs, iPads to jump 58 percent this year

Apple will sell an estimated $19 billion in Macs and iPads to enterprises in 2012, a 58% jump over the year before, a research analyst said today.

Google patches Chrome, beefs up malicious file blocking tech

Google last week patched Chrome 16 and improved the download warnings in the impending Chrome 17.

Google downgrades Chrome ranking after paid-link monkey business

Google penalized its own browser's search rankings over a marketing campaign that went bad, the company confirmed.

Mozilla persuades Firefox 3.6 users to dump old browser

Mozilla's upgrade call last month pushed more Firefox 3.6 users to grab a newer edition than any month since June 2011, Web metrics company Net Applications says.

Apple iOS, Google Android new device activations skyrocket

Activations of new iOS and Android devices soared on Christmas Day, jumping by 142% over the same day last year, a Web metrics company said.