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EFF's tracker-smashing Privacy Badger exits beta

After more than a year in beta, the EFF's Privacy Badger privacy-protecting add-on for Chrome and Firefox is available in its first stable version.

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Update Firefox now! Fix rushed out for an exploit that steals files off your hard drive

Mozilla released Firefox 39.0.3 on Thursday to patch a pretty serious security flaw.

Chrome 44 brings the Physical Web to iPhone, iPad

Don't download the app for your smart device. Check if it has Physical Web support first.

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Mozilla Firefox temporarily blocks Flash by default

Mozilla's Firefox has had enough of Flash and its security problems, at least for now.

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Hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan: Little changes make a big difference

The browser in the public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan has new features that you'll use right away.

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Google yanks Chrome's new visual bookmarks manager

Chrome is going back to its old tree-style bookmarks manager apparently in the face of user revolt.

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Google working to make Chrome more efficient on the Mac

Chrome's development team touts significant performance improvements—and says more are on the way.

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Reading service Pocket built into Firefox, replacing Reading List feature

The latest update also brings a distraction-free Reader View and changes to Firefox Hello.

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SHA-what? A new warning in Chrome shames outdated security

Chrome users recently started seeing a warning or an error about outdated encryption used by websites for secure connections.

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URL-spoofing bug in Apple's Safari could enable hard to detect phishing attacks

A researcher developed code that can trick Safari into showing a different URL in its address bar than the one currently loaded.

Google blocks Chrome extensions not found in the official Web Store

Extensions for Windows and Mac will have to be installed from Google's Web Store, a small handful of restricted business and developer exceptions aside.

This Chrome extension helps color-blind users see the web

If you need help discerning colors online this new Chrome extension from Google could help.

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Security researchers poke holes in Google's anti-phishing Chrome extension

Security researchers found nine different ways to defeat Google's Password Alert extension for Chrome.

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New Firefox features will eventually be limited to secure websites only

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla said

Google Chrome's data-saving compression feature hits PCs

If you need to save on your PC's bandwidth usage but don't want to use Opera, try adding Google's new Data Saver (Beta) extension to Chrome.

on pcworld.com