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Adblock extension begins whitelisting 'acceptable ads'

The decision by Eyeo, owner of the Adblock Plus browser extensions and mobile browser apps, to hand control of its acceptable ads program to an independent board has prompted the developer of another adblocker to join the program -- and sell his company.

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Adblock Plus creators plan independent board to decide ad acceptability

The creators of Adblock Plus will let an independent advisory board decide what ads are acceptable.

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

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


Firefox's tracker-killing private browsing mode hits beta

Private browsing modes don't protect you from third-party tracking during your browsing session, but that's about to change on Firefox.

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Mozilla releases first public Firefox for iOS preview

Mozilla hopes to have its version of Firefox for iOS devices out by the end of the year as part of its push to grow its share of mobile traffic.

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Internet Explorer 5: Little features trampled underfoot in the march of progress

While Safari is undoubtedly a better browser than Internet Explorer, there's one little feature worth mourning that died with IE 5. Just one little thing.


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.


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.