Don't-Miss Browser Stories

Google patches 14 Chrome bugs, pays record $47K in bounties and bonuses

Google yesterday patched 14 vulnerabilities in Chrome and handed out a record $47,500 in rewards to researchers.

Google puts $1M on the line for Chrome exploit rewards

Google on Monday withdrew as a sponsor of next month's Pwn2Own hacking contest, and will instead put as much as $1 million up for grabs if researchers can demonstrate exploits in the company's Chrome browser.

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.

Archiving uncluttered web pages

A reader would like to know how to easily archive an uncluttered version of our stories. Chris Breen (and Automator) have an answer.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Safari

Though Safari didn't receive as huge an overhaul in Mountain Lion as other OS X apps have, it still got some love from the folks in Cupertino. Here are a few brief impressions of Safari's new features.

Google's tracking of Safari users could lead to FTC investigation

Google's alleged circumvention of do-not-track controls on Apple's Safari browser could lead to big fines from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if the agency determines that Google has violated a privacy settlement the company agreed to in March, according to privacy advocates.

Apple's Mountain Lion share menu lacks Facebook option

Apple's new Mountain Lion OS, which was previewed Thursday, includes a sharing feature readily available in most apps, but notably absent from the list of services is Facebook.

Google circumvented privacy settings for Safari on iOS, Mac

Google ran afoul of yet another privacy problem on Friday, when a Stanford researcher contended that the company has been using cloaked code to bypass users' cookies settings on their Web browsers, including Apple's Safari, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

Missing apps, missing Safari warnings, and more

Chris Breen gets a lot of questions but those questions don't always merit a long answer. In this edition of Mac 911 he makes a dent in the mailbag by answer questions about missing iOS apps, how to restore Safari warnings, using a "PC" hard drive with a Mac, and redownloading the Lion installer.

Google Chrome will no longer check for revoked SSL certificates online

Google plans to remove online certificate revocation checks from future versions of Chrome, because it considers the process inefficient and slow.

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.

The mystery of Safari's disappearing video

You say YouTube videos play in Safari but not those from mlb.com? Check your plug-ins says Chris Breen

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.

Mozilla moves forward with enterprise version of Firefox

Mozilla is advancing its plans to release a version of Firefox tailored for organizations whose IT departments manage it for their employees from a central console.