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Mozilla developers are working on a new Firefox feature to block the automated display of content that requires a plugin, like Flash videos, Java applets or PDF files. The update should protect users from attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in browser plugins to install malware on their computers.
A new variant of the Flashback Trojan that appeared last year can install itself on a Mac without need for an administrator's password.
If you use Instapaper or ReadItLater to save articles for later reading, Read Later betters your Web browser for reading on your Mac. And it lets you read saved articles when offline.
Google has released Chrome from the penalty box and reinstated the browser's PageRank after a 60-day self-imposed sentence over a rule-breaking marketing campaign.
Mozilla is currently testing default encrypted Google searches for all Firefox users, with the intent to make all Google searches encrypted in the near future.
Google will cooperate with any investigations into allegations that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, the company said, after a news report that both U.S. and E.U. officials are investigating the company.
Mozilla on Monday announced it was postponing the release of Firefox 11, but changed its mind today, saying that the browser upgrade would go out on schedule.
Apple's update to Safari 5.1.4 patched a hefty 83 vulnerabilities in the company's browser, and its underlying WebKit framework.
Apple on Monday released Safari 5.1.4, which contains a slew of fixes for the company's Web browser.
Google yesterday patched 14 vulnerabilities in Chrome and handed out a record $47,500 in rewards to researchers.
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 will add support for the "Do Not Track" effort to its Chrome browser by the end of this year.
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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 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.