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Lawmakers seem intent on approving SOPA, PIPA

The U.S. Congress appears likely to move forward with two controversial copyright enforcement bills, despite vocal and widespread opposition.

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.

How to download YouTube videos using Safari or Firefox

There are times when it's convenient to capture streaming YouTube (or other) video for later viewing. Here are some tips for doing exactly that.

Mozilla updates Firefox to 9.0.1, fixes add-on crashes

A day after Mozilla shipped Firefox 9, the company quickly released an update to fix a bug that was causing the browser to crash on Mac, Linux and Windows systems.

Mozilla launches Firefox 9, speeds up JavaScript

Mozilla says Firefox 9 -- which debuted Tuesday -- processes JavaScript up to 36 percent faster than its predecessor. Mozilla also tweaked Firefox's Interface on Mac OS X 10.7 to support Lion's two-fingered swipe gesture for navigating backward and forward through already-viewed pages or sites.

Mozilla, Google seal new Firefox search deal

Mozilla and Google struck a new search deal that will provide "significant revenue" to the maker of Firefox.

SOPA vote postponed until the new year

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has postponed further debate on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until after the Congress holiday break.

Chrome 16 fixes high, medium-risk vulnerabilities

Google has released Chrome 16, a new stable version of its Web browser that addresses 15 high- and medium-risk vulnerabilities.

AdBlock Plus defends decision to allow some ads

The developers of AdBlock Plus, an extension for Firefox that blocks advertising on websites, are trying to contain a brewing controversy over their decision to allow some non-flashy ads to be displayed by default.