Don't-Miss Stories

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.

Mozilla ponders demise of Firefox for Leopard

Mozilla is mulling the end of Firefox support for Mac owners running Leopard, the Apple operating system released four years ago, developer discussions show.

McAfee protects your Mac without affecting performance

McAfee Internet Security for Mac 2012 is a multipronged and easy-to-manage extra layer that doesn’t seem to slow my computer down one bit.

Adobe will keep patching Flash on mobile devices for now

Adobe has promised to support the soon-to-be-orphaned Flash Player plug-in for mobile browsers, but has not said how long it will continue to patch security bugs in the software.

Mozilla ships Firefox 8

Mozilla has released Firefox 8, adding Twitter search to the browser and patching eight vulnerabilities.

Opera CTO: Kill the browser scroll bar

Hakon Wium Lie, the creator of the widely used CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and current CTO of Opera, wants to replace the browser scroll bar with page-based navigation.

Google updates Chrome browser to version 15

On Tuesday Google updated the stable version of Chrome to version 15 and paid out a record $26,511 in bug bounties to researchers who reported some of the 18 patched Chrome vulnerabilities.

iOS 5's Safari beats all mobile browsers in HTML5 compatibility

A not-so-obvious improvement in iOS 5, which became available publicly Wednesday, is a major jump in HTML5 compatibility. InfoWorld saw surprising results in tests of iOS 5's Safari browser against the major mobile and desktop browsers.