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What's in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla muzzles all auto-play audio

Firefox 66 now turns off all auto-playing audio; promises smoother scrolling; and offers clearer warnings of potential security problems before a website is rendered.

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What's in the latest Chrome update?

The newest version of the popular browser, Chrome 73, adds support for Progressive Web Apps on Macs and patches 60 vulnerabilities.

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Mozilla launches free in-browser (any browser) file-sharing service

Firefox Send is a website anyone can use free of charge to transfer files. Links to the files can be set to expire in a week or less, and downloads can be limited in number.

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How to go incognito in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge

While 'incognito' mode in any of the big four web browsers offers a measure of privacy, it doesn't completely hide your tracks online. Here's how the feature works, and how to use it.

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Top web browsers 2019: IE and Edge stop slide-to-doom during year's shortest month

It was a topsy-turvy browser world in February as Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer gained ground, while Firefox and Chrome slipped.

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Mozilla partners with news subscription startup to try and separate web ads from content

The Firefox browser maker plans to work with Scroll, a news subscription service that charges a flat monthly fee for access to ad-free news from a variety of publishers.

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Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome

With 'Project Fission,' the developer hopes to wall off malicious sites and attack code so websites don't bring down the whole browser.

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Best web browser: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera go head-to-head

We take a look at the performance and features of the big four internet browsers to see which one will serve you best.

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Firefox set to silence auto-play audio with March upgrade

Version 66 of the browser will block audio and video by default, though user interactions can override the setting.

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Google's Password Checkup plugin for Chrome can warn you if your password was stolen

When you log into a site, Google's Password Checkup plugin for Chrome will check whether your credentials have been compromised.

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Microsoft to end IE10 support years early, tells enterprises to upgrade to IE11

Companies that still use Internet Explorer 10 have until next January before Microsoft cuts support for the browser. That end of support comes more than three years sooner than had been expected.

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Microsoft fights fake news with NewsGuard integration in its mobile Edge browser

Microsoft now builds in NewsGuard, an extension to help rate how trustworthy a news site is, within its Edge browser for Android and iOS smartphones.

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Brave browser previews ad-replacement feature in latest Dev build

The privacy-focused web browser strips all ads from websites and blocks ad trackers; it aims to eventually roll out an unusual advertising model that pays users in cryptocurrency tokens.

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Chrome to take ad blocking worldwide in July

Google's browser targets what it calls 'disruptive' advertising and will expand blocking practices it's had in place in North America and Europe since last year.

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Why full-Chromium Edge means end times for IE

Microsoft's decision to adopt the Chromium open-source code to power its Edge browser could mean a sooner-than-expected end to support for Internet Explorer.

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Google yanks option to restore Chrome's older UI; users decry 'ugly' new look

The move, which came after Google upgraded its popular browser to version 71 last month, prompted an outcry from users who hate the latest user interface.

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How Microsoft lost the web

Through a series of missteps and outright neglect, Microsoft essentially handed over the fate of its web browser – and its ability to shape the online world – to rival Chrome. The white flag of surrender was raised this month.

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Brave browser goes 'full-Chromium' by adopting Google UI

The release of Brave 0.57 earlier this month culminates a UI swap that began in March.

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