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Firefox 67 arrives with faster performance and enhanced Private Browsing features

Mozilla's Firefox 67 debuts today, with a renewed emphasis on faster page loads and new privacy enhancements, some of which reproduce features in other browsers.

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Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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Google and Chrome pledge to crack down on snooping third-party web cookies

Google says its Chrome browser will allow you to purge third-party advertising cookies. Google will also publish a browser extension revealing the source of web ads you see.

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Here's how Microsoft Collections, Edge's new research tool, will work

Microsoft introduces Collections, a way to collect images, text, and webpages from the Internet to create your own little research archive for planning a trip or just collecting information. Here's how it will work.

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Microsoft's Cortana concept demo portrays her as a smart, competent AI assistant for the office

In advance of Microsoft Build, Microsoft shows off what the company hopes its Cortana digital assistant will achieve. In Microsoft's vision, Cortana's all business.

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Microsoft's Cortana AI gives programmable bots listening and decisionmaking skills

Cortana was just the beginning. Microsoft's busy building up third-party AI bots that can do even more, thanks to Azure-powered Cognitive Services.

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Microsoft's intelligent, context-aware search boxes are coming to all of its apps and services

Microsoft Search is being added to all of Microsoft's apps and services, complete with natural language understanding to better know what apps and documents you're working on.

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Top web browsers 2019: Chrome dumps user share

It was a good month for Mozilla's Firefox browser, which is at its highlest level of use in a year, and for the Microsoft IE/Edge combo. The user share for the two browsers jumped 1.4 points.

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How to avoid spoilers without leaving Facebook or Twitter

You don't have to completely fear social media before watching the latest episode of your favorite show—or the final movie of a major franchise.

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What's in the latest Chrome update?

Chrome 74 patches 39 security flaws and adds support for websites that want to limit stomach-churning motion effects for users.

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Hackers reportedly abused Microsoft's customer support to read Hotmail, Outlook.com email

Microsoft has begun sending emails warning some users that their Outlook, MSN, or Hotmail email accounts may have been compromised.

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Google's Chromium browser explained

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open source project that underpins it. Here's what Chromium is, where you can download it and how it shapes your online experience....

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Opera 60 debuts with a free, faster VPN, and Netflix hasn't blocked it yet

Opera's free, unlimited VPN debuted in 2016, then wallowed in limbo for some of the intervening years. With Opera 60, the browser's upgraded VPN service is fast enough to watch Netflix content that's available to other regions.

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How and why deepfake videos work — and what is at risk

Once the bailiwick of Hollywood special effects studios with multi-million-dollar budgets, now anyone can download deepfake software and use machine learning to make believable fake videos. This makes a lot of people nervous.

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The 5 things Google should kill next

Google's shown it can kill off a product when it no longer deserves to live. We know a few more products that are ready to die, if only Google could help.

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Update: Google Gmail, Microsoft Outlook.com add 'dynamic email,' to avoid the pain of new tabs

Google's Gmail will suck in a small corner of the internet to allow you to research hotel rooms or add a pin to your Pinterest board from within an email. Outlook.com will as well.

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Vivaldi 2.4 enhances the browser's tab wizardry

Vivaldi has a reputation for being an extremely configurable browser, and it's even more flexible with release 2.4 and its icon and tab rearranging.

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Data caps must die: How Google and Microsoft's cloud gaming ambitions could conquer ISP greed

If Google Stadia, Microsoft XCloud, and Sony PlayStation Now are to succeed, ISP data caps have to die. For once, some big companies might be fighting right alongside consumers against ISP greed.

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