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SWIFT asks its customers to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds

Financial transaction network SWIFT called on its customers Friday to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds perpetrated using its network.

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Microsoft tweaks IE11-Edge interoperability in Windows 10

Microsoft will introduce changes in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update to simplify switching from IE11 to Edge, and back.

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Federal judge rejects Mozilla's demand to see bug in Tor browser

A federal judge has rejected a request by Mozilla that the U.S. government provide it with information about a vulnerability in the Tor browser, which is based on Mozilla's Firefox.

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Microsoft Edge to follow Chrome, Firefox by turning on Web notifications by default

Microsoft said Tuesday that Edge will allow websites to send notifications to your Windows 10 Action Center by default, though it isn't the first browser to do this.

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Firefox’s market share is bigger than that of all Microsoft’s browsers combined

Firefox now has more desktop users than both Microsoft's web browsers combined -- but it's a rivalry that is increasingly irrelevant as Google Chrome has almost twice the share of Firefox and Microsoft together.

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Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites

Google aims to make HTML5 the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year, except for a white-list of 10 sites that will run Adobe’s Flash Player.

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New JavaScript library brings Java to browsers without applets

JavaPoly.js imports existing Java code and invokes it directly from JavaScript

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Hands on: New build of Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview tweaks Edge, Wi-Fi Sense

The latest build of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview makes Edge easier to install and eliminates a controversial feature in Sense.

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Edge's share of Windows 10 browsers continues slide

Microsoft's Edge browser has slipped to its smallest-ever percentage of Windows 10 in the U.S.

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Opera rolls out power-saving mode, claims battery life can be extended 50%

Opera announced a special low-power mode for its browser, which promises to dramatically extend battery life through optimizations.

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Mozilla wants US to disclose to it first any vulnerability found in Tor by government hackers

Mozilla has asked a court that it should be provided information on a vulnerability in the Tor browser ahead of it being provided to a defendant in a lawsuit, as the browser is based in part on Firefox browser code.

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Mozilla rehashes Firefox feature-testing program

Mozilla has cranked up Test Pilot -- restoring a 2015 project with a name from 2009 -- to collect feedback on proposed new features for its Firefox browser.

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Opera pulls trigger on baked-in ad blocker

Company argues the move will create a faster browser, something most customers want.

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Microsoft's IE loses top browser spot to Google's Chrome

Internet Explorer in April lost the No. 1 spot to Google's Chrome, marking a dramatic changing of the desktop browser guard.

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Microsoft won't let you use new Cortana features without Edge or Bing

Microsoft's Cortana, Bing and Edge are now joined at the hip, and the company limited a set of new features in its digital assistant to people who use its own browser and search engine.

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Microsoft locks down Cortana: Blocks integration with other browsers, search engines

Only Microsoft's Edge browser and Bing will be allowed to perform searches made through Windows 10's Cortana, Microsoft said Thursday.

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Yahoo's Firefox deal risks dropping into the red

Yahoo's deal with Mozilla making the search provider Firefox's default in the U.S. increasingly looks like a bad deal for Yahoo.

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Opera browser build adds a first: Free, unlimited VPN for secure surfing

After Opera successfully integrated native ad blocking into its browser, its next trick is even more dramatic: a free, built-in VPN, with unlimited bandwidth to boot.

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