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Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, .NET Framework

Microsoft released its second batch of security updates for this year, addressing a total of 36 flaws in Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Windows and .NET Framework.

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Opera gets acquisition offer from Chinese consortium that includes Qihoo

Browser company Opera Software has received an acquisition offer for about US$1.2 billion from a Chinese consortium consisting of Internet companies Beijing Kunlun Tech and Qihoo 360 Software.

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Mozilla moves Firefox to more flexible release schedule

Mozilla said it was changing Firefox's rigid every-six-week release cadence for a looser schedule that resembles what Google has used for Chrome since 2008.

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Edge's weak adoption contributes to Microsoft's declining browser share

The failure of Microsoft's Edge to attract Windows 10 users has contributed to the company's overall decline in browser share, analysis of recently-published data shows.

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Google expands Chrome's Safe Browsing defenses to sniff out ad scams

Google is expanding its Safe Browsing technology to take into account online ads that try to scam users into divulging personal information or downloading malware.

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IE takes another beating, keeps on retreating

Microsoft's browsers, Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge, continued to bleed users in January.

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You can run Windows 95 inside your browser now

Windows 95 now runs in a browser. Just don't expect to do much with it.

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OpenSSL patches a severe but not widespread problem

The OpenSSL project has patched a problem in the cryptographic library but one that likely does not affect many popular applications.

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First beta of the Brave ad blocking browser released for OS X

Brendan Eich releases the first beta version of the Brave browser for OS X. Brave blocks ads by default and then replaces them with its own "cleaner" ads.

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Firefox 44 debuts push notifications

Mozilla today released Firefox 44, adding push notifications to the browser.

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Google to boost compression performance in Chrome 49

Google has announced that a new in-house compression algorithm, dubbed "Brotli," will soon be added to Chrome to speed up page loading times and reduce data consumption on mobile.

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Brave is the name, ad-blocking the game of new browser

Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla and for an 11-day stint, its CEO, announced a new browser called "Brave," that blocks outside online ads and ad tracking.

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Bing Predicts begins March Madness early with NCAA tourney invitation predictions

Microsoft's new site uses its Bing Predicts methodology to predict whether a given university will be invited to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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Microsoft: Upgrade to IE11 even if you dump our browser

Users of the Internet Explorer browser should update to the newest edition for their operating system -- in most cases, that means IE11 -- even if they've discarded the browser for a rival, Microsoft said.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday kills off Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Support for Windows 8 is over, as is most support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. If you haven't done so already now is the time to upgrade.

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How to disable impending IE nag notices

Next week, Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser will begin displaying nag notices to users who haven't upgraded to the latest available for their operating system. Users can disable those notices, however.

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Web metrics vendor reports major decline in Microsoft Edge's browser share

December's drop was nearly three times the largest prior single-month contraction.

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Microsoft officially dumps Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Internet Explorer 11 is the only version of the browser Microsoft wants most Windows users to run.

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