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Windows 10 S laptops won't let you switch from Edge or Bing

Windows 10 S makes Edge and Bing your default browser and search engine—and they can't be changed.

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Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10

Microsoft will sever the update ties between Windows 10 and its default browser, Edge to make it easier to refresh the browser more often than twice a year.

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JavaScript framework smartens up Firefox

Mozilla's Fathom framework helps browsers understand web pages the way people do

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How to stop websites from asking for your location in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari

Browsers can supply your location when you permit it. If you have no plans of ever permitting it here's how to turn that feature off.

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Phishing attacks using internationalized domains are hard to block

The latest version of Google Chrome restricts how domain names that use non-Latin characters are displayed in the browser in response to a recently disclosed technique that could allow attackers to create highly credible phishing...

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Fewer crashes, readability improvements should keep Firefox browser users loyal

Firefox 53 is more stable and has a better interface, but is it enough to switch from Chrome or Opera?

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7 advanced Google Chrome tips and tweaks that save you time

If you spend most of your workday with Google's browser, you'll want to put these Chrome tips to work so you can get more done in less time.

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Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

Mozilla has decided to drop one of Firefox's preview tracks that let customers test early versions of the browser before wider deployment.

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Meet the new Microsoft Edge: 5 key improvements with the Creators Update

Microsoft Edge improves noticeably with the Creators Update, catching up with some features and offering true innovations with others.

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Microsoft again ballyhoos Edge as battery tightwad

Microsoft this week again claimed that its Edge browser uses much less power than rivals, an apparent move to salvage the struggling Edge on Windows 10.

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3 Chrome extensions that let you track to-do's from your browser

No more toggling between browser tabs for the tools you need. These extensions put everything you need on one page.

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Antivirus headaches that compromise browser security

Why web browsers leave security engineers constantly playing defense.

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Trust issues: Know the limits of SSL certificates

All SSL certs are not created equal, and web browsers make matters worse by not clearly showing what security you’re actually getting

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After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser

Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled after Congress voted to repeal online privacy protections.

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Google patches Chrome bug from fizzled Pwn2Own hack

Google has updated Chrome to patch several vulnerabilities, including a bug in the browser's JavaScript engine that a Chinese team tried to exploit at Pwn2Own.

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Tested: Microsoft Edge is the only browser to run Netflix in 4K

In 2016, Microsoft Edge was the only major PC browser to run Netflix in 1080p. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, it's now made the jump to 4K.

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LastPass fixes serious password leak vulnerabilities

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager rushed to push out a fix to solve a serious vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users' passwords or execute malicious code on their computers.

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Netflix debuts on Firefox for Linux, but not everyone's happy about it

You can now watch Netflix videos on Firefox for Linux, but not everyone is happy about it as the battle over DRM in HTML rages on.

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