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Microsoft Postpones IE's Java Blocking After IT Complains

New outdated-ActiveX control ban now will take effect Sept. 9

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Microsoft to Support Fewer IE Versions

Microsoft has started a 17-month campaign to upgrade customers to the newest version of Internet Explorer that their operating systems will support, which should make it simpler for the company to keep the browser secure because it...

Microsoft Kills Off Plan to Pay People to Write Good Things About Internet Explorer

Microsoft PR is in damage control after a 'social strategist' was caught trying to pay people to write good things about IE.

Microsoft Sneak Peaks Future IE with Dev Channel

Microsoft on Monday launched a developers' channel of Internet Explorer (IE) that will be regularly updated to give website and Web app designers and developers an early look at what the company plans with its browser.

Microsoft releases a browser just for developers

The Internet Explorer Developer Channel will offer an early glimpse into the next version of Internet Explorer

Microsoft Strips Some Windows 7 Users of IE11 Patch Privileges

Microsoft has quietly stopped serving security updates to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) on consumer and small business Windows 7 PCs unless the customer has successfully applied an April update for the browser.

Google Open Sources PDF Software Library

The PDF application will be used in Google's Chrome browser, replacing a closed-source component

Google Chrome's Experiment with Killing URLs Appears to be on Hold

Google appears to be backing away from its somewhat controversial experimental feature for the Chrome browser that hid full web addresses from users. Dubbed the Origin Chip, the new feature condenses the web address of the page you're...

Google Unseats Microsoft as the U.S. Browser Powerhouse

Google has unseated rival Microsoft as the leading browser maker in the U.S. for the first time, Adobe said this week, citing data from its analytics platform.

Chrome for Windows Enters 64-Bit Era, with More Speed and Security

The first 64-bit desktop microprocessor launched in 2003. A 64-bit version of Windows debuted in 2005. Now, in 2014, a 64-bit version of Google's Chrome browser is almost here.

Microsoft Partners with ESPN on Touch-Friendly World Cup Site

If you're not already aware that the World Cup--the world's largest soccer tournament--kicks off on June 12, a new site from Microsoft and featuring content from ESPN may be just the thing.

Can Digital Rights Management and the Open Web Coexist?

The Netflix-backed Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) proposal, and recent revelations that requirements for DRM in HTML5 are confidential, have generated furor among advocates of the Open Web. Let's cut through the hyperbole.

Microsoft Shoots to Shorten Internet Explorer's Long Tail

Microsoft today spelled out priorities for its Internet Explorer (IE) browser, and at the top of the list is "get users current."

Microsoft Goes Public with Browser Development Plans

A new site from Microsoft shows which Web standards will be supported in Internet Explorer

Bug Bounty Program Outs 7-Month-Old IE Zero-Day

An HP bug bounty program yesterday published information about a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) because Microsoft did not meet its patch-or-we-go-public deadline.

Firefox Will Get DRM Copy Protection Despite Mozilla's Concerns

Mozilla has little choice lest users be cut off from popular content services, Mozilla's CTO says

Mozilla to Press Ahead on In-Firefox Ad Plans

Mozilla last week said it would press forward on plans to put advertisements on Firefox's new tab page, but reassured users that the browser would not become "a mess of logos."

Windows XP Die-Hards Can Slash Attack Risk By Dumping IE

By switching to a non-Microsoft browser, Windows XP users can halve the number of vulnerabilities that apply to the OS, according to a survey of flaws Microsoft fixed in the second half of 2013.

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