The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Mozilla released Firefox 26, which kicked off a limited form of click-to-play and patched 15 security vulnerabilities, six marked "critical."
By Gregg Keizer | 11 December, 2013 15:23
Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera Software today joined Google in revoking rogue digital certificates that had been issued by a subordinate certificate authority (CA) of France's cybersecurity agency.
By Gregg Keizer | 09 December, 2013 21:07
Google has shut down most plug-ins built for a decades-old architecture in the beta of Chrome 32, making good on a promise from September that it would nix NPAPI.
By Gregg Keizer | 22 November, 2013 11:51
Mozilla today said that income from search partners jumped 88% last year, with the portion attributed to its 2011 deal with browser rival Google increasing by even more.
By Gregg Keizer | 21 November, 2013 21:12
Google yesterday released a beta of Chrome 32 that includes an aggressive malware blocking filter it touted two weeks ago and a "noisy tabs" feature.
By Gregg Keizer | 12 November, 2013 20:22
The Firefox web browser will, henceforth, require users to manually activate Java objects on sites that they visit, Mozilla has confirmed. The change is aimed at improving security and moving away from a dependence on proprietary plug-ins, but critics say it will cause untold headaches for developers, admins and less-technical end-users.
By Jon Gold | 22 October, 2013 20:28
Google yesterday started rolling out a redesigned new tab page for Chrome, making good on a promise from last month when it offered the revamp to users running rougher-edged versions of its browser.
By Gregg Keizer | 25 September, 2013 17:34
Microsoft today shipped a more polished preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.
By Gregg Keizer | 18 September, 2013 17:19
Mozilla said slower-than-expected progress on Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface means that the touch-based browser likely won't launch until late January.
By Gregg Keizer | 16 September, 2013 13:47
For Web surfers tired of having their browser activities tracked and who want to make anonymous searches, the new Epic Privacy Browser from Hidden Reflex may be just the thing – with the added bonus of some faster download speeds.
By Tim Greene | 10 September, 2013 21:54
Microsoft today said it will ship 14 security updates next week to patch critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and SharePoint, its enterprise collaboration platform.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 September, 2013 20:25
Mobile browsing continued to post gains last month at the expense of personal computers, a trend that has put Google into the second spot behind Microsoft as the browser maker with the longest reach, a Web metrics company said.
By Gregg Keizer | 03 September, 2013 10:13
A new privacy tool called MaskMe lets people create alias email addresses to evade data harvesting efforts by websites and marketers.
By Jeremy Kirk | 12 August, 2013 13:14