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Top web browsers 2019: Firefox scores second straight month of share growth

For the second straight month, Mozilla's Firefox gained user share in January. That puts its share back where it was in mid-2018.

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Microsoft to end IE10 support years early, tells enterprises to upgrade to IE11

Companies that still use Internet Explorer 10 have until next January before Microsoft cuts support for the browser. That end of support comes more than three years sooner than had been expected.

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What's in the latest Chrome update?

Chrome 72 for Windows, macOS and Linux patches 58 vulnerabilities and begins the process of ending support for older web encryption protocols.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla revamps ad-tracker blocking controls

With Firefox 65, users get more control over cross-site ad-tracking, a revamped Task Manager and patches for seven vulnerabilities.

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Brave browser previews ad-replacement feature in latest Dev build

The privacy-focused web browser strips all ads from websites and blocks ad trackers; it aims to eventually roll out an unusual advertising model that pays users in cryptocurrency tokens.

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Chrome to take ad blocking worldwide in July

Google's browser targets what it calls 'disruptive' advertising and will expand blocking practices it's had in place in North America and Europe since last year.

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Why full-Chromium Edge means end times for IE

Microsoft's decision to adopt the Chromium open-source code to power its Edge browser could mean a sooner-than-expected end to support for Internet Explorer.

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Google yanks option to restore Chrome's older UI; users decry 'ugly' new look

The move, which came after Google upgraded its popular browser to version 71 last month, prompted an outcry from users who hate the latest user interface.

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How Microsoft lost the web

Through a series of missteps and outright neglect, Microsoft essentially handed over the fate of its web browser – and its ability to shape the online world – to rival Chrome. The white flag of surrender was raised this month.

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Brave browser goes 'full-Chromium' by adopting Google UI

The release of Brave 0.57 earlier this month culminates a UI swap that began in March.

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With move to rebuild Edge atop Google's Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war

After watching its Edge browser bleed users, Microsoft this week gave up the ghost and said it will replace the browser's home-grown rendering engine with Blink, the engine that powers Google Chrome.

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How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should

Just because Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser doesn’t mean you have to. Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox or another your primary browser in Windows 10.

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Mozilla's 2017 expenses grew twice the rate of revenue

Most of the Firefox browser-maker's $562M in revenue came from deals struck for the default search engine spot.

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Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites

Mozilla added the alert system to its browser as a way or warning users who visit a site that's reported a data breach.

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Chrome to hit sites dealing 'abusive experiences' with total ad blockade

Google's Chrome 71 browser, due out in early December, will target particularly onerous websites by blocking ads.

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Mozilla turns to new revenue streams from VPN, Amazon

The Firefox browser maker has teamed with Swiss firm ProtonVPN to offer VPN services to users; each company gets a cut of the revenues from those who sign up.

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Big browsers to pull support plug for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption protocols in early '20

TLS is the successor to the better-known SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption protocol; both are used to secure data communications between browsers and the destination server.

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Google deals with fallout over Chrome auto sign-in

The upcoming Chrome 70 will allow users to disable a controversial automatic sign-in that links log-ins of its services with the browser.

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