Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers
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Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers

The flaw, found in Apple's WebKit browser engine, affects Safari 15 on macOS and all browsers on iOS and iPadOS 15
18 Jan 2022
Mozilla suspends cryptocurrency donations following backlash
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Mozilla suspends cryptocurrency donations following backlash

However, the option to donate bitcoin to the Mozilla Foundation might return in the future
7 Jan 2022
Russia blocks access to Tor in censorship push
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Russia blocks access to Tor in censorship push

The Russian government has blocked access to the project's website, and default Tor bridges are no longer working
9 Dec 2021
Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge
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Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge

We put the web's three most popular browsers head-to-head
8 Dec 2021
Firefox 95 boosts protection against zero-day attacks
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Firefox 95 boosts protection against zero-day attacks

Mozilla's browser now takes a more granular approach to walling off code
7 Dec 2021
Microsoft will make it easier to change default browser in Windows 11
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Microsoft will make it easier to change default browser in Windows 11

U-turn means setting an alternative default to Edge will be easier after all
6 Dec 2021
What is Microsoft Edge? Everything you need to know
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What is Microsoft Edge? Everything you need to know

Microsoft's replacement for Internet Explorer now functions as a genuine alternative to Chrome
6 Dec 2021
What is an ASPX file?
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What is an ASPX file?

We look at what this web file does and how it can be viewed
3 Dec 2021
Google offers new cookie commitments to CMA
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Google offers new cookie commitments to CMA

Tech giant proposes a privacy sandbox to replace third-party tracking on Chrome
26 Nov 2021
Mozilla to end support for Firefox Lockwise password manager
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Mozilla to end support for Firefox Lockwise password manager

Replacement service already lined up as browser specialist continues to streamline business
24 Nov 2021
What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?
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What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?

It may not always be obvious what's causing the issue, but there are steps you can take to get back online
19 Nov 2021
What are cookies
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What are cookies

What do they do, how they work, and why does every website want you to accept them?
17 Nov 2021
UK Supreme Court blocks £3.2 billion class action against Google
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UK Supreme Court blocks £3.2 billion class action against Google

The tech giant had been accused of secretly collecting personal data from 5.4 million UK-based iPhone users
10 Nov 2021
Firefox available on Microsoft Store for first time
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Firefox available on Microsoft Store for first time

Gecko-based browser arrives after Microsoft removes restrictions
9 Nov 2021
Microsoft Edge now available for all Linux users
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Microsoft Edge now available for all Linux users

Browser graduates to stable channel
3 Nov 2021
HTTPS-based attacks soar over 300%
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HTTPS-based attacks soar over 300%

Tech companies hit hardest by attacks using encrypted protocol
28 Oct 2021
Australian competition regulator seeks to undermine Google Search monopoly
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Australian competition regulator seeks to undermine Google Search monopoly

A new report from the watchdog calls on Google to implement a search engine 'choice screen'
28 Oct 2021
Avast launches premium browser with built-in VPN
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Avast launches premium browser with built-in VPN

Avast Secure Browser Pro is available now on Windows 10, iOS and Android
26 Oct 2021
Google claims it is the most searched for term on Bing
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Google claims it is the most searched for term on Bing

The tech giant argues that its dominance is down to popularity rather than anti-competitive behaviour
1 Oct 2021
What is a web filter?
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What is a web filter?

We look at best ways to block, hide, or flag undesired search engine results
24 Sep 2021
What is a PNG file?
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What is a PNG file?

We explain what a portable networks graphic is, plus how to edit and convert this type of file
24 Sep 2021
HTTP vs HTTPS: What difference does it make to security?
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HTTP vs HTTPS: What difference does it make to security?

We look at the difference between the two and tell you how to switch between them
17 Sep 2021
What is a DNS server?
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What is a DNS server?

We explain what a DNS server is, how it works and how to avoid DNS hijacking
16 Sep 2021