Vivaldi CEO Claims Google Retaliated for Privacy Criticism


Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner, the brains behind both the new Vivaldi browser and the early Opera browser, has accused Google of retaliating against his company after he questioned its customer privacy practices. Vivaldi’s Google Adwords campaigns mysteriously were suspended just two days after von Tetzchner’s remarks criticizing Google’s handling of customer data were published this spring, he said. Von Tetzchner had lamented the fact that too much personal information was being collected on ordinary consumers for use in targeted advertising.

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Microsoft Edge Prints PDFs Incorrectly, Substitutes Numbers

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Microsoft’s Edge browser is having a problem with PDF files. They show up properly on-screen, but the browser sometimes changes numbers and letters when a file is printed.

The post Microsoft Edge Prints PDFs Incorrectly, Substitutes Numbers appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads


Google reportedly has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms. Internet companies have struggled to find ways to eradicate abusive advertising in recent years.

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Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is trying to push Chrome users to install its own extensions for the browser, and users generally aren’t happy about it.

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Google Chrome browser to gain support for native OS X push notifications

Article Image Google is working on supporting OS X’s native push notifications in Chrome, instead of the browser having to use its own notification system, according to a developer on the project.

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Samsung Answers Android Ad-Blocking Call


Samsung on Sunday released a version of its mobile browser that supports applications that block advertising on Web pages. The browser upgrade can be applied to devices running Android Lollipop and higher. Apple released similar support for the Safari mobile browser last year, but this is the first time a major maker of Android hardware has supported ad blocking. Within hours of the announcement, two ad-block app makers, Crystal and Adblock Fast, had already released versions of their software for the Samsung browser.

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Oracle to phase out much-maligned Java browser plugin

Article Image Oracle will soon wind down support for the Java browser plugin, reflecting an evolution in Internet standards and ever-mounting concerns about Web security.

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Web link causes Safari crashes, device reboots on iOS and Mac [u]

Article Image A website in circulation as a prank on Safari users is causing the Mac edition of the browser to crash, and iPhones and iPads to reboot, reports said on Monday.

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Be more organized and productive with dozens of free apps

If you’ve been using Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, or its new Web browser, Microsoft Edge, you might find yourself liking Microsoft again. Or you might just be liking Microsoft more than you already did.

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Apple's Safari browser turns 13 years old today

Article Image Steve Jobs unveiled the “Fastest Web Browser Ever Created for the Mac” this day back in 2003, introducing the Safari web browser that four years later would power a new kind of mobile browsing experience on iPhone.

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Chrome has a serious security flaw

Since Google launched the Chrome browser in 2008, it’s built a reputation for speed and security not found in other browsers. While the gap has narrowed in both those areas thanks to improvements in Firefox, and Microsoft creating the new Edge browser for Windows 10, Chrome still has the edge in hacking contests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/19/chrome-has-serious-security-flaw.html

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Mozilla's Firefox browser now available for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

Article Image Mozilla on Thursday released a version of its popular Firefox browser for iOS, giving Apple users an additional option for browsing the Web over iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

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Fear of Ad Blocking Could Lead to More Effective Advertising


Adblock Browser for Android re-emerged at the Google Play store on Wednesday, after more than two years of banishment. It is also available at the iTunes App Store. “The reason we were readmitted to the Play store is that this app is different than the one that was kicked out. This one is a browser. The previous one provided some blocking for in-app ads,” said Ben Williams, head of operations and communications at Eyeo. The Adblock Browser uses built-in technology with similar features to block ads on both Android and iOS devices.

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Firefox for iOS preview launches in New Zealand, to hit App Store by year's end

It appears that Mozilla is making progress with its Firefox for iOS browser, as the company launched a limited trial program in New Zealand to shake out bugs and gather data ahead of a planned worldwide debut later this year.

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