Browser

  • Microsoft sued over browser error, slapped with $731 million fine 12-04-2014 10:12 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's board faces a lawsuit over the way it handled an error with its Internet Explorer browser that ended up costing the company a record-breaking $731 million fine by European antitrust regulators. The lawsuit, brought by shareholder Kim Barovic in federal court in Seattle on Friday, charges that...
  • Online dating site OkCupid urges users to boycott Firefox, protests Mozilla's new CEO's anti-gay marriage views 01-04-2014 03:41 PM

    San Francisco: OkCupid.com, the popular online dating site, called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world's No. 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponent as chief executive. OkCupid visitors who accessed the website through Firefox on Monday were told in a message to use other browsers...
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox face threat of mischievous attacks 16-02-2014 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and cyber security sleuths have advised Internet users in the Indian cyberspace to guard against arbitrary activities on their systems. In view of these suspicious virus-based activities, Internet users have been asked to upgrade...
  • Mozilla to start selling ads on Firefox browser 13-02-2014 08:38 AM

    San Francisco: Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, will start selling ads as it tries to grab a larger slice of the fast-expanding online advertising market. The company said in a blog posting on Tuesday that it has reached out to potential corporate sponsors about its fledgling "Directory...
  • Google brings Android 4.4 KitKat's 'OK Google' feature to Chrome desktop browser 28-11-2013 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: Introduced first with the Nexus 5, Google has now brought its 'OK Google' feature to its Chrome desktop browser. The 'OK Google' feature lets users activate Google search without having to push a button. The feature, which was earlier exclusive to the Nexus 5, is now available to...
  • Google to pay $17 million to settle Safari privacy case 19-11-2013 11:05 AM

    San Francisco: Google is paying $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia to make amends for the Internet search leader's snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in 2011 and 2012. The settlement announced Monday stems from a technological loophole that enabled Google's DoubleClick advertising...
  • Google takes Chrome Apps beyond the browser, emulates installed software 07-09-2013 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: With its Chrome web browser first introduced five years ago Google has unseated Internet Explorer and now it is striving to venture deeper into the user's computing needs with a new kind of Chrome Apps that would work more like the other software installed on your computer. The...
  • PirateBay launches PirateBrowser to help circumvent censorship 12-08-2013 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: Torrent index PirateBay marked its 10th birthday with the release of PirateBrowser, a Web browser to help circumvent censorship and Internet blockades. The PirateBrowser is a pre-configured Firefox portable browser bundled with a Tor client and includes the FoxyProxy, a proxy management addon. It also includes custom configurations...
  • Yahoo buys browser RockMelt to bolster mobile, networking 03-08-2013 10:11 AM

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc acquired social Web browser company Rockmelt, the <>latest move by the struggling Web portal to scoop up technology and engineering talent that could bolster its mobile and social networking efforts. Yahoo did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but a source close to the situation...
  • Firefox 22 launched, supports video and voice calls, P2P file sharing 27-06-2013 04:45 PM

    Mumbai: Mozilla has updated Firefox to version 22, which brings a host of changes that will surely make using the browser a very interesting experience. The stable version of Firefox 22 hit the web earlier this week, and supports voice calling, video chat and P2P file-sharing in the browser itself....
  • Oracle fixes 42 holes in Java to revive security confidence 17-04-2013 10:09 AM

    San Francisco: Oracle Corp released a major security update on Tuesday for the version of Java programming language that runs inside Web browsers to make it a less popular target for hackers. The patch fixes 42 vulnerabilities within Java, including "the vast majority" of those that have been rated as...
  • Amazon's Silk browser ported to other Android devices 04-01-2012 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: One of the unique selling propositions of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet is Amazon's very own Silk browser that is touted to offer cloud-accelerated speeds to users, thereby improving surfing speeds by compressing web sites before sending them to your device. But reportedly, a member at XDA-developers forum...
  • Here's how to get your old Facebook profile back 02-01-2012 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: Not everyone is happy with Facebook's dramatic redesign of its users' profile pages. While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the Timeline is a "new way to express who you are," many users want to get back the old way of expressing themselves. Users who have opted for the...
  • Microsoft announces automatic upgrades for IE 18-12-2011 01:02 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft announced that it will automatically upgrade the Internet Explorer (IE) to the latest version to give Windows customers more protection against malicious software. According to the company's blog post, starting from Australia and Brazil next January, users of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 will get the...
  • Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in UK 02-08-2011 07:30 AM

    London: Google's Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox in July to become Britain's second-most popular Web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Monday. Chrome, launched in December 2008, took 22.1 per cent of the UK market, up from 12 per cent a year earlier. Internet Explorer's share...
  • Google Chrome tops 20 per cent market share 02-07-2011 08:58 AM

    Seattle: Google Inc's Chrome Web browser has grabbed more than 20 perc ent of global market share, while Microsoft Corp's long-time leader Internet Explorer has slipped below 50 per cent, according to Internet statistics firm StatCounter. A seven-fold increase in usage in the last 12 months is a boost for...
  • Google activates voice search on Chrome 22-06-2011 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: Google has activated it voice search feature on its Chrome browser. The feature, already available on Android phones, can also be now used on personal computers. The new feature was announced by Google last week at its search event in San Francisco. The voice search option allows users...
  • Firefox gets a 'rapid release', moves to 5.0 22-06-2011 08:13 AM

    New Delhi: Within three months of the previous version of Firefox, Mozilla Labs has released a new version 5.0 of the web browser. In its efforts to move ahead in the battle of the browsers, Mozilla had shifted to a "a rapid release development cycle" to ensure new features, enhancements,...
  • Facebook helps itself by helping RockMelt browser 15-06-2011 07:46 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook has updated its status to include a relationship with RockMelt, an upstart Web browser that revolves around Facebook's online hangout. The business partnership announced Tuesday resulted in the latest update to the Facebook-driven Web browser, which RockMelt introduced late last year. The changes include several new features...
  • Mozilla resists request to remove Firefox add-on 07-05-2011 07:24 AM

    Washington: Mozilla, the non-profit developer of the Firefox Web browser, is holding off on complying with a government request to remove a software tool meant to circumvent official efforts at curbing Internet piracy. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of the US Department of Homeland Security, has been seizing the...
  • Google planning 'radical' new Chrome browser 22-02-2011 07:35 PM

    London: Software developers working on Google's popular Chrome browser are testing "radical" changes to its appearance. Sources close to the company said the address bar currently takes up a significant amount of space that could be used for web browsing. One plan being considered would mean it was only visible...
  • Firefox, Chrome adding 'Do Not Track' tools 25-01-2011 06:32 AM

    New York: The Firefox and Google Chrome browsers are getting tools to help users block advertisers from collecting information about them. Alex Fowler, a technology and privacy officer for Firefox maker Mozilla, said the "Do Not Track" tool will be the first in a series of steps designed to guard...
  • Don't save passwords on your browser 16-01-2011 10:48 AM

    Frankfurt: Never store unencrypted passwords on a computer's browser. Doing so makes it too easy for hackers to access the data with tools like Trojans and then access private accounts, warns German computer magazine c't. The magazine recommends that people who insist on storing passwords on a browser at least...
  • A browser to free the Web of suffixes 21-12-2010 11:44 AM

    Helsinki: A Dutch technology company has emerged as a front-runner in a project to rid the Internet of limited number of suffixes such as .com, and offer single names which can be countries, company names or fantasy words. Such a system, which enables countries, individuals and firms to have a...
  • Google to launch body mapping browser 16-12-2010 05:10 PM

    London: After its controversial Street View programme, Internet search giant Google is all set to unveil a new browser that can map out the entire human body. The high-tech 3D application, called Google Body Browser, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the study of anatomy that could revolutionise people's...
  • Review: Facebook fans will 'like' RockMelt browser 09-12-2010 12:03 PM

    New York: There's a lot to keep track of online. You probably have a Facebook account and an e-mail address or two. You might use Twitter or another service to share where you are or what you're reading, thinking or doing. You follow the news and do some old-fashioned Web...
  • Microsoft unveils 'do not track' feature for IE 08-12-2010 05:23 PM

    San Francisco: An upcoming version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser will let users add lists of sites that they don't want tracking them, a peace offering amid uproar over the sneaky ways that websites watch their users as they bounce around the Internet. The new feature, however, won't be...