WEB BROWSER

  • Hackers exploit major security flaw in Internet Explorer; Microsoft offers no fix for Windows XP users April 28, 2014

    Boston: Microsoft is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some US companies. PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that bug...
  • Mozilla to start selling ads on Firefox browser February 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, will start selling ads as it tries to grab a larger slice of the fastexpanding 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 Tiles"...
  • Google to pay $17 million to settle Safari privacy case November 19, 2013

    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 network...
  • Google takes Chrome Apps beyond the browser, emulates installed software September 7, 2013

    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 new...
  • PirateBay launches PirateBrowser to help circumvent censorship August 12, 2013

    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 preconfigured Firefox portable browser bundled with a Tor client and includes the FoxyProxy, a proxy management addon. It also includes custom configurations to...
  • Oracle fixes 42 holes in Java to revive security confidence April 17, 2013

    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 the...
  • Instagram now lets you browse your photo feed on a web browser February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: With the view to make Instagram even more accessible to the growing community, Instagram has now announced that users can now browse their Instagram feeds on the web just like you do on your mobile device. Users just need to go to Instagram.com and log in. Instagram...
  • How to get builtin Facebook on your Firefox Web browser November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A week ago Mozilla introduced its new social API and also announced its first social integration with Facebook Messenger for Firefox. With the Facebook Messenger for Firefox users no longer need to keep Facebook open in a tab to be notified of new updates. Facebook Messenger for Firefox...
  • Russian search engine Yandex targets Google October 20, 2012

    Dubmin: Russia's leading internet search engine, Yandex, will take the fight to Google in emerging markets like Turkey in a bid to offset the inroads made by the US giant in its home market. Yandex founder and chief executive Arkady Volozh told Reuters on Friday the firm was likely to use...
  • German govt warns of Internet Explorer breach September 19, 2012

    Berlin: The German government agency overseeing IT safety is warning of a security breach in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and recommending people use other browsers until the problem is fixed. The browser's "weak point is already being used for targeted attacks," the Federal Office for Information Security warned, adding that the code...
  • Made for Chrome? Star Trek: The Original Series doodle September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Google doodles are fun, more so when they are interactive such as Saturday's 'Star Trek: The Original Series' doodle, posted to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the cult science fiction television series that aired on NBC in the US from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. It appears...
  • Browser wars: 4yrold Chrome emerges as winner September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The story of the battle of the browsers reads like an edgeoftheseat thriller. The beginnings of the browser wars were murky with many shots taken below the belt. It was a David vs Goliath battle and Goliath, after an initial setback was winning. Netscape put up a brave...
  • Google releases Chrome for iPhone, iPad June 29, 2012

    San Francisco: Google's Chrome browser can now be used to surf the Web on the iPhone and iPad. The Chrome application released Thursday is the latest volley in the escalating rivalry between Google Inc. and Apple Inc., which makes those two popular mobile devices. The announcement highlighted the second day of...
  • Browser wars: Google Chrome beats IE May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: After a long reign at the top of the Web browsers, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is finally making way for a new leader, Google Chrome. Chrome which was launched in 2008, has in a span of a few years posed a serious threat to the dominance of Internet Explorer which...
  • Here's how to get your old Facebook profile back January 2, 2012

    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 new...
  • Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in UK August 2, 2011

    London: Google's Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox in July to become Britain's secondmost 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 fell...
  • Google Chrome tops 20 per cent market share July 2, 2011

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

    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 to...
  • Firefox gets a 'rapid release', moves to 5.0 June 22, 2011

    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, security...
  • Facebook helps itself by helping RockMelt browser June 15, 2011

    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 Facebookdriven Web browser, which RockMelt introduced late last year. The changes include several new features that ensure...
  • Mozilla resists request to remove Firefox addon May 7, 2011

    Washington: Mozilla, the nonprofit 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 Internet...
  • Google planning 'radical' new Chrome browser February 22, 2011

    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 when...
  • Firefox, Chrome adding 'Do Not Track' tools January 25, 2011

    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 privacy....
  • A browser to free the Web of suffixes December 21, 2010

    Helsinki: A Dutch technology company has emerged as a frontrunner 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 Web...
  • Review: Facebook fans will 'like' RockMelt browser December 9, 2010

    New York: There's a lot to keep track of online. You probably have a Facebook account and an email 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 oldfashioned Web browsing. I...
  • Microsoft unveils 'do not track' feature for IE December 8, 2010

    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 as...
  • Microsoft CEO hypes smartphone, browser October 29, 2010

    Redmond: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer pumped up unique features in the company's new Web browser and smartphone software at a software developer conference Thursday, the company's annual pep rally for people who will build programs for the Web, Windows computers and phones. Ballmer is known for his onstage enthusiasm. This year,...
  • Microsoft issues its biggestever security fix October 13, 2010

    Boston: Microsoft Corp issued its biggestever security fix on Tuesday, including repairs to its ubiquitous Windows operating system and Internet browser for flaws that could let hackers take control of a PC. The new patches aim to fix a number of vulnerabilities including the notorious Stuxnet virus that attacked an Iranian...
  • Rise of Google Chrome threatens IE, Firefox October 11, 2010

    London: Web browser Google Chrome, which emerged in mid2008, has hit Internet Explorer hard and stalled the rise of Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer now accounts for less than 50 per cent of worldwide web browser usage, a fall from its peak of 88 percent in 2003. The fall makes the latest version,...
  • Mobile Web usage jumped in August: Opera September 30, 2010

    Helsinki: Global mobile data traffic continued to surge in August, raising the prospect of increasing demand for battered telecom equipment makers. Internet browser firm Opera Software ASA said on Thursday global data traffic through its mobile browser rose 10 per cent in August from July the fastest pace in five...