Privacy-focused web browsers are stuck in a rut, but why?

With hybrid working on the rise and data mismanagement continuing to make headlines, you’d be forgiven for thinking that even the most unsuspecting users would be interested in securing their online privacy. However, new data provided to TechRadar Pro by digital intelligence platform SimilarWeb indicates that the growth of veteran privacy-focused browsers Mozilla Firefox and […]

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Brave is about to solve one of the most frustrating problems with browsing the web

The developers behind Brave Browser have announced that it will begin to block cookie consent notice popups that negatively impact browsing experience for many users. In an update, the anonymous browser’s Privacy Updates blog called cookie consent an “infamous and near-constant annoyance”, while citing an academic study (opens in new tab) that found many browser […]

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Google Chrome wants to make it easier to search your web history

Tracking down that elusive web page or niche website could soon be a lot easier thanks to a new update coming to Google Chrome. The browser has announced a new shortcut that will allow desktop users to search through their history and web bookmarks directly from the Chrome address bar. Users will now be able […]

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Mozilla claims Apple, Google and Microsoft force users to use default web browsers

Mozilla, the non-profit proprietor of the Firefox browser, has accused Google, Microsoft, and Apple of “self preferencing” and nudging consumers towards using their own browsers. Examples of consumer harm stemming from this self-preferencing behavior include limited or frustrated choice, lower quality, lower innovation, poor privacy, and unfair contracts, according to Mozilla. The report lands at […]

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Facebook sued for allegedly spying on users via in-app web browser

Meta is being sued for allegedly gathering personally identifiable information (PII) on its Facebook and Instagram users without telling them.  As per the lawsuit, the problem lies in how the company’s Facebook and Instagram platforms handle internet links on an iOS device. Both apps have their own embedded internet browsers (opens in new tab), the […]

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7 common mistakes to avoid when choosing a web hosting provider

Choosing the wrong web hosting (opens in new tab) provider could have a major impact on the performance of your website. Your choice should be based on several factors, including speed and accessibility which are key to ranking well on search engine results pages (SERPs). A low-quality hosting provider could affect how users interact with […]

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Parrot TDS poses immediate risk to web developers worldwide

Staying up to date with the ever-evolving security landscape is central to maintaining the security of webservers and keeping potential threats at bay.  There are several key threats to webservers that are important to be aware of, to prevent and mitigate those risks. DoS and DDoS attacks, SQL injections, unpatched software and cross-site scripting, to […]

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