google
Google Wants It Both Ways

Google is facing a flurry of backlash after announcing plans to protect user privacy by continuing to allow cookies in Chrome in a proposal it calls the Privacy Sandbox. This felt like a surprise, since the company suggested in May that it would “update how cookies are handled in Chrome.” Since Apple, Mozilla, and Microsoft are all moving away from tracking users through cookies, it seemed like Google would do the same. But nah. Cookies are good for advertisers, and Google makes a tonne of money selling ads. Read More >>

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Apple is Testing Private Web Ads on Safari So You Feel Less Creeped Out While Shopping

Ads are the bane of the internet. On top of being an eyesore, by now everyone’s had that experience of googling an item, only to find targeted ads for that same product follow you across the web. It’s creepy, and today, Apple announced in a blog post that it’s working on a way to make the ads you see while browsing on Safari truly private. Read More >>

privacy and security
The Dumb Truth About Google’s Privacy Push

Every big tech event in 2019 has a buzzword in common: privacy. Read More >>

smartphones
15 Quick Tips to Make Browsing the Web More Bearable on Mobile

We’re doing more than half of our browsing on mobile devices now, and that trend is only going in one direction. With that in mind, don’t settle for a second-class browsing experience on your mobile device—these tips and tricks can load pages faster, make them easier to read, and get you around the web more quickly. Read More >>

browsers
Which Browser Engine Powers Your Web Browsing – And Why Does It Matter?

As you might have heard, Microsoft is rebuilding Edge from the ground up, this time using the Chromium code that also underpins Google Chrome. Essentially it’s a switch to a different browser rendering engine – but what exactly is such an engine? And how does it affect your browsing experience? We’ll guide you through the details here. Read More >>

apple
Apple Is Removing ‘Do Not Track’ From Safari

Do Not Track is apparently dead, and Apple is now taking steps to shed itself of the failed privacy project. Read More >>

internet
Speed Up Your Web Browsing With These Browser Extensions

You probably spend a lot of your computing time travelling across the web in your browser of choice, which means any ways of speeding up that browser time is going to add a serious boost to your productivity. Install these extensions to supercharge your browsing and get everything done on the web that little bit quicker. Read More >>

internet
It’s Time to Audit All the Extensions You’ve Installed on Your Browser

A lot of what we do on our computers goes through the browser, and that means any extensions you choose to add on top of that browser have a very privileged position: They can see where you’re going online, they can see the data you’re passing to and from the web, and they can send and receive data themselves. Read More >>

internet
How to Reset All of Your Browsers Back to Square One

Like an operating system reinstall, resetting your web browser can fix all kinds of problems and improve performance at the same time—squash annoying bugs, clear out dodgy and outdated extensions and get a browser that’s good as new with a hard reset. Here’s how to carry it out on all the major browsers. Read More >>

google
Why I Can’t Quit Chrome

Google Chrome was released to the world 10 years ago today. I’ve been using the browser since it launched on OS X in 2009, and let me tell you what, I feel trapped now. This power-hogging, data-gobbling piece of software is where I spend most of my days, although not necessarily because I want it this way. As hard as I’ve tried, I just can’t quit Chrome. Read More >>

internet
How to Switch Browsers Without Losing Everything

Impressed with the new spit and polish of Firefox Quantum? Or ready to return to the warm embrace of Safari? We now carry so much of our digital lives around with us in our browsers that switching isn’t all that straightforward—here’s how to make sure you take everything with you when you jump from one to the other. Read More >>

spotify
Whoops, Spotify’s Web Player No Longer Works on Apple’s Safari Browser

Music streaming service Spotify no longer officially supports Apple’s Safari browser, and Safari users who attempt to access it say they are being redirected to use another browser or download Spotify’s desktop client. Read More >>

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Here’s How Safari Will Keep Ads From Stalking You Around the Internet

Safari is getting an update that will prevent those annoying ads that follow you from one website to the next as you browse the internet, encouraging you to hurry up and buy that one item you looked at on Amazon two weeks ago. Read More >>

security
Chinese Hackers Pocket Thousands for Cracking Safari, Pixel and Flash

A Chinese bounty-hunting hack-fest has seen some of today's hottest new things -- and Flash -- hacked to pieces once again, with the wunderkinds walking away with a total prize kitty of more than £400,000 for making their hacks public. Read More >>

browsers
Your Browser’s Private Mode Isn’t as Secret as You Think

Your browser’s private or incognito mode can be useful for many reasons, but you should always know what it is – and more importantly isn’t – hiding. Here’s exactly what’s happening when you launch a private window. Read More >>