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2011-02-28 20:18:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zscaler today released Safe Shopping, a free Firefox plugin that consumers can download from https://www.zscaler.com/safeshoppingdetails.html, which will protect them from fake and compromised online stores. The number of compromised and fake online stores is growing, and unsuspecting users are falling victim to such sites every day. When end users attempt to purchase goods from such sites, they are giving away sensitive information such...

2011-02-20 06:35:00

Internet search leader Google released a revamped version of its Chrome Web-browser on Friday, touting that the overhaul is keeping up with the arrival of the lunar year of the rabbit, calling the new version "quick as a bunny," AFP reports  The overhaul comes as Microsoft and Mozilla are also beefing up their Web browsers to keep a competitive edge in the Internet browsing software market. Microsoft released its Internet Explorer 9 last week boasting improvements in speed, security,...

2011-02-19 00:00:39

Thunder Themes is the official headquarters for branded themes for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and soon Chrome, Turn any Internet browser into an active news source for a favorite news site, entertainer, sports team, or simply find a fun lifestyle theme. Amlin, OH (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 Brand Thunder LLC, the custom browser theme specialists, announced today the only site dedicated to free browser-theme downloads, Thunder Themes. Thunder Themes is the official headquarters for...

2011-02-11 09:35:00

With improved privacy and increased speed as its two main highlights, Microsoft claims the latest version of its Internet Explorer web browser moves ahead of competitors like Google and Firefox. The software giant, which has been losing market share, made the bold claim as it unveiled what is known as the release candidate of IE9. Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, told BBC News, "This release is one that is playing catch up [on past releases], but it leapfrogs...

2011-02-04 14:00:00

Google is offering $20,000 in prize money for the winner of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest on top of the $15,000 already promised. Any contestant who is first to successfully exploit its Chrome browser during the contest will be rewarded the prize money. Chrome was originally going to be excluded from this year's competition because it is based on the same Webkit engine that runs another Pwn2Own entry, Apple's Safari browser. "It shows a mature attitude to the problem because they...

2011-01-25 05:40:00

Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome Web browsers will soon include new tools that will allow users to block advertisers from gathering personal information about them. On Monday, Mozilla said it was working on a new tool that would allow Firefox users to automatically ask Web sites not to track their online activities by transmitting a "Do Not Track HTTP header" with every click or page view, indicating that they wish to opt-out of third-party ad-based tracking. The Web sites would then...

2011-01-19 08:30:00

BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sothink Web Video Downloader for Firefox is a free and cute Firefox extension that can detect and download YouTube FLV and other media online from any YouTube-like website. The latest version 6.0 is perfectly compatible with Firefox 4 Beta. This Firefox video downloader, also called Free YouTube Downloader, installs very easily and appears as an icon to the left of Firefox 4 Beta's address bar. When using Firefox 4 Beta, or previous versions,...

2011-01-04 08:30:00

Microsoft's Internet Explorer online browser suffered its largest loss of market share in two years, and has been replaced by Mozilla's Firefox as the most popular Web-surfing software in Europe, web tracking firm StatCounter is reporting. Internet Explorer lost 1.4% of its usage share in December 2010, Gregg Keizer of Computerworld wrote in an article Monday. Benefiting from Microsoft's misfortune were Google and Apple, whose Chrome and Safari browsers saw their market share increase to 10%...

2010-12-20 06:05:00

As concerns grow about online privacy, Mozilla is promising it will allow users of its FireFox Web browser to cloak Internet activity with free software upgrades being released early next year. "Technology that supports something like a 'Do Not Track' button is needed and we will deliver in the first part of next year," Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs told AFP at Mozilla headquarters in Mountain View, California. He added that users need "to be in control." Kovacs said there is a disturbing...

2010-12-16 08:44:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PrivacyChoice.org, a leading independent provider of consumer privacy tools, has announced support for the new tracking controls in Internet Explorer 9. The combination of IE9's functionality and PrivacyChoice's extensive database will provide the easiest and most effective tracking controls available for consumers. PrivacyChoice will offer its set of customized Tracking Protection Lists immediately upon availability of the new IE9...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.