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Never mind Samsung, GOOGLE will EAVESDROP as you browse on Chrome

Those uneasy about Samsung's "smart" television terms and conditions are going to have a nervous wobble about a project along the same lines underway at Google’s Chocolate Factory. The realisation that anything spoken near your Smart TV might be recorded and transmitted to a third party is bad enough, but how about the …
John Leyden, 11 Feb 2015
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Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER

Google has recently pushed out Chrome 38, for desktop and mobile devices. Google updates its browser every six weeks – so often, in fact, that much of the time there isn't much in the way of new or worthwhile features. Not so with this release. Among the changes Chrome 38 has support for new features in JavaScript, as part …
Opera CEO Jon Von Tetzchner

Opera founder von Tetzchner: It's all gone to crap since I quit

Interview "It's really sad, it's lost now," says Opera co-founder Jon von Tetzchner, reflecting on the fate of the company he left in 2011. Opera had made serious inroads in the Noughties embedding a browser into consumer products, where it was a pioneer, and had a sizeable following on both desktop and mobile. Its high performance …

Chrome for the slurp-weary: Cookie-binning Aviator browser arrives

Security developers have released a stripped-down privacy-friendly browser, Aviator, based on the open source browser core Chromium as used by Google Chrome. WhiteHat Security's Aviator browser has built-in functionality designed to block ads and tracking by default. In addition, Flash and Java are click-to-play, a …
John Leyden, 23 Oct 2013
The Register breaking news

Google blats bugs in Chrome - days before $560k hacking contest

Pwn2Own 2013 Google patched 10 security vulnerabilities in its web browser Chrome on Monday - two days before the start of Pwn2Own, the annual hacking contest in which experts race to compromise software to win prizes. The latest update fixes flaws in Chrome's Windows and Linux builds. Six of the 10 holes addressed are rated as "high" risk …
John Leyden, 5 Mar 2013
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Google, Microsoft butt heads in browser benchmark battle

Google Chrome has finally met a web benchmark suite it can't master, and no one could be happier than the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft, which has used the occasion to suggest that the Chocolate Factory's browser is not really the speed demon it's cracked up to be. Dubbed RoboHornet, the new, open source benchmark suite …
Neil McAllister, 25 Sep 2012
The Register breaking news

Chrome hits iPhone and iPad, storms to top of download chart

Google's new Chrome browser for iOS has stormed the iTunes download charts - hitting the top spot for free apps worldwide. Announced at a dev meeting yesterday, the mobile browser was quietly released in Apple's App Store on 26 June. It is not significantly faster than Safari, the Jesus phone's native browser, but Google's …
Anna Leach, 29 Jun 2012
The Register breaking news

Google Chrome update plugs score of security bugs

Google has updated its Chrome browser to address 20 vulnerabilities, none of which are deemed critical. Chrome version 20 coincidentally covers patches for a score of security bugs, as listed here. Many of the fixed vulnerabilities involve "use-after-free" memory-related security bugs, some of which are rated as high risk. …
John Leyden, 28 Jun 2012
The Register breaking news

Google unleashes Chrome 19, flattens 20 bugs

Google released a major update to its Chrome browser on Tuesday that tackles 20 security vulnerabilities, eight of which are classified as high-risk bugs. Chrome 19 – a cross-platform update for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame – also includes a number of improved features such as tab sync. Google paid security researchers …
John Leyden, 16 May 2012
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Firefox 5 beta slapped on Mozilla conveyer belt

Mozilla has released a public beta of Firefox 5, ahead of its planned final release in late June. The test build comes a month after Mozilla rejigged its browser release schedule in a clear nod to Google's Chrome. CSS animation is the big advancement in the next, lightly-developed iteration of Firefox. Additionally, the do- …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 May 2011
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Adobe releases Wallaby to jump Jobsian Flash ban

Adobe execs don't want their customers to fret over the company's recent spat with Apple over its decision to make its iPad and iPhone products a Flash-free zone. The result? Adobe has birthed a prototype piece of software, dubbed Wallaby, that is a Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool. Initially, Adobe is making the software …
Kelly Fiveash, 8 Mar 2011
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Google's Chrome browser market share hits 10% mark

Google's Chrome browser broke the 10 per cent market share barrier last month, according to Net Applications. That is significant given that Microsoft's Internet Explorer surfing tool continued to slide, notching up its worst performance ever last month, by reeling in a still impressive 56 per cent of the browser market. …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Feb 2011
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Google dispenses first jackpot award to security bug hunter

Google updated its Chrome browser software on Wednesday to address a variety of security bugs, including the first vulnerability to qualify its finder for the recently introduced top-tier of its Chromium Security Reward scheme. Sergey Glazunov earns an “elite” $3,133.7 award for his bug-finding efforts as well as pocketing the …
John Leyden, 13 Jan 2011
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MS security tool interferes with Chrome and Adobe updates

Microsoft has updated its security protection tools following a glitch that prevented third-party applications – including Google Chrome and Adobe Reader – from updating properly. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to thwart a range of tricks used by malware writers to infect systems. However a …
John Leyden, 19 Nov 2010
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Microsoft delivers Google Chrome IE9 beta

First look Microsoft is offering Internet Explorer 9 beta for download. Although this follows four earlier platform previews, this is the first time the new IE user interface has been shown to the public. Like Google Chrome, IE9 combines the address and search boxes into a single "OneBox". It also integrates with the Windows 7 taskbar, …
Tim Anderson, 15 Sep 2010
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Trojan poses as Google Chrome extension

Miscreants have created a Trojan that poses as a Google Chrome extension. Spammed messages attempt to dupe prospective marks into trying an add-on that "helps you better organise your documents received in your email". Interested parties are pointed towards a counterfeit Google Chrome Extensions page, which offers a malware …
John Leyden, 19 Apr 2010
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Google extends Chrome for Fanbois

Google has released a new beta of its Mac-ified Chrome browser that accepts extensions and provides bookmarking syncing across disparate devices. The Mountain View Chocolate Factory first released a beta Mac version of Chrome in December, but unlike the Linux and Windows incarnations, it didn't offer support for extensions or …
Cade Metz, 11 Feb 2010
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Opera and Firefox downloads soar after IE alerts

After Microsoft confirmed that a hole in its Internet Explorer browser was used in the December cyber attacks on Google and at least 33 other outfits, a trio of security-conscious nations - Germany, France, and Australia - went so far as to warn their citizens against the use of IE. And that led to a very good week for the likes …
Cade Metz, 20 Jan 2010

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