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Chrome and Firefox version 100 could break the internet later this year

February 17th, 2022

In the coming weeks, Google’s Chrome browser, Mozilla’s Firefox browser, and Microsoft’s Edge browser will all hit version 100. These milestone releases may sound exciting, but they also have the potential to cause havoc across the internet. As developers for all three of the browsers warn, some websites might break when they attempt to parse …

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Internet is scrambling to fix Log4Shell, the worst hack in history

December 13th, 2021

Massive data breaches have become so common that we’ve gotten numb to reports detailing another hack or 0-day exploit. That doesn’t reduce the risk of such events happening, as the cat-and-mouse game between security experts and hackers continues. As some vulnerabilities get fixed, others pop up requiring attention from product and service providers. The newest one …

Internet Outage

It’s not just you: Thousands of major websites just went offline

July 22nd, 2021

In what is becoming an alarmingly common occurrence, some of the internet’s biggest websites, apps, and services have gone offline. At around 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, outages for dozens of popular services were reported on DownDetector. PlayStation Network, HBO Max, Amazon, FedEx, Airbnb, and Mcdonald’s are just a few of the top websites and …

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SpaceX won’t tolerate piracy on its Starlink internet service

May 6th, 2021

SpaceX’s Starlink is the newest kid on the ISP block. SpaceX only has a fraction of the planned number of Starlink satellites in orbit and is still in its beta test phase, but it’s expecting the service to grow fast. But creating an internet service provider isn’t as simple as just throwing up some satellites …

Mighty vs. Chrome

This $30 a month browser wants to fix the worst thing about Chrome

April 29th, 2021

Chrome is the world’s most popular browser because it’s made by one of the biggest software developers in the world: Google. That’s also the reason why Chrome is free to use. The majority of Google’s products are available for free because users effectively pay for access with their data. Google collects information to sell targeted …

Firefox 86 Features

Firefox makes it harder for Facebook and others to track you online

February 25th, 2021

Mozilla’s Firefox 86 update comes with a new “Total Cookie Protection” feature that enhances user privacy. Total Cookie Protection will remove a company’s ability to access cookies belonging to a different site, preventing the said company from tracking users online. The new cookie feature has to be turned on manually in the browser’s settings panel. …