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The upcoming Internet Explorer 9 RC build (set for an early 2011 release) will include a couple of tracking protection features, Microsoft revealed earlier this week.
According to the official video, Tracking Protection will allow users to discover, who is tracking their activity, while Tracking Protection Lists provides them with a solution to easily block such sites from requesting their data.
Recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report might have an impact on Microsoft’s decision for such feature implementation.
Thanks, RamaSubbu SK.
From useful to dangerous.
It looks like Websockets aren’t so great after all (at least in the short term). According to Mozilla and Opera posts, both companies will be disabling support for such technology until serious security flaws are fixed.
Recently, Adam Barth has shared a security study findings that raised a red flag for the current state of Websockets protocol.
First, US announces world press freedom day and now this:
Must be one of those “weird” days…
The race is on.
Google Chrome fans will scream out of the excitement, as Google has recently released the very first build of Google Chrome 10 with Crankshaft.
What is that?
Vygantas, it’s confusing and such, just give us benchmarks already.
How could we miss that…
Recently, Google has moved Google Chrome 8 into a stable release list and announced the availability of version 8.0.552.215.
What was changed?
According to the company, this release fixes more than 800 bugs (13 are security related), includes a sandboxed PDF viewer, support for the forthcoming Chrome Web Apps store and experimental Flags menu feature.
What does it do?
Allows you to tweak a setting or two (check the screenshot above).
Exposes all sorts of weird data.
Mozilla team has conducted a survey that aims to learn more about the user browsing habits.
About the survey
Test duration: 7 days
Test type: Global
Versions covered: Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6, Firefox 4 Beta
Data submission: 527,817 test sets submitted in November 2010.
Brings more goodies to the table.
Earlier this month, Microsoft has revealed the very first information about the upcoming Silverlight 5 release.
According to “The Future of Microsoft Silverlight” web site, Silverlight 5 will introduce more than 40 new features, including developer productivity improvements as well as huge boost in the video quality and performance.
Key new features: