Just few days ago, Google has been accused of using a loophole in Apple’s Safari web browser, which allowed the search giant to track users by storing unwanted cookies.
Well, today Microsoft has published a report, stating that Google bypassed Internet Explorer’s privacy settings as well.
Pwn2Own, a computer hacking contest, which will begin on March 7th in Vancouver, British Columbia, has slightly modified its concept, according to sources.
First of all, smartphone hacks have been dropped completely in favor of the web browser exploits against Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari running on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
If you are a sort of person who is very sensitive about privacy, then Safari is not exactly the perfect browser to use, at least was.
While Safari prevents the third party cookies to be stored on devices or computers, a recently discovered loophole, which Google did use, allowed the search giant to store cookies for up to 24 hours.
How did it work? Turns out, if user was signed in to Google+ social network and agreed to see +1 on ads (a feature, which allows people to indicate that they liked the ad), Safari would store the cookie, enabling easy tracking for the search giant.
Back in January of 2010, Opera Software has acquired“AdMarvel”, a mobile advertising startup valued at around $8 million.
While competitors try to hide as much information as possible about the upcoming updates, Mozilla took a different route and has now revealed it’s Firefox web browser roadmap for the 2012.
In the first quarter of 2012, Firefox 12 and Firefox 13 will receive already reported and well know features, so there are no surprises here. Here is a full list:
After several Nightly releases, the Aurora version of Firefox 13 has been pushed to Mozilla’s testers’ channel and is now available to download.
Despite a dozen of changes, the open source organization is currently focused on a tab page, which, as see in the screenshot above, has been redesigned.
Promises seamless Metro integration.
As you might know, Windows 8 will expand Microsoft’s Metro UI, which is currently utilized by Windows Phone, Xbox Dashboard and other software giant products.
Trying to jump ahead everyone but Internet Explorer, which will also have a version specific for the Metro user interface, Mozilla has revealed its plans to create a “Firefox on Metro” for the upcoming Windows 8 OS.
What so special about it?
Speculation at its finest.
There is one thing that Microsoft has proven to be the case with the Windows Phone OS and that is: listening to user’s feedback.
Below we have listed of 10 most popular requests in the “Web Browsing” category.
Google Chrome 17.0.963.46 Stable
Following the release of Google Chrome for Android, the search giant has pushed a long awaited updated to the Stable Channel, tagged as version 17.