Google is Rolling Out Clearer Cookie Banners in Europe

Google announced last week that it has started rolling out new cookie banners in Europe that allow users of Google services to reject all cookies with just one click. Previously, Google’s cookie banners required users to click multiple items to reject cookies, a practice that France’s CNIL and other European…

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DuckDuckGo Comes to the Mac in Beta

DuckDuckGo announced this morning that its privacy-protecting web browser is now available on the Mac in beta. A version for Windows is coming soon. “Privacy isn’t something you only need in certain situations or in partial amounts, and it’s a myth that you can’t have the same Internet you like…

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Microsoft Edge 100 Lands in the Beta Channel

Microsoft Edge 100 is now available for testers in the Beta channel. This new update will mark an important symbolic milestone for the web browser, though it’s actually pretty light on new features.  The main change in Microsoft Edge 100 is a new option for syncing installed websites or progressive…

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Mozilla Ships Firefox 96

Mozilla today released the latest version of its flagship web browser, Firefox 96, adding several new features and fixes. New features include: Significant improvements in noise suppression and auto-gain-control as well as slight improvements in echo-cancellation to provide users with a better overall audio experience. Significantly reduced main-thread load. Firefox…

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 91 with Windows SSO Support

Mozilla has released Firefox 91 and one of the key new features is single sign-on support for consumer and commercial Microsoft accounts. “Firefox version 91.0 [was] first offered to Release channel users on August 10, 2021,” the Firefox 91 release notes explain. “We’d like to extend a special thank you…

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Opera Optimizes Its Android Browser for Chromebooks

Opera is offering up an odd proposition: Sure, use a Chromebook. But use Opera instead of Chrome. The Android version of Opera. “Opera is now the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks,” Opera’s Stefan Stjernelund writes. “The Opera Browser brings many unique features previously unavailable on the Chrome OS…

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 89 with Simpler New Design

Today, Mozilla released Firefox 89, bringing a simpler and fresher new design to the browser on desktop and mobile. “Even though we’re in the web browser business, we know you don’t go online to look at Firefox, it’s more that you look through Firefox to get to everything on the open web,” Mozilla’s MJ…

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Vivaldi 3.8 is How the Cookie Notifications Crumble

Vivaldi has released new versions of its desktop and Android web browsers. Both include a new feature called Cookie Crumbler that dramatically reduces annoying cookie dialogs and banners. “For many of you, incessant cookie dialogs and banners are the new scourge of smooth browsing,” Vivaldi’s Jon von Tetzchner writes. “While…

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