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How to go incognito in Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari

While 'incognito' mode in any of the big four web browsers offers a measure of privacy, it doesn't completely hide your tracks online. Here's how the feature works, and how to use it.

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What's in the latest Chrome update? Whole lot of security, privacy shakin' goin' on

After skipping version 82 because of the pandemic, Google this week released Chrome 83, which offers users DNS-over-HTTPS and – eventually – tab grouping.

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Microsoft touts new business features slated for Edge

The Chromium-based browser was supposed to roll out to users earlier this year. Microsoft now says expect that to take place over the next few weeks.

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Chrome 85 to erase ads that hog network, CPU resources

The company said only 0.3% of all ads online disproportionately account for a big chunk of total network and CPU consumption.

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Microsoft to start changing Chrome's search engine to Bing for opt-in customers

Microsoft has revised its schedule for rolling out a Chrome browser extension to Office 365 customers; it plans to begin adding the extension to Google's browser this month.

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What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 76 augments password manager to stymie breach impacts

The latest version of Mozilla's browser gets enhanced password protections, fixes 11 flaws and includes tweaks to the video picture-in-picture feature that debuted in Firefox 71.

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Top web browsers 2020: Firefox stays afloat, Chrome hits 69% for first time

Even as Chrome hit a new record for browser usage in April, Firefox managed to actually grow just a bit.

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Google to expel spammy, pointless Chrome extensions at end of August

When it comes to add-ons for its dominant Chrome browser, Google plans to crack down on miscreants later this year.

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5 top Chrome extensions for work-at-home productivity

If you use Google Chrome to browse the web — and most people do — these must-have add-ons will make you more productive.

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Vivaldi joins anti-tracking browser brotherhood

Although web browsers once competed on speed and overall performance, privacy is the new benchmark. Niche browser Vivaldi has now joined the bigwigs in giving users more control over online tracking.

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Browser makers cite coronavirus, restore support for obsolete TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption

Long-in-the-tooth Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 encryption is getting a temporary reprieve from Google, Microsoft and Mozilla.

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Microsoft promotes upcoming Edge enhancements

Among the features planned for the browser: tabs that can be stacked vertically along the browser's side and a Firefox-like Password Monitor.

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Give Chrome a time-saving tab switcher

Your browser has basically become your desktop. Here's how to make it start acting like one.

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Google to resume Chrome releases on April 7

The company will roll out version 81, skip 82, and launch version 83 in May to make up for lost time.

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Microsoft mirrors Google move, shelves Edge upgrades

In response to the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edge browser will remain on version 80 for an undetermined amount of time.

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Google suspends Chrome upgrades as COVID-19 impacts software schedules

With 6.7 million residents in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered to stay at home to slow the coronavirus spread, scheduled Chrome and Chrome OS releases have been delayed.

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Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for the Windows 10 November 2019 Update.)

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6 big reasons to try the new Firefox Android preview

Even if you're mostly content with Chrome, Mozilla's latest Android effort deserves your attention.

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