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Taxing the use of Internet Explorer 7

Jun 22, 2012
Do you constantly ignore that pop up message telling you to update your web browser? An online retailer in Australia plans to put a kind of tax on customers who shop using outdated browsers.
Posted In: Australia, technology, browsers, internet explorer

Microsoft makes 'Do Not Track' the default

Jun 4, 2012
Advertisers are not amused. In the upcoming version of Windows, Internet Explorer will have its "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default. Goodbye creepy ads that seem to follow you around -- hello, more generic ads for great deals on car insurance?
Posted In: Microsoft, web tracking, do not track, tracking, browsers, internet explorer, online advertising, QR code, health care

Google Chrome gets browser title for a week

May 22, 2012
Google's Chrome topped Microsoft's Internet Explorer for seven days straight for the first time. The numbers mean less than Google's growing share of the market.
Posted In: Internet, Google, Chrome, browsers

Hear ye, hear ye! A Privacy Bill of Rights is coming

Feb 23, 2012
Powdered wigs and town crier optional
Posted In: tracking, Congress, browsers, web privacy, do not track

“Bad Google,” says Google

Jan 4, 2012
Self flagellation ensues.
Posted In: Chrome, Google, browsers

Wait, what's up with Silk?

Sep 29, 2011
The big news of the Kindle Fire announcement was the price point. $199 ridiculous dollars for something that doesn't offer nearly the power and...
Posted In: Amazon, browsers, fire, Kindle, silk, Tech Report

Mozilla walks away from Firefox 4, businesses

Jun 28, 2011
After all, the browser is three months old. How could Mozilla be expected to support a dinosaur like that?...
Posted In: browsers, firefox, Google, Microsoft, mozilla

Chrome 11 has more integrated Google Translate, will lead to lazier kids

Apr 28, 2011
The latest version of Chrome lets you talk into your computer's microphone and it will translate what you say into text. It's another incorporation...
Posted In: browsers, Chrome, Google

Apple adding Do Not Track to next Safari

Apr 14, 2011
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the next version of the Apple operating system, code name Lion, will feature a Do Not Track feature baked...
Posted In: apple, browsers, Chrome, do not track, firefox, Google, mozilla, safari

Internet Explorer 9 beta launches

Sep 15, 2010
I think we need a new story category on this blog: Geek Chow. Stories that probably don't matter a whole lot in the short term to the average...
Posted In: browsers, Facebook, geek chow, Google, internet explorer, Microsoft, search