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Twitter joins “Do Not Track”

Twitter joins “Do Not Track”

If you did not already know it, Twitter has been tracking your every move since the dawn of 140 characters, the FTC announcing just this week that they're now part of the "Do Not Track" initiative capturing the internet. This Do Not Track project has the Federal Trade Commission pushing for "opt-out" features on all web-based project that would otherwise track user data without question. Twitter is the latest group to join in on the Do Not Track fun with an option to turn off user tracking inside the Firefox web browser first and foremost.

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US Senate Committee to review Windows RT browser complaints

US Senate Committee to review Windows RT browser complaints

Microsoft seems to have ruffled a few feathers with its plans for browsers on Windows RT. Mozilla blasted the company over being unable to produce a fully working browser, restricted instead to the Metro interface and guidelines, while Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer would be able to run on Metro and the classic desktop interface. Google also voiced concerns, and now the US Senate Judiciary Committee will review the arguments to see if there’s any merit.

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Google and Mozilla blast Windows 8 browser bias

Google and Mozilla blast Windows 8 browser bias

Microsoft is under fire from Google and Mozilla, accused of anti-competitive practices with the special version of Windows 8 for ARM-based notebooks and tablets. Windows RT, the OS Microsoft hopes will help its OEM partners better challenge Apple's iPad, pushes the Metro interface rather than the relatively locked-down Windows Classic desktop, with browsers like Firefox and Chrome only allowed to run in the former. That, Mozilla argues - with Google soon wading in afterward - is unfair, especially as Microsoft will have a Classic version of Internet Explorer.

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Mozilla CEO: “Apple showed us the way”

Mozilla CEO: “Apple showed us the way”

This week Gary Kovacs, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation used AOL and their original model of web service as an example for how the next chapter of the internet worked out here in our present. Speaking first on how its important to look to the past in order to move forward with the future, saying that "You've got mail" were the first words he'd heard on the web, "AOL changed our world" noted Kovacs. Putting the CD in your computer expanded your world right up until 2002 where the whole thing collapsed and AOL went back to 3 million subscribers here in the present, this just 1 million more than they had back in 1995.

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Firefox 13 Beta turns on SPDY and tabs on demand

Firefox 13 Beta turns on SPDY and tabs on demand

Mozilla had just released Firefox 12 and it's already getting ready for Firefox 13, which is due in six weeks. The beta version of the next browser update has been made available to developers today and reveals some welcome new changes that include "tabs on demand" and Google's SPDY protocol enabled by default.

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Firefox 12 introduces silent updates

Firefox 12 introduces silent updates

Mozilla has officially released version 12 of Firefox, which improves several developer tools and introduces a new silent updater for Windows users. With the frequency of updates for Firefox---version 11 was just released about a month ago---silent automatic updates would reduce the annoying notifications and restarts that have frustrated users.

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Mozilla demos video chat app for Firefox

Mozilla demos video chat app for Firefox

Mozilla has been experimenting with integrating social features directly into its Firefox browser, recently demoing a built-in video chat service. The web app uses the open-source WebRTC standard to establish the video call connection and a SocialAPU add-on, built on Javascipt and HTML for audio and video streaming capabilities that previously relied on proprietary plugins, such as Flash.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 28, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 28, 2012

First let's talk about the ASUS Transformer Prime - this device has an awesome update coming with ethernet and face unlock included! The new iPad with 4G connectivity has Apple giving refunds in Australia. Then as is best, I'd like to offer you a third news story which has nothing to do with the first two: South Park: Tenorman's Revenge is coming out for Xbox Live -- you'll be smashing the most evil South Park character up for hours!

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Firefox 11 brings Chrome imports and 3D DOM viewer

Firefox 11 brings Chrome imports and 3D DOM viewer

The eleventh version of Mozilla’s popular Firefox browser is upon us. Firefox 11 brings various improvements over version 10. The casual user can look forward to improved stability, fewer crashes, and security fixes, although there are two big stand out features. The first is the ability to import bookmarks and history from Google Chrome, and the second is a 3D rendering tool of webpages, designed to help visualize page elements as blocks.

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