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New Safari features include Unified Search, iCloud Tabs and Tab View

New Safari features include Unified Search, iCloud Tabs and Tab View

Apple's now starting in on their browser we all know plenty about, and that is Safari. Announcing a new Safari with tons of improvements from performance, to the cloud and more. Claiming Safari has the fastest JavaScript beating IE9, Chrome 19 and Firefox 13. Unified search and the new Tab View will surely make users happy. More details below.

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Google faces FTC fine for Safari tracking

Google faces FTC fine for Safari tracking

Google will reportedly be hit with a regulatory fine for bypassing Safari users' privacy settings. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will soon conclude its investigations and is expected to issue a fine within the next 30 days. The fine could be far greater than the $25,000 that Google was recently slapped with by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for privacy issues involving its Street View car.

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Internet Explorer gains market share while Chrome slips

Internet Explorer gains market share while Chrome slips

Internet Explorer has been losing ground as of late, but it's important to remember the sheer amount of Windows PCs out there with the browser pre-installed. While Chrome and Firefox aim to try and eventually dethrone Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer has seen an increase in usage for the first time since September 2011.

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Mobile Safari vulnerable to spoofing exploit in iOS 5.1

Mobile Safari vulnerable to spoofing exploit in iOS 5.1

A new vulnerability has been found in Apple’s mobile Safari browser for iOS 5.1. MajorSecurity first discovered the exploit, which would allow a hacker to display a different website URL than what is actually being visited in the browser, potentially leading to phishing attacks.

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Mountain Lion Preview 2 adds Twitter notifications and iCloud tab support

Mountain Lion Preview 2 adds Twitter notifications and iCloud tab support

Apple seeded the latest version on its developer preview of Mountain Lion on Friday, and the newest additions to the OS have been detailed. There have been three new notable features added to Beta 2: Twitter integration in the Notification Center, iCloud support for tabbed browsing, and a permission request when apps access contact information.

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Google faces new investigation over Safari privacy breach

Google faces new investigation over Safari privacy breach

Google has run afoul of privacy regulations again, this time involving its breach of Apple's Safari Internet browser to track user activity. The news first broke when the WSJ reported that Google, along with a few other advertisers, had written a code to bypass Safari's default privacy controls, depositing cookies to track users' browsing habits in order to deliver targeted ads.

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iOS Safari lead widens against Android in mobile browser share

iOS Safari lead widens against Android in mobile browser share

Data from the latest Net Applications market share report was highlighted for the metric change that negatively affected Google's Chrome desktop browser ratings, but something also interesting to note was the widening gap between iOS and Android when it comes to the mobile space. Safari may be behind Chrome on desktops, but in mobile it is by far the most used browser.

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Safari user sues Google over browser privacy

Safari user sues Google over browser privacy

And so it begins. An Apple user has filed suit against Google over the alleged bypassing of privacy settings on the Safari web browser. The story broke late last week when Google and several other web companies were accused of bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari browser on the iPhone and other Apple devices. Google had previously said that it would follow privacy settings that Safari uses.

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FTC investigation demanded over Google Safari tracking

FTC investigation demanded over Google Safari tracking

Google's alleged bypassing of Safari privacy settings looks likely to come under FTC investigation, after three US Congressmen contacted the Commission to see whether the search giant has violated its consent agreement. Republican Representatives Cliff Stearns of Florida and Joe Barton of Texas, and Democrat Edward Markey of Massachusetts, penned a letter expressing their concerns to the Federal Trade Commission on Friday, citing Google's recent - and contentious - privacy policy changes and describing the claims that the company tricked Safari into allowing users to be tracked as "a major concern."

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Microsoft blasts Google over Safari tracking

Microsoft blasts Google over Safari tracking

Microsoft has wasted no time in sniping at Google over claims the search company deliberately circumvented Apple's privacy systems in Safari so as to track users, pimping Internet Explorer in the process. "If you find this type of behavior alarming and want to protect your confidential information and privacy while you’re online" Ryan Gavin, IE business and marketing manager writes on the official Windows Team blog, "there are alternatives for you."

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Safari 5.1 released for OS X Snow Leopard and Windows

Safari 5.1 released for OS X Snow Leopard and Windows

Apple has released Safari 5.1, bringing Mac users still running OS X Snow Leopard - as well as Windows users - up to date with the version of the browser bundled in OS X Lion. The updated version includes Reading List, allowing links and pages to be saved for later review, together with Resume, which can automatically reopen all previous tabs when you restart the browser.

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Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

The Mac OS X Lion developer beta released last week has turned up what appears to be a new "honeypot" element of Find My Mac, promising basic access to a browser while, in the background, a lost or stolen MacBook can check in its location online. Spotted by MacRumors, the new "Restart to Safari" feature on the lock screen allows users without the password to access the browser only, rather than any files or local apps.

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