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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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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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Google Apps To Stop Supporting Old Browsers

Google Apps To Stop Supporting Old Browsers

If you regularly use Google Docs, Google Calendar, or Gmail then you had better keep your browsers up to date. Google today announced that its Google Apps will no longer support older browsers starting August 1. A big reason for this is Google Apps' need for HTML 5 support.

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Google Safe Browsing, New Feature

Google Safe Browsing, New Feature

Google Safe Browsing offers a service to just about everyone on the internet. They offer a blacklist that will help to keep you from stumbling onto malware unaware. Most of us have seen this screen pop up a time or two. Whenever there are rubes to phish, crackers will continue producing new sites to grab whatever information people are willing to provide. Google is working on a new feature that checks downloaded files against this same blacklist. It should offer slightly more protection for those users who need it.

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Want to Hear a Great Story?

Want to Hear a Great Story?

Sometimes having the Internet in your pocket is convenient other times it is extremely useful. This story is an example of the latter. Some context first, I grew up in Silicon Valley, one of the more well known tech hubs in our country. I also grew up completely immersed in technology because my father, Tim Bajarin, was one of the first PC industry analysts on the scene. I've had a PC of some kind in my life as far back as I remember, which is what makes this story all the more interesting.
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iPad 2 Browser Benchmarks

iPad 2 Browser Benchmarks

The iPad 2, Steve Jobs took to the stage to tell us, offers twice the performance of the original iPad and 9x the graphics performance, thanks to its dual-core 1GHz Apple A5 processor. Still, what does that mean for daily use? Considering most people spend their time on tablets browsing, we ran some side-by-side SunSpider benchmarking on Apple's old and new iPads to see how the new model shaped up. Check out the results after the cut.

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iTunes and Safari Combining Into One Application, Rumor Suggests

iTunes and Safari Combining Into One Application, Rumor Suggests

If you're on a Windows-based computer, and you happen to download Apple's iTunes software, then you know that the company inherently suggests that you should download their Safari Web browser, too. Just to compliment you're already on-going download. Whether or not you do, that's your decision. But, many PC owners shy away from Apple's Web browser of design. If a new rumor is to be believed, then it looks like Apple has found a way around this, and may be combining iTunes and Safari into one application.

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