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  • Google Chrome Government Deadline—72 Hours To Update Or Delete Your Browser

    06/02/2024 6:57:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06 02 2024 | Zak Doffman
    For Google Chrome and its two-billion-plus desktop users, May will go down as a month to forget: four zero-days and emergency update warnings inside ten days, launched a tidal wave of wall-to-wall headlines that were hard to miss. The US government has warned federal employees to install May’s emergency updates or to cease using Chrome. And they have issued a June 3 deadline for the first of those updates to be applied. It’s now June 1, and so this is a timely reminder that you should ensure you have updated Chrome inside the next 72 hours. Others organizations should do...
  • Vivaldi

    05/01/2024 10:19:30 AM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    Me | Now | Me
    Does anyone know anything about Vivaldi? I was looking for a privacy browser for the new ?Chromebook I was given. Brave doesn't seem to want to download, but the web search pulled up the Vivaldi browser. (I guess you could say it's a browser for all four seasons.) Anyone used this browser? Know anything about it?
  • I just installed Duck Duck Go Browser. Pared-Down, Basic, Simple, and Easy to Use

    02/04/2024 11:14:33 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    Duck Duck Go ^ | 02 04 2024 | Duck Duck Go
    Here is another browser option. I just started using it. It's a very simple design, easy to use. Unlike other browsers, it isn't loaded with bloatware and you aren't overwhelmed by options. Duck Duck Go Browser Install Try or don't try. Use or don't use. Duck Duck Go Private Browser Wikipedia
  • Quick way to clear browser history.

    01/13/2024 9:02:06 AM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies
    self | 1/13/2024 | self
    For those who aren't aware, this is a fast, easy way to clear your browser history on your Windows OS desktop/tablet computer. 1. Bring up your browser. 2. Press cntrl-shift-delete simultaneously. This will bring up the "privacy cleaner-clear browsing data" 3. Select "Clear Browsing History" and choose the time-range (how far back in time you want the history to be cleared.) Click "Clear Data". This should work for all, or most, browsers.
  • Are comments entered on FR threads being blocked by an unknown third-party agency?

    11/23/2023 2:08:23 AM PST · by 4Runner · 43 replies
    11/23/2023 | Self
    I can be typing a comment, and not watching the field (once I've activated the cursor within it), then when I'm done typing, the field remains completely blank. I then have to retype the entire comment, which never reads the way you want (unless you have perfect recall, which I don't, at advanced age) so the gist of the initial comment you have mentally formulated has been lost. At first, I thought this was a system delay or preview function of some sort, on the browser, but now I don't know what it is. Then the frustration sets in, of...
  • Email from FR tab

    10/09/2023 11:05:00 PM PDT · by grayeagle · 2 replies
    What happen to the FR feature that helped convert webpages to email? Right click on tab to activate.
  • Brave {browser} lays off 9% of its workforce

    10/07/2023 4:19:21 PM PDT · by Salman · 39 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | October 7, 2023 | Ivan Mehta
    Brave Software, the maker of Brave Browser and Search, confirmed that it has laid off 9% of its staff across departments. The company didn’t specify how many people were affected, but it corroborated the development and said the decision was driven by the tough economic climate. “Brave eliminated some positions as part of our cost management in this challenging economic environment. Several departments were affected, amounting to 9% of our staff,” a company spokesperson told TechCrunch in a statement. The company has been taking steps to bolster its revenue sources this year. In April, Brave Search ditched Bing Index to...
  • Problems with Brave update

    09/04/2023 9:52:57 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 23 replies
    Has anybody had a problem with the Brave browser after updating? I just did a full update and it does not let me get on any websites.
  • Do any FReepers use the Brave or Opera web browsers? Feedback wanted!

    07/17/2023 8:47:53 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 120 replies
    Me | 7/17/2023 | Paul R.
    My last computer question here on FR generated a lot of furor and only limited useful information (mostly positive comments regarding the Firefox browser.) But I'd like more info (feedback) from FReepers who may have used Brave or Opera, for comparison, as I got none in my prior thread. Pro's and cons from hopefully extensive use would be great to receive! In online articles, Brave seems particularly well thought of from a privacy and security standpoint, without going to the extremes (and more limited functionality) of TOR.
  • Browser Print Preview Options?

    07/16/2023 5:29:30 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 28 replies
    Me | 7/16/2023 | Paul R.
    I do a lot of printing of receipts and such from the Web, and print previews become "an issue". I both screen capture them as png files, and of course often print them. Internet Explorer gives one a WYSIWYG preview / display, and the WYSIWYG includes a (roughly) std. 8-1/2" x 11" image to view or even screen capture and save. I really like that 8-1/2" x 11" image. But, of course, IE is old hat, doesn't work on many sites, and probably isn't what you want to use if paying some company via the Web, anyway. Chrome's security issues...
  • J1 – The Anniversary of the BLM Insurrection at the White House

    06/01/2023 5:45:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | by Daniel Greenfield | June 1, 2023
    Before there was J6, there was J1. On May 29th, 2020, the nationwide insurrection by the racist hate group BLM and its leftist allies arrived in the nation’s capital in a very big way. On Friday night, a violent racist leftist mob, falsely described as “peaceful” by its media allies, converged on the White House. The insurrectionists assaulted Secret Service and Park Police officers. They shouted obscenities and threatened President Trump even as they fought their way past law enforcement personnel to reach the White House. “It looks like a war zone outside the White House,” Adam Parkhomenko, the former...
  • Tor joins forces with VPN company to create new browser for increased privacy

    04/05/2023 6:35:25 AM PDT · by devane617 · 15 replies
    techxplore ^ | 04/05/2023
    Cookies. Fingerprinting. Tracking. Surveillance. Spyware. Geostalking. It's a rough neighborhood out there for denizens of the web. Whether you want to anonymously provide whistle-blowing details on a corrupt business operation or you just want to check today's weather, simply logging on is fraught with threats to your privacy. This week, two major players in the field of online privacy joined forces to release a super-private browser that they say will "make life harder for those who collect data from you." Mullvad VPN, a highly respected service based in Sweden, where providers are legally protected from being forced to collect traffic-related...
  • Free Republic not showing threads when logged in

    03/10/2023 7:27:06 AM PST · by Blue Highway · 34 replies ^ | 3/10/23 | Blue Highway
    I’ve noticed the last few days when hitting news/activism or EVERYTHING ELSE which is how I normally browse the threads of the day, it comes up blank and says “your query returned no results”. I’ve tried everything browser related clearing the history, cache and cookies. Even did an update. Then I tried Safari browser on my iPhone and the same issue. I just realized if I sign out the threads appear as normal. As soon as I sign in, the same black screen and error prompt appears.
  • Looking for different browser

    12/28/2022 8:56:14 AM PST · by rapture-me · 53 replies
    12/28/22 | self
    I've been using Firefox for years and am now ready to switch. I'm looking for a browser that protects my identity, is reliable, and compatible with most websites. Any recommendations from our experts?
  • A Major Security Bug Hit Google Chrome: Update Your Browser ASAP A critical security vulnerability in Google Chrome was found and patched over the weekend. Make sure your browser is protected.

    09/06/2022 1:27:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    CNet ^ | Rae Hodge Sept. 6, 2022 11:03 a.m. PT
    If you're using Google Chrome or a Chromium-based browser -- whether on MacOS, Windows or Linux -- it's time to check for a critical security update. On Friday, Google released a Chrome update to patch a significant vulnerability that is actively being exploited in ongoing cyberattacks. Google urged users on all operating systems to update Chrome as soon as possible. The security lapse involves a collection of back-end libraries called Mojo, which are used by Chromium-based browsers, including Opera, Brave and Microsoft Edge. The zero-day vulnerability is classified as high severity and has been labeled CVE-2022-307. Google's update patch fixes...
  • Top 5 Most Secure Browsers for Linux

    08/18/2022 8:36:41 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies
    Linux Stans ^ | 16 August 2022 | Linux Stans
    There are five most famous and usable operating systems – Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple macOS, Android, and Apple’s iOS. However, no matter what OS was chosen, more users started to think about their safety. Safety for everybody includes different parameters such as anonymity, no tracking by Third Parties, no leaking of personal data, no danger of virus/worms catching, no harmful advertisements, and no eavesdropping. Some advice for protection includes two-factor authentication, usage of high-quality long, not repeated passwords, usage of antivirus programs, and avoidance of phishing emails and links. But there are also existing other smart protection methods using special...
  • Censorship-free web browser launches for conservatives with an emphasis on free speech

    05/10/2022 4:28:07 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2022 | Brian Flood
    TUSK, a censorship-free web browser for conservatives with an emphasis on free speech, launched on Tuesday, allowing users to "browse right" on the internet. TUSK founder and Virtual World Computing CEO Jeff Bermant feels "most popular browsers and search engines are inherently left-leaning and biased" and he wanted to create a place where conservatives can see what like-minded people are saying. "TUSK was developed with the idea of free speech, because if you go to other browsers and you go to their news feeds, you'll find that its center left or it's left and you weren't getting the full story,"...
  • Firefox updated me and I have no idea what this crap is

    05/06/2022 4:03:22 PM PDT · by knarf · 67 replies
    self ^ | May 6, 2022 | knarf
    Firefox popped up with an update and having OK'd a couple of 'em in the past, I OK'd THIS one. ALL of my shortcuts are gone, I can't figure out how to input new ones (I had to type in FR to get HERE).
  • Man Shows Wife How To Close The 8,537 Browser Tabs She Has Open

    04/19/2022 10:50:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies ^ | 4-18-2022 | Babylon Bee
    ELKO, NV--Experiencing a moment of incredible grace and patience, local husband Clarence McTwombly sat his wife down and gently showed her how it was actually possible to close the 8,537 unused browser tabs on her mobile phone. "See honey, that 'X' in the upper right corner allows you to close that tab you are no longer using," said Clarence to his wife, Clarice, as she nodded along while not really listening because she saw a tab showing a swimsuit she had been looking at a few months ago, but was now probably ready to buy. "All you need to do...
  • Google Chrome 100 Trips Up Websites That Can't Count That High...Version 100 problems are rare but also affect Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

    03/31/2022 7:05:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | March 30, 2022 3:12 p.m. PT | Stephen Shankland
    Google on Tuesday released Chrome 100, an iteration of the popular browser that can trip up websites that weren't written to handle three-digit version numbers. It's a problem that, though rare, also affects people using Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. The problem crops up because developers sometimes try to adapt their websites for particular browser versions. Browsers share their version number through a short text description called the user agent string, but website scripts sometimes extract just two of the three digits in the version number. Problems can include websites not working at all or showing a popup erroneously saying...