Web sites tracking users using fonts, Belgian researchers find

With many Internet users concerned the National Security Agency is tracking their Web browsing activity, Belgian researchers have released another study showing it’s not just government following our activity – marketers and major

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2013 Candice So

Popular Canadian Web sites leaking personal information, Privacy Commissioner says

Some of Canada's most-visited Web sites operated by large corporations are giving away user information – without their consent or knowledge – to third party advertisers, the Privacy Commissioner reports.Jennifer Stoddart and her

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Google rolls out Trusted Stores program

Google launched a Trusted Stores program on Thursday that will provide online shoppers with customer satisfaction scores for participating merchants, according to a company blog post. Google will serve a Trusted Store badge

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott

.sucks just might be a good idea for a TLD

Yesterday it was Google Inc. that applied for the generic top level domain (gTLD) .lol.Today, Momentous Corp. of Ottawa announced that it too is seeking approval for several gTLDs.The four new registries for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Leaked private key allows anyone to build Yahoo-signed Chrome extensions

Yahoo was forced to release a new version of its Axis extension for Google Chrome after the original one contained a private key that allowed anyone to digitally sign extensions in Yahoo's name.Axis

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 24th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

How to become a Google+ jedi

Google launched Google+ last summer to save us all from Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is too much like shouting in a coffee shop, Google argued, and Facebook's garden, large and beautiful as it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2012 David Chartier

20,000 Web sites could be infected with malware: Google

Google has warned 20,000 Web sites that they might be hacked and injected with JavaScript redirect malware, Google said.In a message sent this week, Google said that some pages of the Web site

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 19th, 2012 Loek Essers

Browser bible: How to choose the right software for Web surfing

Everyone needs a Web browser, but with so many different ones available, deciding which one is best for you can be hard. Are you looking for something blazing fast? Or is strong security

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2012 Megan Guess

What Google’s ‘Do Not Track’ move means

As the White House pushed a privacy bill of rights this week and readied new online privacy legislation for Congress to consider, Google decided on Thursday to get behind “Do Not Track” technology

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Google in hot water for tracking of Safari users

Google's alleged circumvention of do-not-track controls on Apple's Safari browser could lead to big fines from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if the agency determines Google has violated a privacy settlement the company

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 17th, 2012 Grant Gross

Google Chrome 17 release gets auto-page rendering

You're familiar with autocomplete. Now get ready for auto-page rendering.The latest version of Google's Chrome browser, known as Chrome 17, can now determine which sites you're likely to visit when you start typing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 9th, 2012 Brad Reed

Mozilla Firefox 9 launched with faster JavaScript

Mozilla on Tuesday shipped Firefox 9, claiming that the new browser processes JavaScript up to 36 per cent faster than its predecessor.The company also patched six Firefox vulnerabilities, and released a security update

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft to start auto updates of Internet Explorer

Microsoft next year will change its automated update process for the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser to push out the latest version of the browser for XP, Vista and Windows 7 without the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2011 Ellen Messmer

Google tips to superpower your Web browsing experience

Recently one of my kids asked for a TankBot for Chanukah. I'd never heard of it, so I went to YouTube to see one in action. Turns out it's a pretty cool smartphone-controlled

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 28th, 2011 Rick Broida