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Firefox Friday: moving that orange button, beta 11, Firefox 7 (!) and Home Dash updates

It's a rare occurrence indeed when the Google Chrome news is crowded out by Firefox and Internet Explorer headlines -- but given Microsoft's massive investment in Internet Explorer 9, and Mozilla's excellent Firefox 4, perhaps it's not such a big surprise. Chrome isn't the fresh young upstart any more, and with now only a handful of unique features, Google will have to fight a lot harder to feed...

Mozilla's Do Not Track header appears in nightly Firefox builds, does nothing

If you're into pointless displays of solidarity, the latest nightly builds of Firefox 4 beta 11 now include the option of turning on the Do Not Track (DNT) header. With Google's launch of its Do Not Track extension last week, this now means that we're only waiting on IE9's Tracking Protection Lists. While this change to Firefox successfully sends the DNT HTTP header with every request, it's up...

Do Not Track: Analysis of Google, Microsoft and Mozilla's solutions

All three major browser providers have now publicized their solution to the FTC's Do Not Track problem. Google has waded in with a thoroughly brute-force extension that was probably programmed in a few hours, and Mozilla has a much softer, "meta" HTTP approach up its sleeve. Microsoft seems to be somewhere in the middle, with a built-in solution that may prove to be the best of both worlds. ...

Google joins the privacy fray, offers up extension that blacklists tracking cookies

Hot on the heels of Mozilla's proposed Do Not Track solution, Google has launched Keep My Opt-Outs, an extension that blocks tracking cookies from targeted advertising providers. The extension, which is simply a free download from the Chrome Web Store, takes an utterly brute-force approach to the problem. It has a blacklist of known targeted advertisers, and it simply blocks any cookies...

ChromeBlock extension for Google Chrome puts the kibosh on third-party tracking

Third-party browser tracking -- and how to give users more control over it -- is a hot topic right now. Microsoft and the FCC have similar plans, one former Google employee recently took the wraps off his take, and now there's another Chrome extension which turns the tracking blocker knob up to eleven. It's called Do Not Track (DNT) ChromeBlock, and it gives you an easy way to shut down around...