Google recently discovered fake digital certificates for the google.com domain name, which were issued by TurkTrust, a Turkish certificate authority. Google, Mozilla and other browser vendors have now blocked these certificates to save users from the possible man-in-the-middle attacks.
Microsoft may have to face big fine in the EU browser choice screen violation case.
Ad network Chitika.com has revealed some interesting information about the ad click through rate (CTR) for different browsers. This report suggests that the users of Opera and Safari Mobile click more ads.
Microsoft is going to propose a new approach for HTTP 2.0 specifications. The company explained its thoughts on Google’s SPDY protocol in a blog post on MSDN blog, and showed its interest on other technologies like WebSocket and mobile apps.
Social networking website Twitter has started supporting Google’s SPDY protocol. At this moment, SPDY is enabled only for twitter.com, and not for its media CDN servers. Still, it is a big step taken by Twitter to improve the performance of website on supported browsers and platforms.
Several online advertisement companies including Google have agreed to support “Do Not Track” system to allow users to opt-out from the online behavioral advertising and tracking. Chrome browser, the only major browser without DNT support, will also get option to enable DNT soon.
Today Google announced that its public DNS service, Google Public DNS, now handles more than 70 billion requests everyday, and is world’s largest public DNS service.
Mozilla, the organization behind several open source projects including Firefox web browser, participated in the anti-SOPA blackout on January 18th. Several other big internet companies and organizations including Google, Reddit, Wikipedia etc. also participated in the movement of educating users about SOPA and PIPA.
Google’s Chrome browser has got another landmark, as the Chrome 15 has become the most popular browser version worldwide.