Developer of F. B. Purity, a browser extension to remove annoying and irrelevant stuff from Facebook.com, has been banned by the Facebook.
The stable channel of Google Chrome has got a major update today which brings three exciting features apart from various bug-fixes and performance improvements. This version, Chrome v 23.0.1271.64, has been released for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms.
Firefox has a permissions manager page (about:permissions), where users can set various permissions for specific domain names like storing passwords and cookies, sharing geo-location, playing plug-in content etc. Chrome is also set to have a similar permissions manager soon, which has already landed in the latest dev and canary builds.
These proxy browsers look awesome. After all, they are helping users in many ways: Faster browsing on slower networks, desktop-like rendering on feature phones and encrypted connection.
After facing lots of criticism from privacy advocates, Google has brought support for Do-Not-Track (DNT) HTTP header in the latest Chromium build.
Users have started facing a new kind of problem due to the thumbnails used with the speed dial shortcuts. The snapshot may include personal and financial information of the users including details about bank account.
Maxthon, the browser we recently discovered as the top performer on HTML5test.com, has added support for Do Not Track system. The latest version of Maxthon, Maxthon 126.96.36.1990, sends DNT HTTP header with every request in WebKit mode.
Mozilla has launched Collusion add-on for Firefox which visualizes online tracking in real time as the users browse the internet. This experimental add-on is being developed with the support of Ford Foundation, and Mozilla wants to spread awareness regarding online tracking with this add-on.
This is another great step for Mozilla’s “Do Not Track” initiative: Mozilla has announced to implement DNT settings to its mobile operating system, Boot to Gecko. With this implementation, users will be able to change tracking settings for installed mobile browsers and apps.