EU revamps eIDAS with law allowing member states to track internet sessions
EU lawmakers voted the past week on a second version of the European Digital Identity Regulation. It includes an idea experts say will again make the internet less secure. Lawmakers seem reluctant to act on these warnings.
The piece of legislation is perhaps more commonly known as eIDAS 2.0. Th... Read more
Mozilla criticizes French bill mandating ‘censorship’ in browsers
France is currently preparing a law that would allow harmful content to be blocked directly by the underlying software and code of browsers. Firefox developer Mozilla claims this is a very dangerous development that leads to censorship.
According to the Firefox developer, the French SREN bill pu... Read more
Google Chrome received a speed boost after a performance update
According to Google, these tweaks led to a significant new performance milestone across Mac and Android, resulting in a 10% increase in Apple's Speedometer 2.1 browser benchmark over three months.
The adjustments involve a range of tweaks, from improved caching to better memory management. While... Read more
UK to investigate Apple’s and Google’s mobile dominance
Their market dominance may be impeding developers and businesses, the government said.
Britain's antitrust watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), announced a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers, specifically targeting dominant tech giants Apple and Google.
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Safari 15.4 announces exciting new WebKit features
Safari 15.4 announces various new features, fixes, and updates for all Apple devices.
The Webkit team revealed new features and updates in Safari 15.4, including CSS, HTML, and typography. Webkit – a web-browsing engine – is used by Safari, App Store, Mail, and several other iOS, macOS, and ... Read more
Google updates Chrome to be much faster and use less power
Google has begun rolling out new updates for its Chrome web browser to ensure that it can increase user productivity and make the experience much faster than usual. The specific changes they are making are on the tabs and the newer tab grouping feature.
They want to make this easier and quicker ... Read more
Mozilla rolls out its standalone VPN service in the upcoming weeks
Mozilla announced that the Mozilla VPN, formerly known as Firefox Private Network, will exit the beta stage in the coming weekend and will be rolled out later this summer.
Initially, Mozilla rolled out its VPN as a browser extension for Firefox only, but later on, the company expanded ... Read more
Google Chrome version 76 has darkmode and Incognito mode is now untraceable.
Google released version 76 of Chrome yesterday. The browser update feature allows users to update their browser to the latest version. The current version does not contain any new major changes to the browser's user interface, but some developments in version 76.0.3809.87 are interesting to mention.... Read more
Opera adds free unlimited VPN to its Android browser
A month and a half ago Opera announced that it wanted to build a free unlimited VPN into its Android browser. Today, this function has actually been added to the browser. Version 51 of the mobile web browser allows users to make full use of it.
The VPN enables users to protect their online identity ... Read more