Opera shows off its smart new redesign that’s just like all the other browsers

Enlarge / Both the new dark view and light view look good. (credit: Opera) Opera has unveiled a new look and feel for its browser. Expected to ship in version 59, codenamed “Reborn 3” (R3), the new appearance adopts the same square edges and clean lines that we’ve seen in other browsers, giving the browser […]

Amazon’s Fire TV devices add web browsers to access YouTube

Browsing the web on the big screen in your living room isn’t something many of us are clamoring for. Still, Amazon already added its own Silk browser to select Fire TV devices last month, but is expanding its availability to all Fire TV gadgets today. It’s adding Firefox as a second web browsing option, too. […]

Allo web chat now works in browsers other than Chrome

When Google brought its Allo chat app to the web, it only supported Chrome. That partly defeats the point of an app-independent client, doesn’t it? Thankfully, Google agrees. It just expanded Allo’s web support to get it running on Firefox, Opera and iOS devices (including Chrome and Safari). You do have to start by scanning […]

Global Web standard for integrating DRM into browsers hits a snag

Enlarge (credit: BoingBoing) Days ago, Ars reported on a controversial decision by the industry trade group that oversees the global development of Web standards. The decision by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to back a standard for implementing digital rights management (DRM) for Web-based content is now under appeal, the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced Wednesday. […]

Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers

Enlarge / System architecture of a cross-browser tracking system. (credit: Cao et al.) Researchers have recently developed the first reliable technique for websites to track visitors even when they use two or more different browsers. This shatters a key defense against sites that identify visitors based on the digital fingerprint their browsers leave behind. State-of-the-art […]