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Microsoft Gets Philosophical About IE 9 Chakra Pains

The Microsoft Internet Explorer team on Wednesday described some of the decisions being made to accommodate the ECMAScript 5 spec in Internet Explorer 9.

One Bing Now Rules Them All in US and Canada

Microsoft today announced that it has completed integrating its Bing search engine technology into Yahoo's U.S. and Canadian Web portals.

Microsoft Warns of DLL Flaw Involving Remote Servers

Microsoft issued a security advisory this evening about an old hacking trick that could affect Windows systems via remote servers.

Holed Up in the Library

A flaw with curious name, "binary planting," grows out of iTunes on Windows. There's a workaround for that.

W3C Launches Web Performance Working Group

The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) today announced a new Web Performance Working Group that aims to more accurately measure Web app performance times.

Think Your Internet Connection Is Fast? Don't Count On It

Most Internet users have long been aware that the actual download speeds they get from their Internet connections are somewhat slower than advertised.

Friday IT Fun: 'The Web Is Dead'

Better click on these links before Wired magazine gets done unplugging the Internet.

IE Turns 15: The Birth and Life (So Far) of Internet Explorer

This month, Internet Explorer turns 15 years old. Happy birthday, IE!

Microsoft Readying Releases of IE 9, MED-V, Opalis and CRM 2011

Microsoft this week provided notice of some upcoming product updates and betas to expect in the coming months.

Summer Winds Blow In Record Number of Security Fixes

Plus: Adobe readies Reader patch; Google engineer may get formal recognition for Windows flaws.

Google and Verizon Push Tiered Broadband Services

Google and Verizon today issued a statement on U.S. broadband policy, describing an approach that would permit differentiated services.

Microsoft Releases Platform Preview 4 of IE 9

Microsoft today released the fourth "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9, the company's next-generation Web browser.

IE Use Grows Worldwide, but Europe Loves Firefox

Microsoft this week touted global market share gains for Internet Explorer 8 over rival browsers, citing July data from Net Applications.

CIA, Google Invest in 'Future' Web Algorithm

The search giant Google and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency are investing in a company working to track Web-browsing behavior.

Microsoft Cures LNK Flaw with Early Patch

Microsoft releases fix early due to exploits out in the wild. Plus: Microsoft, Adobe team up on flaw research; IE 8 privacy controls handling debated.

IPv4 Addresses Could Dry Up by Year's End

The international registries that allocate IP addresses say only about 6 percent of IPv4 addresses remain available, and with an uptick in demand since the beginning of the year, the pool could be exhausted in about six months.

Google Going After Gov Market With Apps Certification

After a year of working on security steps to comply with federal government regulations, Google today launched Google Apps for Government.

Microsoft Shifts on Responsible Disclosure

Amped up 'responsible disclosure' gets toned down to 'coordinated vulnerability disclosure.' Plus: Redmond won't pay for bugs, and hacking has its own rewards.

Dell Kace Offers Free 'Secure Browser' Virtualization Tool

Dell Kace today rolled out a free browser virtualization solution that can help protect against Web threats.

The Insecurity of Windows Shell and USB Drives

Stuxnet is on the attack. Plus: old-school encryption makes a comeback; sniffing out threats, more.

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