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  • Firefox 20 Will Finally Fix Private Browsing Mode
    By on November 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    darthcamaro writes “Unlike every other major browser vendor, Mozilla today does not allow users to have their private mode browser window open at the same time as a regular browser window. That’s now set to change. This is a flaw that has been in Bugzilla since 2008 and has been the subject of heated discussion for years.”

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  • Nicholas Carr Foresees Brains Optimized For Browsing
    By on May 11, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “In the next decade, our brains are going to become optimized for information browsing, says best-selling author Nicholas Carr. According to Carr, while the genetic nature of our brains isn’t being changed by the Internet at all, our brains are adapting ‘at a cellular level’ and are weakening modes of thinking we no longer exercise. Therefore, in 10 years, if human beings are using the Internet even more than (more…)

  • HP CEO’s Browsing History Used Against Him
    By on August 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    theodp writes “Anything you browse can and will be used against you. An investigation of ousted HP CEO Mark Hurd’s surfing history reportedly convinced the HP Board that Hurd had had a personal relationship with sexual harassment accuser Jodie Fisher, even if not sexual. Just the latest example of how HP ‘work[s] together to create a culture of inclusion built on trust, respect and dignity for all.’ The WSJ reported a person close to the investigation (more…)

  • Google Wants To Ease News Browsing With Fast Flip
    By on September 14, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    CWmike writes “Google is developing a product called Fast Flip that aims to make it simpler and faster to browse through news articles on the Web, a process the company says is cumbersome and discourages people from reading more online. Fast Flip, which lets readers glance at pages and browse through them quickly without having to wait for multiple page elements to load, was expected to go live late Monday at the Google Labs Web site. The idea is (more…)