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Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies 'bounce' trackers

Mozilla is rolling out a new defense against advanced tracking tactics in Firefox 79; users should get it during the next few weeks.

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Despite an unexpected monkey wrench, now is the time to install the July Windows and Office patches

If it weren’t for the schizophrenic behavior of Microsoft’s preview patches, July updating would be a slam dunk. As things stand, you’d be well advised to go ahead and patch – but be aware of the odd behavior.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: July 2020

Now that Microsoft has fixed an Outlook-killing bug on Microsoft’s own servers by updating Office 365, and re-issued the .NET patch so paying Windows 7 Extended Update customers can get it installed, the remaining problems are largely...

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Windows Update is a bifurcated mess

Windows 10 now has two different Windows Update subsystems, running simultaneously, with different rules, conflicting goals and little documentation. Can’t see this week's Previews? You aren’t alone.

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At Microsoft Inspire, the new Edge browser took center stage

Just as Azure has overtaken Microsoft's Windows Server platform, the new Chromium-based Edge Browser has taken center stage from Windows.

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How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

Securely wiping an Android device isn't difficult, but there are some critical steps you don't want to overlook.

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Microsoft releases some 'optional, non-security, C/D Week' Win10 patches. Avoid them.

In a return to its boorish behavior, Microsoft released several Windows 10 patches, presumably to preview non-security fixes as well as another .NET preview. Microsoft had stopped releasing these confusing middle-of-the-month patches...

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How to get one of iOS's best new privacy features on Android

With 60 seconds of setup, you can give your Android phone an extra dash of privacy protection (and no one even has to know the idea came from Apple).

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Now let’s guess what fish’s new password is

Or maybe we shouldn’t go there.

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Mozilla launches its first revenue-generating service, VPN for Firefox

The virtual private network is being rolled out in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and three other countries for Windows and Android. It's part of Mozilla's strategy to expand revenue options for its Firefox browser.

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Advisories and mitigations, oh my! Critical updates for Windows this July

July's Patch Tuesday update round-up deals with 123 separate security vulnerabilities, including an urgent issue with Microsoft Outlook and a very serious flaw in Windows CVE-2020-1350.

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It's Patch Tuesday; make sure you pause Windows Updates

Every month we see the same pattern: Microsoft releases a ton of patches, some of them go kablooey, the Chicken Littles cry that you need patch everything right now -- and there are no immediate security problems. Break the habit....

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Most bugs in Microsoft's June patches have been fixed; go ahead and patch

June was a cruel patching month, with loads of bugs, lots of initial confusion and a few belated fixes. We now have a pretty good handle on what’s going bump in the night. Here’s how to get your patching caught up.

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13 privacy improvements Apple announced at WWDC

Apple maintains its focus on providing technology-driven convenience while also protecting customer privacy.

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When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

IT admins have a hard enough time keeping employees on the technology straight-and-narrow in the best of times. It's even harder when a pandemic hits and everyone in the office scatters to work from home.

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Why coronavirus contact tracing apps are failing

Security, yes. But the biggest problem to adoption is staring us all in the mirror. Here's what that means for you and your organization.

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Apple Watch's planned handwashing reminder feature? I don't trust it

When Apple rolled out its planned changes for iOS 14 and its companion WatchOS 7, it included a variety of interesting tweaks. Two stood out as especially interesting: a COVID-friendly Watch handwashing app and an...

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WWDC: Apple brings Face ID and Touch ID authentication to Safari

Enterprises can soon protect their internal and external facing web services with Apple's biometric authentication.

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