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- Firefox 15 Now Has Background Updates
One big piece of the silent updates puzzle has just landed in Firefox 15, background updates. Like the name suggests, this enables Firefox to install updates in the background without disturbing the user. This, along with the other silent updates-related features, should make the entire process a lot more hassle-free and almost invisible to the user. The goal with background updates is to have newer versions of Firefox downloaded and installed while the browser is running. This wa...
- Microsoft Removes Illegal Links from Google That Are Alive and Well in Bing
Google has recently unveiled data on copyright takedown requests it receives for its search engine. Being one of the largest sites in the world and the largest search engine means that it gets a lot of these requests. In fact, it got 1.2 million just last month. All of these are reviewed by hand, on average in about 11 hours since being notified. Google removes the infringing links, the ones it believes may actually be infringing, based on what copyright holders claim, but leaves a...
- Facebook Said to Be Interested in Opera, but Don't Hold Your Breath
A very interesting though perhaps a bit far fetched rumor has just surfaced, Facebook is interested in buying Opera, the browser maker. That seems outlandish for a second, but it would make a lot of sense for Facebook and perhaps for Opera as well.Apparently, Facebook is interested in buying the browser maker. There's nothing too serious at the moment, Facebook is just looking into it, but the simple fact that it's interested is telling. But no other details are available.
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