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- Google Working on New OS That's Not Android, Chrome OS, or Linux-Related
Google has been quietly working on a new project called Fuchsia, a standalone operating system that has nothing in common with Android and Chrome OS, the company's own operating systems, or with Linux, from where Google previously borrowed some parts of the kernel and used them in the Android project. Before you go googling for the word, fuchsia is a flower, which also gives the name of a color. This is important because the Fuchsia project itself is described like this: "Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System)." Fuchsia is most likely destined for the IoT market As for technical details, the project uses a custom kernel called Magenta, based on LK (LittleKernel), a project designed for usage on embedded systems, usually IoT devices. Google has IoT products on the market like OnHub and Google Home, for which no doubt it will b...
- Pale Moon to Remove Google Search from Their Product After Policy Violation Spat
Pale Moon's lead developer announced yesterday that the browser would remove any trace of Google Search following Google's decision not to reward the project for the search traffic the browser is sending their way. First signs that something was wrong in the Pale Moon - Google collaboration came on August 8, when Moonchild, the Pale Moon project's founder, published an announcement that included, among other things, the following paragraph: [CITATION]As you may know, the search engine traffic on that start page is a big portion of what gives me the income to make Pale Moon work at no cost to its users. Unfortunately Google has been pretty much cutting me off with claiming it is 'invalid traffic' and that it would be a policy violation just because the browser is downloadable software - this is nonsense, because the web page the search traffic comes from is a normal, public web page like we've run sin...
- Vivaldi 1.3 Released with Custom Browser UI Themes, Improved Privacy
The Vivaldi team released a few minutes ago version 1.3, which comes with support for customizable browser UI skins, privacy controls for WebRTC IP leaks, more customizable mouse gestures, and improved proprietary media support on Linux. If you have been reading Softpedia, none of these features is "news" to you, since we've covered all in previous articles when they were first added to Vivaldi's snapshot releases. Anti-WebRTC IP leak protection Our favorite feature is the improved privacy protection Vivaldi users get when using WebRTC-based services. WebRTC is a fantastically useful protocol that has made it easier for Web developers to support services that rely on real-time communications. Unfortunately, this protocol suffers from some problems and allows an attacker to leak a user's real IP address. Vivaldi 1.3 provides an option in its Settings -> Privacy section that lets users turn on a feature that
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