Ars Technica: Opera shows off its smart new redesign that’s just like all the other browsers

Ars Technica: Opera shows off its smart new redesign that’s just like all the other browsers. “Being Web-centric is not a bad principle for an application such as a browser, where the bulk of the functionality and interest comes from the pages we’re viewing rather than the browser itself. At first blush, I think that Opera has come up with something that looks good, but it does feel like an awfully familiar design rationale.”

ZDNet: Firefox will soon warn users of software that performs MitM attacks

ZDNet: Firefox will soon warn users of software that performs MitM attacks. “The Firefox browser will soon come with a new security feature that will detect and then warn users when a third-party app is performing a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack by hijacking the user’s HTTPS traffic.”

Neowin: Firefox 65 launches with new online privacy controls, plus support for WebP and AV1

Neowin: Firefox 65 launches with new online privacy controls, plus support for WebP and AV1 . “Mozilla has announced the release of Firefox 65. The new update comes with some notable improvements including support for the next generation video codec, AV1, on Windows and support for the WebP image format that Google released several years ago. In addition, tracking protection has been made easier to understand with simplified controls in the settings menu.”

MakeUseOf: The 8 Best Private Browsers for Phones and Tablets

MakeUseOf: The 8 Best Private Browsers for Phones and Tablets. “When you’re using your smartphone, it’s not easy to stay away from prying eyes. Websites, businesses, hackers, and governments all want to track every move you make online. Given that your browser is one of the most significant ways in which you leak data, it makes sense to switch to a privacy-focused alternative if you’re serious about taking back control.”

ZDNet: Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

ZDNet: Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs. “Malicious websites can exploit browser extension APIs to execute code inside the browser and steal sensitive information such as bookmarks, browsing history, and even user cookies.The latter, an attacker can use to hijack a user’s active login sessions and access sensitive accounts, such as email inboxes, social media profiles, or work-related accounts.”

Bleeping Computer: Mozilla is Making it Easier to Search Open Tabs in Firefox

Bleeping Computer: Mozilla is Making it Easier to Search Open Tabs in Firefox. “If you always have a lot of tabs open and its difficult to find a particular tab, Mozilla is introducing a feature that will make this easier. Starting in Firefox 66, Mozilla will be adding the ability to search the open tabs in Firefox in order to find a particular tab.”

Ubergizmo: Xiaomi Launches Its New Low-Storage ‘Mint’ Browser

Ubergizmo: Xiaomi Launches Its New Low-Storage ‘Mint’ Browser. “While flagship smartphones are a great way to showcase what a company can do and how far their R&D has come along, low-end and mid-range phones are just as important because while these phones might not necessarily be as flashy, the lower price points also means that they are more appealing to customers who can’t afford the high-end stuff.”