BetaNews: Chrome 70 introduces more control over security features. “Google has released Chrome 70.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux, along with Chrome for iOS 70.0. Chrome for Android 70.0 is due imminently. The desktop version of the browser gains several new security related features to build on the major facelift unveiled in Chrome 69 to mark its tenth anniversary.”
CNET: Vivaldi 2.0 browser brings sync, themes and new Chrome-conquering ambitions. “Vivaldi, with about 1 million people using it each month, doesn’t have anything like the visibility or clout of Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox or Apple’s Safari. But if you’re looking for something different — especially lots of customization — it can be worth a look with the new version released Wednesday.”
TechCrunch: Ghostery revamps its privacy-focused mobile browsers . “Ghostery is launching new versions of its browsers for iOS and Android. In fact, Director of Product Jeremy Tillman said this is the first big update to Ghostery’s mobile browsers in several years.
Neowin: Opera announces Opera Touch for iPhone, due October 1 with private beta open now. “Opera has announced that its new Opera Touch browser, that launched on Android back in April, will be arriving on iPhone on October 1. In addition, those who are eager to get the browser now can request to join the beta programme.”
Mozilla Blog: Explore the immersive web with Firefox Reality. Now available for Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream. “Earlier this year, we shared that we are building a completely new browser called Firefox Reality. The mixed reality team at Mozilla set out to build a web browser that has been designed from the ground up to work on stand-alone virtual and augmented reality (or mixed reality) headsets. Today, we are pleased to announce that the first release of Firefox Reality is available in the Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores.”
AP: Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking. “Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what’s becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning ‘cookie’ data files used to store sign-in details and preferences into broader trackers that take note of what you read, watch and research on other sites.”
BetaNews: Microsoft quietly stops interfering with Chrome and Firefox installations on Windows 10. “If you attempt to download and install Firefox or Chrome on an Insider build now you no longer see the message that appeared yesterday (see below). The software simply installs as you would expect it to.”