BetaNews: Opera 69 expands its social media support with new Twitter sidebar tool

BetaNews: Opera 69 expands its social media support with new Twitter sidebar tool. “The new feature joins other recent additions designed to make Opera stand out — from ad and tracker blockers to free browser VPN — and follows on from recently added support for Instagram, which Opera claims allowed it to ‘reach a record number of users in March 2020’.”

Neowin: Mozilla pushes Firefox 74.0.1 fixing two zero-day exploits

Neowin: Mozilla pushes Firefox 74.0.1 fixing two zero-day exploits. “Mozilla has pushed Firefox 74.0.1 along with the related security advisory. The new update, which users are advised to apply soon, comes with fixes for two critical zero-day vulnerabilities. The new patches are also available for Firefox 68 users with version 68.6.1. Normally, the update will apply automatically, but you can go to the hamburger menu > Help > About Firefox and apply the patch manually.”

Microsoft follows Google: Edge updates paused due to COVID-19 (Laptop Magazine)

Laptop Magazine: Microsoft follows Google: Edge updates paused due to COVID-19. “The last thing Microsoft wants to do is follow in Google’s footsteps, but the Redmond-based firm has no choice. As Chrome pauses updates due to COVID-19, Edge implements the same upgrade-halting measures as its biggest browser competitor, BleeingComputer reported.”

Make Tech Easier: Why You Should Use Two Browsers for Your Daily Browsing

Make Tech Easier: Why You Should Use Two Browsers for Your Daily Browsing. “When you use browser compartmentalization, you use different browsers for different activities, and you are strict about following your rules for when to use which browser. Using separate browsers for separate activities will stop companies from tracking information between sites with different identifying information. Tracking cookies cannot follow between different browsers.”

TNW: Google Chrome can now show devs how their sites look to users with visual impairments

TNW: Google Chrome can now show devs how their sites look to users with visual impairments. “Google’s popular Chrome browser has launched a new tool to help developers tune their websites for different visual deficiencies such as color blindness and blurred vision.”

BetaNews: Firefox 74 tightens add-on security, simplifies importing data from Microsoft Edge

BetaNews: Firefox 74 tightens add-on security, simplifies importing data from Microsoft Edge. “Firefox 74.0 ships with several new features, none of which are jaw-dropping, but all of which serve to further improve the browser’s privacy, security and usability. In addition, the Facebook Container add-on now gives users control over which sites are blocked from reporting back to Facebook.”

ZDNet: What’s the most popular web browser in 2020?

ZDNet: What’s the most popular web browser in 2020?. “For ages, it was almost impossible to get hard data on which were the most popular web browsers. Sure, many companies claimed to have good information, such as NetMarketShare and StatCounter, but their numbers were massaged. The US federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), however, gives us a running count of the last 90 days of US government website visits. While it doesn’t tell us about global web browser use, it’s the best information we have about American web browser users.”

Mashable: Google Earth comes to Firefox and Edge but not Safari (yet)

Mashable: Google Earth comes to Firefox and Edge but not Safari (yet). “On Wednesday, Google announced that Earth now works in Firefox, Edge, and Opera browsers. The change comes after a six-month beta period, and has been made possible by moving Google Earth onto WebAssembly, a standard for executable programs on the web.”

Ars Technica: More than 200 browser extensions ejected from Firefox and Chrome stores

Ars Technica: More than 200 browser extensions ejected from Firefox and Chrome stores. “Mozilla and Google are cracking down on malicious and abusive extensions available for the Firefox and Chrome browsers, respectively. The moves come in response to the recent detection of add-ons that turned out to violate the browser maker’s policies, despite review processes designed to weed out wares that are malicious or have the potential to be malicious.”

Gizmodo: Google’s Next Chrome Update May Cause ‘Modest Breakage’ To The Internet

Gizmodo: Google’s Next Chrome Update May Cause ‘Modest Breakage’ To The Internet. “Version 80 of Chrome is coming to the stable channel of the browser, and with it, a change in the way cookies are handled. As the cookies crumble, it turns out, so does the Internet, with Google saying it hopes that it will cause only ‘a modest amount of breakage’ to websites.”

Make Tech Easier: 7 Best Firefox Extensions You Need to Use in 2020

Make Tech Easier: 7 Best Firefox Extensions You Need to Use in 2020. “Ever since Firefox got its huge ‘Quantum’ update back in 2018, Mozilla’s popular browser has been on a resurgence. It’s faster than ever, and the back-end overhaul meant that extension developers had to redesign their apps to work with Firefox Quantum. Now that the dust has settled, there are tons of smoothly functioning Firefox extensions for you in 2020. Here are our picks for the best Firefox extensions you can use.” UNDO CLOSE TAB.

How-To Geek: How to Install and Use Extensions in the New Microsoft Edge

How-To Geek: How to Install and Use Extensions in the New Microsoft Edge. “The new Microsoft Edge browser, based on the Chromium project used by Google Chrome, brings a better browsing experience to Windows 10 PCs. One unique feature is the ability to use extensions from both Microsoft and Chrome Web Store. Here’s how to install and use them. You’ll need to download the new Microsoft Edge browser and install it before you begin.”

Gizmodo: How to Stop Too Many Tabs From Taking Over Your Browser

Gizmodo: How to Stop Too Many Tabs From Taking Over Your Browser. “Browser tabs. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. They’re both incredibly useful and an extremely annoying suck on your productivity and your computer’s system resources. But perhaps there is a way to use multiple tabs the way the universe intended without letting them run roughshod over your life.”

Meet the new Microsoft Edge: Your move, Google (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Meet the new Microsoft Edge: Your move, Google. “In 1995, at the dawn of the Internet era, Marc Andreessen famously predicted that his rocket ship of a startup, Netscape Communications Corporation, would soon reduce Windows to ‘a poorly debugged set of device drivers.’ Netscape is, alas, long gone, and Andreessen’s bold assertion is just a footnote in the great book of Internet Quotes, but it eventually came true. Sort of.”