Archive for August, 2015

Mozilla's mobile misstep puts the Web at risk

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Mozilla’s mission is at risk. That, in turn, could put the entire Web at risk. Mozilla, the foundation behind the Firefox Web browser, may declare in its mission statement that “the Internet is a global public resource that must remain…

Google to freeze some Adobe Flash content on Sept. 1

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Google will stop some Flash content from automatically playing starting Sept. 1, a move it decided on earlier this year to improve browser performance. Flash, made by Adobe Systems, is still widely used for multimedia content, but security and performance…

Tech nightmares that keep Turing Award winners up at night

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It’s safe to say that Turing Award winners know a thing or two about computing, so when they express concern about key trends in the tech world, it’s worth paying attention. That, in fact, is just what three award winners…

Carriers want to take your Wi-Fi for their own use

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Politics, it’s often said, makes strange bedfellows. It turns out that spectrum does too. An unusual coalition that includes Comcast and other cable companies, consumer advocacy groups, and Google is facing off against T-Mobile and other cellular carriers. At stake,…