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Google, Mozilla Adding New 'Do Not Track' Features to Browsers

Yesterday, both Mozilla and Google introduced new browser features capable of preventing third-party advertisers from tracking Firefox and Chrome users, respectively. And, while both services aim to give users greater control over their online information, they operate in noticeably different ways. Mozilla's new system alerts third-party advertisers and companies whenever a Firefox user doesn't...

Adblock Plus for Chrome Lands, One Less Reason to Stick With Firefox

Adblock Plus, one of our favorite extensions, is finally available for Chrome. It was only announced recently that the beloved extension would be coming to the Google browser -- but, to speed up the process, the Adblock Plus crew teamed up with the guys behind AdThwart, an ad-blocking add-on already available for Chrome. They changed the name to the more familiar Adblock Plus, and the two develop...

Protect Your Facebook Account From Firesheep With BlackSheep Firefox Extension

When Eric Butler unleashed his Firesheep extension for Firefox, he reminded us all of how scarily vulnerable we are when surfing on public networks. The extension, which is available for both Mac and PC, essentially allows users to access the Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts of any other computer on an open Wi-Fi network. Now, however, a "cloud security" firm called Zscaler has just released a...

Rapportive Adds Social Contact Data to Gmail

What is it: Rapportive is a browser add-on for Chrome and Firefox that adds information from social networks and other sources to your contacts in Gmail. Once installed, it looks up information from around the Web about people who send you e-mails, and displays it in a sidebar. What we like: The right-hand sidebar in Gmail is largely a waste of space. It's primarily empty, occasionally populate...

Open IT Lets You Open Files Right Into Web-Based Programs

Open IT What it does: Open IT is an add-on for Web browsers that lets you open up documents, images, videos, and other files that are sent to you via e-mail or IM directly into the Web-based app (Google Docs, Zoho Office, and the like) of your choice. What we like about it: Previously, users of Web-based programs would have to first download, say, a spreadsheet sent via e-mail onto th...

Firefox Extension Links to Free, Illegal Downloads from Amazon

If you're a user of Mozilla's fine and free browser, Firefox, chances are you have a few extensions that you've installed to help you customize your surfing experience (if not, might we recommend a few of our favorites?). There are extensions for all sorts of tweaks and changes, but we've never seen one quite like Pirates of the Amazon, which is making quite a stir by effectively allowing users ...