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Of all the tech giants, Apple has repeatedly reminded us that it’s the one that cares most about privacy. One of its many privacy-minded innovations is its Safari “Intelligent Tracking Prevention” feature—a machine-learning algorithm introduced back in 2017 that aims to stop annoying ads from tracking you from one site to the next. However, a paper published by Google researchers earlier this week contends that Intelligent Tracking Prevention, or ITP, can be abused to obtain private user information.

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.

Microsoft has been teasing big changes to Microsoft Edge for nearly a year. Two years ago, the company announced that Edge would move to rely on the same Chromium code base as Google’s Chrome. Then came alphas, and betas, and even a build for macOS that I quite liked. The new version of Edge, which kills the ereader but becomes significantly better at reading the web, launches today. And with it, one of the last vestiges of Internet Explorer dies.

Your time is precious, and you spend a lot of it inside a web browser -- so shaving off seconds and minutes that you don’t need to waste can give you back a chunk of time in your day. These are the best ways to speed up your web browsing no matter what your browser or platform of choice.

For more than a decade, we’ve been able to count on one crucial piece of software being available entirely for free: web browsers. But that may soon change. Kind of. In an interview with German publican t3n spotted by the Next Web, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard said a premium Firefox is on its way sometime in fall this year.

Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser using the same Chromium foundation blocks that sit underneath Chrome, and thanks to this week’s Build 2019 conference, we now know a lot more about what the revamped browser has to offer. Here are the details you need to know and why you might eventually end up switching to Edge.

If your Firefox add-ons were borked over the weekend, you’re not alone. On Saturday, many Firefox users found that many extensions were suddenly useless or impossible to install after Mozilla pushed out an update to version 66.0.4 of its browser. Effectively, it left many users having to figure out their own workarounds to use their ad blockers, password managers, and many other types of extensions.