Firefox will support Windows XP and Vista until September 2017

Numerous web browsers have already stopped supporting Windows XP and Vista, but not Firefox. To this day, Mozilla's latest software can work with your decade-old PC. However, even that team has its limits — it's phasing out support for XP and Vist…

FTC tells Verizon ‘supercookie’ partner to give you an exit

Verizon (aka our corporate overlords) may have settled with the FCC over its seemingly inescapable "supercookie" web tracking back in March, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The carrier was sending that information to a third party, Turn, whic…

Google’s 2016 was defined by ‘Pokémon Go,’ Olympics and Trump

Google's Year in Search summaries have a knack for capturing the cultural zeitgeist, and that's truer than ever in 2016. The company has published its top search trends for the year, and it clearly mirrors a tumultuous 12 months defined by the unexpe…

Facebook gives you basic access to Moments photos on the web

Facebook's Moments photo sharing service has, for the most part, been a mobile-only affair. You could see individual Moments thanks to links, but you couldn't just go browsing. However, you no longer have to turn to your phone for almost everything….

Thieves can use web bots to guess your Visa card details

If you've punched in credit card details while shopping online, you've probably wondered how secure those digits are. According to Newcastle University, the answer is: not very. Its researchers have discovered that thieves are using web bots to gue…

Google Play adds 4K movies to its catalog

When we reviewed the Chromecast Ultra, one of our biggest gripes was the dearth of 4K content to justify it — not even Google's own movie store had material to watch. The company is fixing that glaring omission, though. As of now, Google Play Movies…

Firefox Focus brings easy private browsing to your iPhone

Many modern smartphone web browsers have private modes. They're rarely turned on by default, however, and you may have to wade through settings just to make sure you're a ghost online. Mozilla wants to try something different: it's launching a browse…