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Google Fortifies the Security of Chrome with Improved Encryption Protection

Google is all geared up to improve its security settings with its next release of Chrome browser. It is now going to encrypt all search queries sent from the software. The next version of Chrome is now available in the beta channel and all searches will be encrypted using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL).

When a browser uses SSL to encrypt any information from a browser to a website, then you get a green padlock on the web address in the address box. Google calls this little padlock, ‘omnibox’, as it works as a place to put in your search terms as well as insert your URL.

As a user, you will not see much difference in your browsing experience, because of this new feature. Of course, you will notice an improved speed in getting your search results because of Google’s use of the SPDY protocol in the software.

Encryption is the new way to go

Though Google started using encryption for search queries for Chrome users signed in to their Google accounts in 2011, it has now extended to all the browser users whether logged into Google account or not.

Mozilla started encryption for Google searches performed through Firefox browser in July 2012. Apple followed next by enabling search encryption on Safari by September 2012.

Encryption is one of the safest ways to search online today. It prevents a marketer from getting information from a website about searches performed.

Mozilla® releases Firefox 14 version

After releasing Firefox 13, Mozilla has lately announced the availability of its newest version Firefox 14.

With priority given to security, the upgraded version of Firefox, Firefox 14 is outfitted with a slew of state-of-the-art features, making web browsing secure and web applications more potent.

To offer superior security, Mozilla Firefox 14 has made Google Searches more secure, protecting your private and confidential data from the prying eyes. Also, the browser includes full screen support for Mac OS X Lion.

In addition to this, Firefox 14 incorporates simplified URL bar favicons, which makes it extremely simpler for users to find the level of connection security of different websites.

On the standard front, the latest version of Mozilla Firefox incorporates support for the Pointer Lock API to make games more powerful.

The newest Mozilla Firefox 14 is available for download on Mac, Linux, and Windows-based devices. If you want to experience the novel features of the browser, download it from the official Mozilla website.

Mozilla® Firefox Aurora- the Beta version of Mozilla® Firefox 15

Firefox Aurora, the pre-Beta build of Mozilla is now available publicly for download. The latest release includes some novel features and enhancements. It has a fresh Layout view, allowing developers to view how the margins, border and padding are set in one view.

Its prime highlights are:

• Preliminary native PDF support
• Support for SPDY networking protocol v3
• Improvements around memory leaks caused by some add-ons
• JavaScript debugger integrated into developer tools
• New layout view added to Inspector
• The CSS word-break property has been implemented
• Latest responsive design tool enables web developers to switch between desktop and mobile views of sites
• Native support for the Opus audio codec added
• Support for the media attribute with source element
• Support for the played attribute with audio and video elements

Firefox Aurora enables users and developers to preview features of the soon to be released version of Firefox browser.

Mozilla® making browser for iPad®, Named Junior

Looking for an alternative browser on your iPad?

Mozilla, the name behind the successful desktop web browser Firefox has been working on a web browser for iPad. Dubbed as Junior, this novel web browser that will be designed specifically for iPad will make web browsing more pleasurable and more ergonomic.

“We wanted to make something entirely new. We wanted to look into how we could reinvent the browser for a new form factor,” Firefox product designer Alex Limi said, calling Safari on iPad “a miserable experience”.

Junior will be very simple as compared to the other browsers and will incorporate just two buttons, including the ‘Back’ button and ‘Plus’ button. Amongst the two, the ‘Back’ button will do the standard back function, while the ‘Plus’ button will open a new window. Also, it will show recently closed/viewed websites, bookmarked sites and unified search bar.

Junior will offer a full-screen experience to the users who forgo tabs and will greatly depend on a few navigation buttons to access browser’s features. In addition, this browser for iPad is also expected to allow its users to make multiple accounts.

However, Junior by Mozilla is an early-experimental project and yet it is not confirmed for development.

Mozilla® Firefox 4 Gets ‘Do Not Track’ feature

Web browsers are used for accessing the Internet. They are software applications meant for retrieving, analyzing, and interchanging information resources on the web. Mozilla Firefox is a very popular browser. Mozilla Firefox was the result of an open source project and is owned by Mozilla Foundation. It has great features like session storage, which allows a user to recover access to the open tabs after a user has closed the browser window. It has a feature in which a user can open multiple tabs in a single window.

The latest version f this browser is Mozilla Firefox 4, which is considered to be safe and stable for Internet browsing. It is based on the Gecko 2.0 web platform and it is available in 57 languages as well as it has a brand new appearance for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users. It has numerous features. The web is developing rapidly and so are the ways that your data is composed, shared and stored. Now with the introduction of the Do Not Track option in Mozilla Firefox, a user will be able to ensure a Do Not Track box in the advanced screen of Firefox’s options. If a user selects this option a header must be sent signaling to websites that user wishes to select online behavioral tracking. The user will not be able to see any difference while browsing until the advertisers and promotional or other sites starts giving feedback to the header.

Firefox’s new Do Not Track feature works when Firefox user enables Do Not Track (DNT) header within browser. Then after the browsers sends DNT header to a website that responds by providing content. Finally advertisers respond by placing non-personalized ads & logs user’s activity anonymously. Do Not Track privacy feature is meant to stop online advertisers from monitoring user’s online activity. Mozilla’s Do Not Track feature relies on an HTTP header that signals to ad companies that a user doesn’t want to be tracked.

Mozilla suggests an opt-in mechanism for users, which would allow them to select out of tracking feature in the browser. The Do Not Track information will then be sent by Firefox to a content server that also hosts tracking advertising. The ad server then replies with ads that are not personalized and has the tracking information relating to a particular user.

Web Goes 3D with the Release of WebGL 1.0

During the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, Khronos Group presented the final specification of the standard WebGL 1.0, which is designed to provide hardware accelerated 3D graphics in browsers without the need for plug-ins. Khronos Group industry consortium today released the final version of the specification WebGL 1.0. They offer the possibility to use tools for hardware acceleration of 3D-graphics in browsers with support for HTML5 without using plug-ins. WebGL JavaScript determines binding to OpenGL ES 2.0, allowing you to include 3D-graphics in documents for browsers on any platform that supports industry-standard API OpenGL or OpenGL ES. According to a source, WebGL is supported by major players, including Apple, Google, Mozilla and Opera. New development is already supported in several versions of browsers like Mozilla Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 9.0, Opera and Apple Mac OS Safari. With WebGL graphics, implemented by means of OpenGL ES 2.0, available at virtually all platforms, where there is a browser – desktop, mobile and embedded systems, according to developer’s specifications.

WebGL 1.0 specification is one of the flagships of Web 3D. This technology is not supported by Internet Explorer 9. The industry consortium, Khronos Group, announced the finalization of the specification Stock WebGL 1.0 . WebGL will help create a JavaScript link to OpenGL ES 2.0 (Open Graphics Library for Embedded Systems) to run 3D graphics directly into the web browser (calculated by the GPU 3D graphics card compatible) and on any platform supporting the standard OpenGL and OpenGL ES.

WebGL leverages web technologies such as the Canvas tag in HTML5 and has received the support of Apple, Google, Mozilla and Opera Software. WebGL is supported in Google Chrome 9, Mozilla Firefox 4, and Opera 11.50 (pre-release) and development versions of Safari. Google offers several experiments with WebGL. It’s also no surprise that the browser side always on Internet Explorer 9 Microsoft is missing. OpenGL gives indeed the “buttons” to Microsoft because of competition with Direct3D (part of DirectX). The announcement comes while Adobe has also lifted the veil on Flash Player 11 whose main feature is the 3D hardware acceleration based depending on the host platform either DirectX or OpenGL. WebGL already has competition.

After the release of the specification standard WebGL 1.0 organization Khronos Group intends to proceed with the development of yet another Web-based Standard – WebCL. The basic idea is very similar to WebGL and is the integration of JavaScript and OpenCL for parallel computing. With the help of WebCL, developers can build web applications that can fully utilize the resources available to the user’s multi-core computer processors and graphics processors. On assurances of Khronos Group, Standard WebCL may be useful for editing photos and video, as well as for the treatment of physical effects in games. Information on the timing of release WebCL has not yet been reported.

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