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Topic: Safari

Apple testing USB security key support for Safari

12/05/2018, 11:12 pm

Apple's latest Safari Technology Preview includes support for the WebAuthentication API, which allows users to validate website login credentials via hardware security keys that typically come in the form of a USB stick.

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Safari vulnerability lets hackers swipe recently deleted photos from iPhone X

11/14/2018, 09:11 pm

White-hat hackers Richard Zhu and Amat Cama at the Mobile Pwn2Own contest on Wednesday leveraged a previously unknown exploit that allowed the pair to extract a supposedly deleted photo from an iPhone X running the latest iOS 12.1.

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Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla announce plans to deprecate TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020

10/16/2018, 09:10 pm

Four tech industry titans, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, this week announced plans to move from Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 to modern, more secure versions of protocol.

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Users spending hours on their smartphone, but they're using them like a PC, not a phone

10/15/2018, 12:10 pm

Nearly half of smartphone users report spending more than five hours a day on their phone, with one in four reporting more than seven hours per day. But rather than making calls all day, smartphone users are primally using them as mobile PCs -- browsing the web and playing games.

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How to switch on iOS 12's Safari favicons for easier tab navigation

10/13/2018, 09:10 am

Something we almost take for granted on desktop Web browsers is favicons -- tiny icons that identify a tab at a glance, which can be particularly handy when you have a dozen open at a time.

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$1.3 billion iPhone Safari cookie suit against Google shut down by UK courts

10/08/2018, 07:10 am

Early Monday, London's High Court shut down a representative action -- or class action -- suit against Google that alleged that the company had illegally collected users' internet habits for tailored advertising purposes from 5.4 million iPhone users.

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Firefox gets support for Google's WebP image format, leaving Apple Safari as main holdout

10/05/2018, 02:10 pm

Mozilla this week announced that it will support Google's compressed WebP image format in Firefox, leaving Apple's Safari as the one flagship browser without any compatibility.

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Google could be paying Apple $9B or more to stay Safari's default search engine

09/28/2018, 12:09 pm

A new estimate suggests that Google will end up paying in excess of $9 billion to stay the default search tool in Apple's Safari browser this year, and possibly far more in 2019.

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Apple pulls conspiracy theories, debunked news from Safari's 'Siri Suggested Websites'

09/25/2018, 08:09 pm

Apple this week removed references to questionable online content from Safari's "Siri Suggested Websites" feature after an investigation found the service surfacing articles and video relating to conspiracy theories, "fake news" and other sensationalist items.

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Apple releases Safari 12 for owners of macOS Sierra & High Sierra

09/17/2018, 03:09 pm

Apple on Monday launched Safari 12 for its two most recent Mac operating systems, Sierra and High Sierra, primarily improving security and privacy.

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WebKit flaw crashes iPhones when malicious page opened in browsers, HTML-rendering apps

09/17/2018, 08:09 am

A security researcher has disclosed a bug in WebKit that can cause a kernel panic on an iOS device, prompting a restart of an affected iPhone or iPad, by exploiting a vulnerability in the rendering engine using just 15 lines of code in a webpage.

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Safari for iOS URL spoofing exploit revealed, with no documented fix

09/11/2018, 10:09 am

A security researcher has revealed an issue that can allow website addresses to be spoofed in Safari for iOS and Microsoft's Edge browser, but while Microsoft has since fixed the flaw, it is unclear if Apple has updated Safari, potentially leaving the iOS browser vulnerable to attack.

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Android collects nearly 10 times more user data than Apple's iOS

08/21/2018, 05:08 pm

Adding to an ongoing location-tracking scandal, a research paper claims that idle Android devices are sending nearly ten times as much data to Google as iOS devices do to Apple's servers.

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How to get more speed and features out of Safari on Mac and iOS

08/17/2018, 03:08 pm

Maybe it's just because it comes free on your Mac and iOS devices, but somehow it never seems fashionable to like Safari. Yet this is a remarkably capable app and it has hidden depths. AppleInsider delves into using Safari.

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Safari still leads in mobile browser share, but Facebook's browser is on the rise

08/06/2018, 04:08 pm

A new study shows Safari and Chrome are still dominant on mobile devices, but Facebook is coming on strong to try to claim the mobile crown.

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How to quickly request the desktop version of a website on your iPhone

07/10/2018, 10:07 am

Need to access the desktop version of a website instead of the mobile-friendly version from your iPhone? AppleInsider shares two quick tricks to order your iOS devices to show the full version of sites in Safari, regardless of the screen size.

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How to use Safari's Picture-in-Picture mode with YouTube on macOS

06/28/2018, 11:06 am

If you want to watch YouTube videos while performing other tasks on the Mac, one way is to take advantage of Safari's Picture-in-Picture function. AppleInsider shows how to access and use the hidden-from-view feature with Google's video service.

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How to manage Safari notifications in macOS High Sierra and Mojave

06/22/2018, 10:06 am

Sometimes the number of Safari notifications from websites advising of new updates can be overwhelming, especially if permission is granted to too many sites. AppleInsider explains how to adjust which website notifications will be displayed to you in macOS, and how to change your preferences in the future.

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Here's how Apple protects your privacy in Safari with Intelligent Tracking Protection 2.0

06/20/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple released a new Safari Tech Preview on Wednesday, and it includes the Intelligent Tracking Protection 2.0 that was promised at WWDC. AppleInsider looks at what Apple is doing to ensure your protection and privacy as you go about your business on the web.

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App Roundup: Things 3, Plex for iOS, Overflow 3.0, Philips Hue 3.0, more!

06/02/2018, 10:06 am

New apps and updates to existing software are pushed to the App Store and other online marketplaces every day, and there are simply too many of them to keep track of all of the changes. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS updates and launches from the last week that you should know about.

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