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Topic: Safari

Apple, Google, Mozilla take steps to block Kazakhstan government surveillance

08/21/2019, 09:08 am

Following moves by Google and Mozilla to block a Kazakhstan government-mandated certificate that facilitated state-sponsored internet surveillance, Apple has done the same in Safari.

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Hands on: Microsoft Edge browser beta for Mac gains Collections research tool

08/20/2019, 02:08 pm

It's very early days for the promised Collections tool for gathering and managing research, but what's working is promising. The whole browser is feeling faster, too, which may help make it a strong Safari rival.

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How to fix Apple's App Store bug about 'accepting' apps before an update

07/29/2019, 03:07 pm

If your Mac won't let you update one of Apple's apps until you click on 'Accept,' here's what to do when there is no such button.

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Apple restricts online Apple Store access to newer versions of Safari and macOS

06/14/2019, 07:06 pm

In a move presumably designed to protect customers from potential online threats, Apple recently changed access requirements of its online store to restrict compatibility to more current versions of macOS and Safari.

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Dashboard has been permanently pulled from macOS Catalina

06/13/2019, 09:06 am

Apple is scrubbing references to Dashboard from WebKit, the engine underlying Safari, hammering a final nail in the coffin for the feature ahead of this fall's macOS Catalina.

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Tips: How to watch Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote on iOS, Mac, Apple TV, or Windows

05/31/2019, 11:05 am

It's Apple's biggest event of the year and, as ever, Tim Cook's opening presentation is going to be streamed live. Here's how to watch as the new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS are shown for the first time.

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Apple adding privacy-centric ad click attribution tech to Safari & WebKit

05/22/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has introduced a new privacy technology it is including in WebKit, the browser rendering engine used by Safari, one that enables online advertising to allow attribution for clicks to be passed along to marketers, but while at the same time preventing the user from being identified or profiled.

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Comparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

05/08/2019, 11:05 am

There are solid features in Microsoft's new Mac browser - and significant ones still to come - but for Edge to be a compelling browser for Apple users, it's got to offer you more than you're getting with Apple's own Safari.

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Teenage shaving queries used to promote Safari privacy in latest iPhone privacy ad

03/28/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple is continuing its "Privacy. That's iPhone" marketing campaign by publishing a new video to its YouTube channel, highlighting the anti-tracking measures of Safari to prevent advertisers from knowing what users are searching for online.

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Two critical zero-day Safari vulnerabilities exposed at Vancouver security conference

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

Two major Safari security flaws were uncovered at this week's Pwn2Own conference in Vancouver, one of which could seize full control of a targeted Mac.

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AirPower reference and image discovered in Apple's Australian website

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

A Twitter user has found a reference to Apple's so-far unreleased AirPower charging pad in the source code of the company's AirPods page. It's only in the Australian version of the site, but AppleInsider has also discovered an image in the same code.

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WebAuthn becomes official hardware login standard for browsers like Apple's Safari

03/05/2019, 10:03 am

The World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance have certified WebAuthn as an official Web standard, allowing users of compatible browsers -- Safari among them -- to turn to hardware logins instead of passwords.

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Apple may have been paid $9.5B by Google in 2018 to stay default Safari search option

02/12/2019, 02:02 pm

Google may have paid Apple close to $9.5 billion in 2018 to remain the default search engine in Safari, Goldman Sachs analysts said in an investor memo this week.

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Ahrendts departure, Group FaceTime fixed and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/08/2019, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about digital data security and how protecting your privacy is getting harder, and what's going on with Apple Retail, now that Angela Ahrendts is leaving.

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New 'CookieMiner' malware aims to steal cryptocurrency logins from Mac owners

01/31/2019, 10:01 am

Newly-discovered Mac malware is geared toward stealing browser cookies for cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase and Bittrex, security researchers say.

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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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