browsers

Opera

Opera Is Launching a Web Browser for Gamers

Opera GX has Twitch integration and automatically limits the amount of RAM and processing power it uses so your games don't crash.
Nicole Carpenter
6.11.19
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Seriously, Stop Using Flash

It's day five of our digital security tuneup and it's time to banish this internet relic.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.18.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Ad Blockers Are Good for Security, Too

On day four of our security tuneup, we recommend installing and ad-blocker...but consider white listing trusted sites!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.17.18
malware

Millions of Chrome Users Have Installed Malware Posing as Ad Blockers

Andrey Meshkov, the cofounder of ad-blocker AdGuard, took a look at the script in some popular ad-blocking knockoffs and found some shady business.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.19.18
Facebook

Firefox’s New Plugin Blocks Facebook from Collecting Users’ Data When They’re Not on the Site

Mozilla, the internet company behind Firefox, has reacted aggressively to the Facebook data scandal, including introduce new user protections and cutting off its advertising on the social media site.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.27.18
Do Not Track Me

Visiting Random Sites to Confuse Trackers Won’t Protect Your Privacy

Obfuscation won’t likely stop marketers from figuring out your browsing habits.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.3.17
short circuit

You Don’t Have to Be a Privacy Wonk to Appreciate Ghostery 6.0

In an exclusive interview with Motherboard, the team behind Ghostery explains how it re-designed its browser extension for a more mainstream audience.
Nicholas Deleon
2.23.16
Apple

Safari Is Now The Only Major Browser That Offers ‘Do Not Track’ on iOS

Chrome just disabled ‘Do Not Track’ after switching to a new iOS API platform.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.29.16
Reviews

You Can Now Block Ads on Your Phone

But should you bother?
Kaleigh Rogers
9.8.15
Music

Watch an Algorithm Make a Music Video In Your Web Browser

It pulsates with different, trippy computer-generated polygons each time.
Adam Owen
9.4.15
News

Ad Blocking Is Coming to Your Phone, Will Soon Be Everywhere

An ad-free browser and new ad-blocking capabilities in iOS mean ads on your phone may become a thing of the past.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.3.15
Internet

The Web Is Deprecating HTTP And It's Going To Be Okay

Power has a way of flowing away from the varied, strange, beautiful little leaf nodes and into the unaccountable, unimaginative, ever-hungry center.
Eric Mill
5.14.15
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