The tools will let people stop a site they are visiting sharing information about what they do with other sites.
Users will be able to create lists stating that their data will only be shared with sites they want to see it.
The news comes as the US government criticises the computer industry for its slow progress on protecting user privacy.
In a blog post, Microsoft said many people did not realise that when they visit a website what they look for, view or buy there is often shared with other companies without that user’s knowledge. → Continue
Google’s Chrome browser is now being used by 120 million people on a daily basis, which is up from 70 million the last time the company disclosed internal usage numbers last May. The new figures were disclosed moments ago at Google’s Chrome event, which Jason iscovering live.
The Chrome browser has been seeing big jumps in market share recently, currently taking the No. 3 spot with a 9.26 percent overall share according to Net Applications. On TechCrunch, it is now the top browserused among our readers. → Continue
Opera software has released the first beta of the upcoming Opera 11 browser.
New in Tuesday’s release is an innovative feature called “Tab Stacking,” which gives you the ability to stack and group your tabs together to better organize the pages you’re viewing. → Continue
The first email
In late 1971 Ray Tomlinson, an engineer working on a time-sharing system called Tenex, combined two programs named Cpynet and SNDMSG in order to send the first ever network email. It had been possible to send email from one user to another on a single computer for nearly 10 years but Tomlinson was the first to use the primitive Arpanet to send text from one computer to another. → Continue