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How web scraping has gone from niche to mainstream [Q&A]

Web scraping — collecting data from websites — has been around almost as long as the internet has existed. But recently it’s gone from a little-known niche to a serious activity, using automation to collect large amounts of information. We…

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Universal Media Server 11 unveils rich web interface redesign on top of below-the-hood improvements

The Universal Media Server Project has released Universal Media Server 11.1.0, a swiftly released patch to the recent major update of this open-source, cross-platform media server for Windows, Mac and Linux computers running Java. The UPNP/DLNA-compatible media server boasts a…

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DuckDuckGo has been quietly permitting Microsoft trackers in its ‘private’ web browser

Many internet users with concerns about online privacy have turned to DuckDuckGo with the impression that the browser will enable them to enjoy the web without having their activity tracked. But a discovery by a security researcher reveals that things…

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Microsoft is preparing to add Microsoft Edge Secure Network, a free VPN, to its web browser

Concerns about online privacy and security mean that more and more people are turning to VPNs. It can be hard to know which VPN to choose, and to determine whether it is best to go for a free or paid-for…

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Linux Lite 6.0 RC1 is here with Google Chrome as new default web browser

Now that Ubuntu 22.04 has been released, we will start to see updates to all the Linux distributions that are based on Canonical’s operating system. For instance, the first release candidate of Linux Lite 6.0, which is based on Ubuntu…

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Google is making it easier to find the best browser extensions in the Chrome Web Store

Among the supposed benefits of downloading apps and other digital products from an official store is that they should be safe and reliable. But as users of the Microsoft Store, Google Play and the App Store will attest, making an…

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DuckDuckGo brings its private web browser to Mac in beta

Towards the end of last year, we learned that 2022 is the year that DuckDuckGo’s privacy-focused web browser is coming to the desktop. Today the company has launched the beta version of DuckDuckGo for Mac — meaning macOS users will…

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Microsoft relents and makes it easier to change the default web browser in Windows 11

Microsoft has made numerous missteps with Windows 11, but one that drew a lot of attention was the convoluted method involved in changing the default web browser. But following complaints and criticism, the company has backtracked and dramatically simplified the…

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Mozilla sets out its vision of the web of the future

The future of the web, or the web of the future? Whichever way you look at it, the web as we know it is in a state of constant and necessary evolution. There are many companies contributing to this, but…

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Google introduces ‘Related search for content’ to add associated search terms to web pages

Google has announced a new contextual navigation unit called “Related search for content”. It is an AdSense tool that can be used by website owners to show visitors search terms that are related to the content of the page they…

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