Facebook and Instagram use a custom in-app browser to track users, according to analysis

While Apple continues to make moves when it comes to general user privacy and security, especially with iOS, there are still some areas where third-party companies can take advantage of the tools Apple has in place. For instance, a built-in web browser in apps like Facebook or Instagram, for instance, is still based on Apple’s WebKit. But it sounds like Meta has still found a way to track users that use that third-party web browser instead of Safari. That’s according to a new analysis put together by Felix Krause. A wide range of apps still rely on Safari for web browsing, but there are others that use a third-party option

How to force Dark Mode on Chrome browser: Step-by-Step guide

Google Chrome offers support for system-wide dark mode on desktops, laptops, and even smartphones. However, it only makes the UI of the browser darker, it doesn’t necessarily load websites in the dark layout. To tackle this, you can use Chrome extensions that force websites to load in dark mode, however, using a third-party extension may not be that feasible and safe. But there’s a way by which you can force dark mode on every website you visit on Chrome. Today, in this article, we see exactly how to do that. Interestingly, this method does not require any extension or any unsafe add-ons. Chrome has been offering a hidden dark mode

How to Change the Default Web Browser on Windows 10

Windows 10 makes it super easy to change your default web browser. This way, you can set Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, or another browser of your choice as the default. We’ll show you how to do that. Once you’ve set a browser as the default, your PC will open all your web links in that browser. Later, you can change the default browser again if you want. Set a Web Browser as the Default on Windows 10 First, make sure the browser you want to make the default is installed on your PC. Then, launch the Settings app by pressing Windows+i. In Settings, select “Apps.” From the sidebar on the

DuckDuckGo Browser Will Block Microsoft Trackers Following Backlash

After months of backlash, DuckDuckGo’s browser will finally block Microsoft trackers. The company will also provide more transparency to its users by publishing a full list of blocked domains, updating its Privacy Dashboard to show when scripts are blocked or loaded, and building a custom ad conversion system for its search engine. Wait, DuckDuckGo Doesn’t Block Microsoft Trackers? We learned on May 24th that DuckDuckGo intentionally left a Microsoft-sized “privacy hole” in its browser. Here’s the gist; if you visit a site with embedded Microsoft trackers, the DuckDuckGo browser will not block those trackers. At least, not for another few weeks. After the problem was discovered by security researcher @thezedwards,

How to queue downloads in Google Chrome browser

If you frequently download files on your Google Chrome, then it can be immensely easy to organize them by queuing them, especially if you have a slow internet connection. Today, we will see how you can queue downloads on your computer to make it more convenient to manage them. Queuing files on your computer saves you from the hassle while downloading more than one file at a time. Since Chrome doesn’t automatically queue your downloads and starts saving them all at the same time, you have to use a third-party tool or a browser add-on. How to queue downloads in Google Chrome For this tutorial, we will be using the

Browservio is a speedy WebView-based browser with a built-in ad blocker

One of the great things about Android is the ability to choose a different default browser. You have the most popular option in Google Chrome, along with other Chromium-derived ones like Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, Brave, and more. However, if you have a cheaper (or older) device, you may find the top picks unsatisfactory and memory-hogging. Luckily, several third-party browsers are designed to be as fast as possible, squeezing every bit of performance out of whatever hardware they’re running on. Browservio​ by XDA Senior Member tipzrickycheung is one such browser, and it offers many useful features. Not only is the app free and open-source, but it also uses Android’s built-in WebView

Microsoft Edge Secure Network: browser VPN with 1GB free data

Microsoft is testing a new feature in the Microsoft Edge web browser, that is bringing a browser VPN free of charge to all users who are signed-in with a Microsoft Account. Microsoft is not the first company that is introducing VPN capabilities in its browser. Opera launched its VPN in 2016 and has been operating it since. Mozilla has not integrated its VPN into Firefox natively, but it is operating a VPN of its own and offering better integration in the Firefox web browser. Back in 2015, I asked whether VPNs would be the next big thing for browsers, and it appears that it is getting traction. Microsoft Edge Secure

How to stop Teams from opening in the browser and make it open in app instead

In this post, we will show you how to make links to any Microsoft Teams elements open directly in the Teams desktop app instead of the browser. Microsoft Teams is supported on all platforms, including the browser. Some users on the PC want to always use the app, but when they a link on the PC, it opens teams in the browser. It also means they will need to sign in with their Microsoft account and so on. It’s a bit annoying, but you can stop Teams open in the browser and make it open in the app instead. Why do the Teams link open in the browser and not

How to try the free VPN service in Microsoft Edge browser

Microsoft has quietly revealed it is adding a free built-in virtual private network (VPN) service to its Edge browser. The announcement was spotted in a Microsoft support page. Called Edge Secure Network, Microsoft is now testing the Cloudflare-powered VPN service. Eventually, it will release over the air to the public as a part of a security update. Here is everything you need to know about Edge browser’s VPN service. How does Edge’s free VPN work? Edge Secure Network, when turned on, should encrypt your web traffic. That means internet service providers can’t collect browsing information you’d prefer to be private. The VPN service will allow you to hide your location,