Tagged: html5

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Firefox 58 warns if websites use canvas image data

Mozilla plans to display permission prompts if websites or services attempt to use HTML5 Canvas Image Data in the Firefox web browser. Canvas fingerprinting is a byproduct of the HTML5 Canvas technology that all browser makers added to their browsers. As is the case with many technologies, it can be used for good or bad, and in the case of canvas fingerprinting it is...

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Chrome to block Flash in September and make HTML5 default in December

Google has shared more details of its plan to replace Flash with HTML5 by default in Chrome. In September 2016, Chrome will block Flash content that loads behind the scenes, which the company estimates accounts for more than 90 percent of the Flash on the web. In December, Chrome will make HTML5 the default experience for central content, such as games and videos, except on sites that only...

Internet Explorer 11 now globally available

Internet Explorer 11 now globally available

Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is available worldwide in 95 languages for download today. We will begin automatically updating Windows 7 customers to IE11 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE11 Developer and Release Previews. With this final release, IE11 brings the same leading standards support–with improved performance, security, privacy, and reliability that consumers enjoy on Windows 8.1—to Windows 7 customers....

IE9’s Do Not Track features could become Web standard

IE9’s Do Not Track features could become Web standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C,) the standards body responsible for HTML5, accepted and published Microsoft’s member submission for standardized privacy features on Thursday. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission endorsed a framework for consumer privacy which suggested a persistent browser setting to protect users from services that collect and harvest browser data without users knowing about it. Subsequently, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Google all...