AVG PrivacyFix, Bitdefender TrafficLight, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Privacy Badger identify and block ad networks and other entities that track your Web activities.
The company updates Chrome on desktops and Android with small feature improvements and security fixes.
A new Dock-based progress bar offers a convenient way to check your active downloads.
The software Google's browser uses to show PDF files has been proprietary for years, but now it's an open-source project called PDFium that others can scrutinize or use themselves.
Firefox users are no longer being urged to boycott the browser after OKCupid protested the anti-gay views expressed by Mozilla's new CEO.
Say goodbye to Chrome's download shelf at the bottom of the browser and instead access your downloads from a single button.
The Open in Private Window extension for Firefox lets you keep your private browsing contained in one window, among other tweaks.
Thousands of dollars have been awarded to bug hunters for the Chrome 34 release who reported 31 flaws, 19 deemed critical.
Sendinc encrypts mail sent via a Gmail, Outlook, or other account; BoxCryptor encrypts Google Drive, SkyDrive, DropBox, and other cloud storage; and Startpage serves up Google search results without recording your IP address or otherwise tracking you.
ISPs and other network providers can use deep packet inspection to monitor all the data transmitted to and from your computer; encryption via a virtual private network keeps your data transfers private.