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Changing Web usage is hard. Google has granted a few extra months of leeway to those who rely on a handful of popular plug-ins, such as Silverlight, to extend what their browser can do.
For families sharing a Mac, multiple user accounts let each family member have his or her own profile to customize as he or she wishes. It also lets parents set restrictions for their kids' accounts.
This is the cheapest option yet for bringing a wired Ethernet connection to the far corners of your house, no drilling required.
Attackers can use the "Covert Redirect" vulnerability in both open-source log-in systems to steal your data and redirect you to unsafe sites.
A new manifesto from an ad-blocking company Eyeo tries to build support for the idea that some ads are OK. That's good for its business, since big advertisers pay to get on its whitelist.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.
The UK is now drafting a list of sites that should be unblocked by the filters and put onto a whitelist to ensure they stay accessible.
Adblock Plus is finally available for Safari, albeit in beta form. You can install it in just a few clicks.
All the top desktop browsers now can use a plug-in that blocks Web site ads -- except for nonintrusive ones from companies that pay to be whitelisted.
BT has beefed up its broadband parental controls to keep your phones and tablets safe from online smut.