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Report: Microsoft Edge leaks private browsing data locally

A not-so recent report indicates that Microsoft's Edge web browser may be leaking web browsing data of the browser's private browsing mode locally.

The researcher's investigation of locally stored data by Microsoft's Edge browser came to the conclusion that the browser is storing private browsing data in a local database even after the session is ended.

According to the report, Edge reveals websites visited in private mode in the browser's WebCache file.

Why I Am Losing My Faith in Freeware

Imagine, for a moment, that you publish a site about freeware and free software, and that you’ve been doing it for 10 years. Now imagine telling people about it, acquaintances that you’ve just met at a party. Guess what the first question that they ask you is going to be? The answer, overwhelmingly, is "how do you make money out of that?".

HTMTied: create browser-independent links quickly

HTMTied is a free portable program for the Windows operating system that allows you to create browser-independent links.

If you want to have links to websites available on the desktop or another location on a device you own or even in the cloud, then you have a couple of options to do that.

You can drag and drop a site url directly to the location to store it there. The process works in most modern browsers, but a caveat is that the link may not be universal in nature.

This is Chrome’s new Security Overview Panel

Google launched a new Security Overview panel in its Chrome web browser recently which has been designed to provide detailed information about the state if a site's secure connection.

Designed for webmasters, it can be a useful tool for regular Internet users as well as it reveals connection-specific information that make it easier to determine why a site is not showing the green "all secure" icon when connecting to it.

Extra Keys: write characters your keyboard lacks

Extra Keys is a free portable program for the Windows operating system that you can use to copy and/or paste special characters such as accented characters.

If you have ever tried to write an email to Mr. Müller from Germany or Søren from Denmark, you know that it can be quite difficult to write characters that are not part of your system's default keyboard mapping.

Create window clones with OnTopReplica

OnTopReplica is an open source program for the Windows operating system that enables you to clone any window or region on the system, change the cloned windows size, and set it to be always on top.

If you like to run a program or window all the time while you are working or using your computer, a match of your favorite football club that is streamed on the Internet for instance, YouTube videos or music, then you have probably found a way to display the program window in a corner of the monitor.

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta is out

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware is a new product by security firm Malwarebytes designed to protect Windows systems against so-called ransomware attacks that has been released as a beta version to the public two days ago.

Malwarebytes continues to expand its portfolio. After releasing Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit some time ago to complement the company's popular Anti-Malware product for Windows, it has now released the first beta version of Anti-Ransomware.

Pale Moon 26.0 has been released

Pale Moon 26.0 has been released. The new version of the web browser is the first in which the switch to Goanna, the new rendering engine that is closely related to Gecko but not the same, is completed.

Create random data with Randomizer

Randomizer is a free portable software program for the Windows operating system that you can use to generate random data.

While that is not something that you may need access to every day, it can be useful in certain situations nevertheless.

For instance, you can use the program to generate random numbers for the next lottery, use it to determine who goes first in games you play, or pick words at random that you want to know more about or translate into other languages.

Aegis: Block all Windows 10 components on Windows 7 and 8

Aegis is a powerful script for Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices that takes care of all components related to Microsoft's news operating system Windows 10.

In addition to that, it is performing additional operations such as adding a number of Microsoft hosts to the blocklist, setting Windows Update to check/notify, and more.

Since it is script-based, it is easy enough to check out what it does in detail, and even to add or remove commands from the script to adjust it accordingly as its author allows code modifications or the sharing of the code or components.

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