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Opera 24 finally lands on Linux

Opera has unveiled its new (and long-awaited) browser for Linux, according to a company press release on Monday. The new developer version of Opera 24 uses Google’s open source project Chromium as its base.

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NetAuthority: saving your bank account from the Russian mob, one algorithm at a time

Imagine this: you phone your bank, asking a service rep to pay a phone bill and transfer money from savings to checking. Only, instead of talking to the bank, you’re speaking to a crook who is talking to you on one phone … and your bank on the other. And when you provide him with all the authentication details your bank requires, he loots your account and transfers your funds into accounts he controls.

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Chrome is killing it. Just killing it.

Chrome is one of Google’s biggest success stories. Rank it up there with search that doesn’t suck (hard to find back in the day) and AdWords (the print-your-own money machine that drives everything else Google does).

Mozilla’s Firefox 4 vision looks a lot like Google Chrome

A recent blog post by Mozilla’s Director of Firefox, Mike Beltzner, offers up the first real glimpse at what the open source browser maker intends to accomplish with Firefox 4. And not too surprisingly, it looks like Mozilla is racing to catch up with young browser upstart Google Chrome. Firefox currently holds about 30 percent of worldwide browser market share, with about 365 million users, according to Mozilla.