Saturday, December 17, 2011

The latest numbers in the browser war of attrition.

Dec 16, 2011. CNet - ... numbers still show all versions of IE taking a total of 40.09 percent of the market, vs. 26.31 percent for all versions of Chrome. Firefox is at 25.07 percent, Apple's Safari is at 5.86 percent, and Opera gets 1.91 percent.

Today, browsers not only generate searches for Google and Microsoft, but, more importantly, track user online behavior.  We trust them with our passwords, messages, information habits, and much more. This intimate knowledge of users makes the internet giants fight the war of attrition over who is going to provide you with free software. It's scary even to think about how much the browser knows about you.

tags: security, privacy, battle

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