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You may have noticed in your travels around the internet that your browser's address bar occasionally turns green and displays a padlock — that's HTTPS, or a secure version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, swinging into action. This little green padlock is becoming vitally important as more and more of your online security is eroded. Just because your ISP can now see what sites you browse on doesn't mean they have to know all the content your consuming.

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Many of us spend most of our time on the web, but all too often browsing sessions can descend into a sprawling mess of memory-hogging, audio-playing tabs that bring your computer and your productivity to a shuddering halt. It doesn't have to be that way. These extensions and tricks can bring some simplicity back to your browsing.

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Though its decline has been a long time coming, 2016 was the year that the iconic Internet Explorer (IE) ceased to be the most popular way to browse the web on desktops. Though IE was the most popular desktop browser in the world at this time last year, 2017 has heralded a new king in the form of Google Chrome. The king, it seems, is finally dead.

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Whether it's a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today's web want to get going without any input from you — and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren't expecting. Here's how to tackle the issue in your browser of choice.

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I remember the sheer contempt that coursed through my body when I had to use Internet Explorer to access the work intranet in one of my previous jobs. I, like so many others out there, hate Microsoft's former browser with a passion. So why do our employers still insist on ramming it down our throats? Let's talk about that.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm curious about Microsoft's new browser for Windows 10 which I've yet to upgrade to. What’s new? Should I bother using it instead of Chrome or Firefox? Or is it just Internet Explorer with a new paint job?

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Believe it or not, there are still companies out there running apps that are only compatible with Internet Explorer. I used to work for one. Hell, my dad still uses Internet Explorer. So it's good news that Microsoft has issued a critical update for the browser which fixes a big security vulnerability.

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A common pitfall of internet use is clicking on broken links that lead nowhere. Sometimes dodgy coding is to blame, other times the linked-to webpage or subsite has been removed. Whatever the cause, it can be bloody annoying. Occasionally though, the website in question will take some of the sting out by turning its 404 error page into an interactive experience. Here are 15 of the best; from digital art canvases to full-blown text adventures. (We've also included broken links so you can play them yourself.)