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1053, 29 Dec 20

Brexit Revives Netscape Communicator 4.x

I loved Netscape.

References to decades-old computer software are included in the new Brexit agreement, including a description of Netscape Communicator and Mozilla Mail as being “modern” services.


Experts believe officials must have copied and pasted chunks of text from old legislation into the document.


The references are on page 921 of the trade deal, in a section on encryption technology.


It also recommends using systems that are now vulnerable to cyber-attacks.


The text cites “modern e-mail software packages including Outlook, Mozilla Mail as well as Netscape Communicator 4.x.”


The latter two are now defunct – the last major release of Netscape Communicator was in 1997.


1053, 29 December 2020


  1. jonnyv

    How did they leave out Eudora Pro??!? Great emailing application.

  2. dad29

    Government: Top. Men.

  3. MjM

    What? No CompuServe? C’mon, man!

  4. Owen

    I loved my dial up Prodigy account with Netscape browser. When loading a page, it loaded so slowly that you could click to skip downloading larger images to help speed it up.

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