Microsoft reportedly bringing WebGL support to Internet Explorer 11

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A leaked copy of Windows Blue suggests Microsoft may finally be ready to embrace WebGL in its Internet Explorer browser. To this point — and even with the impressive (and creepy) tech demos we’ve seen that showcase the web API — the company has refrained from enabling WebGL in IE. In June 2011, Microsoft justified its stance by calling out a number of security concerns related to WebGL, which allows a browser to run graphically intensive applications without installing extra plugins. “Browser support for WebGL directly exposes hardware functionality to the web in a way that we consider to be overly permissive,” wrote the company’s Security Research & Defense team. “We believe that WebGL will likely become an ongoing source of…

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