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How Google is [abusing its web services to] build a browser monopoly.
youtu.be/ELCq63652ig

Google just prompted me to install additional search engines and web browsers when I opened the Play Store on my Samsung S8.

Daniel boosted

me: accidentally types a website wrong into the search bar

google chrome, for the rest of my life: you want to go to netfliz? you like netfliz you dipshit? you really sure you don't want to go to netfliz.com today?

On choosing a monitor: 4K, 1440p, [super] ultra wide, or what? The choices are overwhelming. 📺
ctrl.blog/entry/choosing-a-mon

An interesting case in content fingerprinting using dumb apostrophes (') and curly apostrophes (’).
osnews.com/story/130152/lyrics

Got a surprisingly creepy email out of the blue from a Russian company just saying “During the day we will solve everything.” 😕

Compressed favicons are on average 70% smaller but 75% of web favicons are served uncompressed. 🗜
ctrl.blog/entry/favicon-compre

Russia to block major VPN providers for failing to integrate with automated government censorship system.
torrentfreak.com/russia-says-i

A tiny publisher's thoughts on Firefox 67 blocking tracking and ad cookies by default. (Affects the default settings of 10% of the global desktop browser market share.)
ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-blocks

A non-insignificant number of websites have been pulling Google Analytics from their pages since the GDPR was introduced in the EU in late May 2018 (late July 2018 in EEA).
trends.builtwith.com/analytics

Apple will force iOS developers to use its new Apple ID sign-in option when they offer third-party logins.
theverge.com/2019/6/3/18651344
Misusing market power?

So Apple Reality Composer is now a real product, but they might want to rethink the name.

I’ve been working on building my own web analytics solution today. I didn’t even notice that Google Analytics have crashed haven’t recorded data for hours. I guess that is just as well?

What are the best formatting practices when writing example code that is to be viewed on a narrow screen?

<link rel="canonical"> is over 10 years old now. It was adopted by search engines in February–April 2009.
webmasters.googleblog.com/2009

Shouldn't everyone have learned the lesson that you don't use geographically tied top-level domains by now? Wasn't Britain's wos with .eu warning enough for everyone?
theregister.co.uk/2019/05/27/i

How to archive a single webpage or an entire website in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.
ctrl.blog/entry/how-to-interne

It's super interesting to see unattended bot accounts and scheduled marketing posts on Twitter and elsewhere link to Flickr content during their extended "scheduled" service outage. Don't blindly automate your marketing.

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