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I added apk download links to the Cliqz Concept Browser readme. Get yourself an android browser that can load dat:// URLs.
github.com/cliqz/cliqz-concept

The Feitian MultiPass FIDO recall highlights the need to use multiple security keys from different vendors.
ctrl.blog/entry/feitian-multip

How quickly do Firefox derived browsers receive security updates? A quick case study of the recent two Firefox zero-days and Pale Moon, Cliqz, Tor Browser, and Waterfox.
ctrl.blog/entry/downstream-fir

@sam Does Cliqz not have an email address for reporting security issues? I can’t find one the website.

Semi-progressive JPEGs make a meaningful impact on perceived website loading performance. 🏎️
ctrl.blog/entry/jpeg-progressi

“It turns out, having the world’s biggest advertising company make the most popular Web browser was about as smart as letting kids run a candy shop.”
washingtonpost.com/technology/

"News articles" like "These headphones are 99$ off today on Amazon" that you see on more and more formerly reputable websites (content/native ads) are worse for the web and you individually than what the adblockers indiscriminately set out to "fix" in the first place. Block cross-site tracking, sure, but let the ads live in their own little boxes over on the side.

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.

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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.

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