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#25 just went live!

Read about Tor Browser arriving in the Guardian Project repo, our enhanced @matrix room and our newest beta mirror:

f-droid.org/en/2018/10/12/twif

Also covers 11 new apps including (!) and an earth-shattering 114 updated apps!

External services do not use my hosts file. 🤦‍♂️

The latest version of #Chrome doesn't delete Google cookies even when you ask it to delete all cookies:

twitter.com/ctavan/status/1044

It also does some dodgy stuff with logging people into Google:

techcrunch.com/2018/09/24/secu

Chrome is made by Google, who make vast amounts of money from invading people's privacy.

The best easy-to-use alternative right now is probably Firefox:

mozilla.org/firefox/

#DeleteChrome #DeleteGoogle

When your only tool is JavaScript rendering, everything looks like an HTTP 200 status code.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been frustrated some current software development practices.
tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/

OH: "Three months is a JFDI for $large_legacy_vendor."

Sign of the impending apocalypse: Marketing have asked for the homepage hero carousel to be ... removed ...

An `<a/>` without an `href` attribute has pretty much the same accessibility or SEO value as a `<span/>`.

(Been seeing waaaay too much of this lately.)

We've got more big news.

For the past year, we've been working to reach the rising number of mobile users worldwide.

Introducing Tor Browser for Android (alpha), the mobile browser with the strongest privacy protections ever available.

Help us test it before the stable hits!

Download it now from GooglePlay:
play.google.com/store/apps/det

Learn more about it: blog.torproject.org/new-alpha-

The secret to front end development is to deliver a good web page to user agents.

We just published a guest blog post by @Tutanota detailing their journey to provide a google free push notification service for their users: f-droid.org/en/2018/09/03/repl

Thanks a lot for going that way and for writing it up in a very interesting post as well!

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