‘Eyes Above The Waves: The Danger Of GMail’s “Smart Replies”’ https://robert.ocallahan.org/2018/09/the-danger-of-gmails-smart-replies.html
Variable fonts are one of the coolest innovations in web typography, and they're now supported in all major browsers! They offer designers huge amounts of flexibility without bogging down pages with megabytes of font files.
Mozilla posted a brief intro to variable fonts at https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/variable-fonts-arrive-in-firefox-62/ and you can see some in action at https://v-fonts.com/
Firefox Focus is about to swap over to the new GeckoView rendering engine. Hopefully Firefox for Android will follow shortly after 🦊
Noticed that Battery Saving mode was enabled on my Pixel 2 last night, which was weird because I'd just charged it up. Turns out I hadn't switched it on accidentally. Google had switched it on remotely 😒
Sorry to see Inbox getting shuttered - I really liked the task-based "inbox-zero" approach it takes to managing email:
Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back
#Article11: Linking to the news using more than one word from the article is prohibited unless you're using a service that bought a license from the news site you want to link to. (3/6) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/not-our-name-why-european-creators-should-oppose-eus-proposal-limit-linking-and
#Article13: the Copyright Filters. All but the smallest platforms will have to defensively adopt copyright filters that examine everything you post, and censor anything judged to be a copyright infringement. (2/6) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/how-eus-copyright-filters-will-make-it-trivial-anyone-censor-internet
Today Members of the European Parliament adopted three terrible proposals in the new #CopyrightDirective and rejected every good one, setting the stage for mass, automated surveillance and arbitrary censorship of the Internet. (1/6) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back
@fribbledom I find this URL display mangling annoying in Safari. Sorry to see it get adopted by Chrome too. 👎🏼
Chromium's "trivial" subdomains: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=881410
This seems awfully shortsighted.
Some people who routinely keep shitposting about Mozilla don't understand anything about how Firefox works. This is a DNS over HTTPs primer (a proposed IETF standard) with cartoons so even fanatics can understand it.
This is the DoH draft
Google is also using this protocol experimentally
The more requests are pooled by a DNS proxy, the hardest it becomes to eavesdrop on the requesting user agent.
Does this sound like Cloudflare is the intended only option folks?
Reminder, Google AMP is bad for the open web. It was bad at inception and it just gets worse.
Ugh. Google AMP is now “improving the performance of mobile content and advertising” by jamming ads *into* photos.
Firefox will block third party tracking by default in a future release: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2018/08/30/changing-our-approach-to-anti-tracking/
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