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  • Vanity: Just Switched To Iphone

    02/17/2020 7:35:25 AM PST · by Spacetrucker · 166 replies
    My addled brainnone | Me
    Just recently made the switch to iPhone and am pleasantly surprised. The learning of new tech always interests me ... however... I have found that browsers on the iPhone, regardless of which one I use, are not very mobile-friendly. Text appears very small unless I turn it sideways and do not have obvious options to resize. Any help in this regard would be very much appreciated.
  • Adroid browser features

    12/18/2019 4:08:28 PM PST · by MrEdd · 13 replies
    Vanity | Moi
    I am looking for a new browser for android which autohides the search bar to give you a full screen. This used to be a common feature. Are there any browsers which have that? I mostly use brave, and chrome now and again since I cant get rid of it.
  • Secure Browser

    09/03/2019 9:52:33 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 15 replies
    none | Today Sept 3 | Me
    Ok- Not sure how to post vanity threads- hopefully i did it right by posting into general chit chat? Anyways, Looking for suggestions on how to run windows 7 securely on the internet since updates are gonna come to a close- I dual boot, and use Linux mint cinnamon as my main online OS- and use Windows 7 as my gaming OS, my photoshop OS- I do online Racing game which i have to connect to their site (Iracing) and occasionally have to look something up in firefox, but mostly i don't go online with windows except for those- I...
  • Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.

    06/21/2019 3:06:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 64 replies
    WaPo ^ | June 21, 2019
    Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better. Over a recent week of Web surfing, I peered under the hood of Google Chrome and found it brought along a few thousand friends. Shopping, news and even government sites quietly tagged my browser to let ad and data companies ride shotgun while I clicked around the Web. This was made possible by the Web’s biggest snoop of all: Google. Seen from the inside, its Chrome browser looks a lot like surveillance software. Please follow...
  • [Vanity] Pale Moon Question

    02/03/2019 6:39:58 PM PST · by TBP · 35 replies
    Me | Today | TBP
    I have a question for browser-savvy FReepers. I downloaded Pale Moon, which seems to be a good browser. A lot of FReepers use it, and that is how I first heard of it. It changed the font size on my email to about 350 percent, and I cannot find a way to reduce it back to 100 percent (i.e., normal size.) Can anyone tell me how to do it? Thank you.
  • Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking

    09/14/2018 3:34:28 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 30 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | September 14, 2018 | Anick Jesdanun
    Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what's becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning "cookie" data files used to store sign-in details and preferences into broader trackers that take note of what you read, watch and research on other sites. (snip) Safari makes these protections automatic in updates coming Tuesday to iPhones and iPads and a week later to Mac computers. Firefox has similar protections...
  • Advice for internet surfers

    08/30/2018 1:35:17 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 43 replies
    self | 083018 | self
    If you are tired of Google and Silicon Valley censorship, I suggest that you do as I do: 1. For search, I use duckduckgo.com. You can add this as an app to your phone and use it on your PC as well. It acts like the old google search and claims not to track or show bias. 2. For my browser, instead of Chrome, Explorer or Safari, I use Brave.com. Again, no tracking and no bias that I am aware of. 3. For news, I go to realclearpolitics.com and its sister sites such as realclearworld.com. Here you will find links...
  • Tech Ping: Using BRAVE Browser. Problem With It Scrolling Too Fast. Fix?

    08/28/2018 11:40:28 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 18 replies
    chickensoup's little computer | 08.28.18 | chickensoup
    Tech Ping: Using BRAVE Browser. Problem With It Scrolling Too Fast. Fix? Cannot find a fix for this. Am using WIN 7. Anyone else run into this. I love the browser but the scrolling thing makes it unusable at times.
  • The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative: Building a movement to fight misinformation online

    08/20/2018 8:24:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Mozilla.org ^ | August 8, 2017 | Katharina Borchert
    Today, we are announcing the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative (MITI)—a comprehensive effort to keep the Internet credible and healthy. Mozilla is developing products, research, and communities to battle information pollution and so-called ‘fake news’ online. And we’re seeking partners and allies to help us do so. Here’s why. Imagine this: Two news articles are shared simultaneously online. The first is a deeply reported and thoroughly fact checked story from a credible news-gathering organization. Perhaps Le Monde, the Wall Street Journal, or Süddeutsche Zeitung. The second is a false or misleading story. But the article is designed to mimic content from...
  • FIREFOX browsers will soon block “fake news” flagged by George Soros-linked left-wing groups

    08/19/2018 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 73 replies
    NewsTarget.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Jayson Veley
    What’s become abundantly clear over the past few months is that liberals are now jumping on the anti-fake news bandwagon and using it as an excuse to censor political speech that doesn’t align with their radical agenda. This strategy is perhaps most prominent on social media and various websites across the Internet, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and is implemented by teams of leftists and extremists like George Soros who show zero regards for the freedom of speech outlined in the First Amendment. It’s as if the ability to control what information is spread across the Internet and what information...
  • Help with IPad browser

    04/18/2018 4:50:36 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 9 replies
    Self | 04/18/2018 | Self
    Updated IOS for my IPad, Safari is running slow, rebooting the page. Anyone have a suggestion how to fix this, new browser, etc? Very irritating. Thanks in advance.
  • Another "Which PC browser should I go with?" post

    10/26/2017 6:42:43 PM PDT · by CatOwner · 76 replies
    Self
    I've been a user of Firefox since a SysAdmin at work recommended it back in 2004 when they were at version 0.8. Over the years, some of the features I like disappeared from Firefox in their updated versions, most of which were added back in via extensions. At this point, I have 10 extensions installed, half of which deal exclusively with look and feel. With the latest warning about losing most/all of these legacy extensions with the release of Firefox 57, I decided to look at other browsers. When you add in the SJW nonsense the Mozilla people have associated...
  • Mozilla rolls out new initiative to fight 'fake news'

    08/12/2017 5:33:00 AM PDT · by Pollard · 42 replies
    Mozilla is joining the fight against "fake news" with a new initiative designed to combat the spread of misinformation on the Internet, the company announced Wednesday. In a post on its blog, the company said it is launching the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, a four-pronged project that focuses on product, literacy, research and creative interventions. Through the initiative, Mozilla plans to forge partnerships to develop technology combatting misinformation, invest in web literacy programs to address misinformation, research the impact misinformation has on a person's online experiences, and fund technologists who are fighting misinformation. From the horses mouth. https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/08/08/mozilla-information-trust-initiative-building-movement-fight-misinformation-online/
  • It's not just your browser: Your machine can be fingerprinted easily

    01/12/2017 7:17:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | 1/13/16 | Richard Chirgwin
    It just got a lot harder to evade browser fingerprinting: a bunch of boffins have worked out how to fingerprint the machine behind the browser, using only information provided by browser features.Like so many ideas, it's obvious once someone's thought of it: activities that aren't processed in the browser are treated the same whether the page is rendered in (say) Chrome, Firefox, IE or Edge. The group – Yinzhi Cao and Song Li of from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and Erik Wijmans Washington University in St. Louis – have worked out how to access various operating system and hardware-level features...
  • Brave Browser (Vanity)

    09/30/2016 4:38:21 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 38 replies
    9/30/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    Started using the "Brave" browser today after downloading and setting it up last night. Browser was written by the programmer who wrote Firefox but who was later forced out at Mozilla by the queers, freaks and perverts for supporting traditional marriage. Browser blocks all ads and popups which makes browsing quick and efficient again. Not a lot of instructions but most of the setup mirrors Firefox or is intuitive. Can be obtained free from WWW.Brave.com
  • Maxthon Browser Sends Sensitive Data to China (!)

    07/14/2016 9:33:55 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    SecurityWeek ^ | July 14, 2016 | Eduard Kovacs
    ... Developed by China-based Maxthon International, the browser is available for all major platforms in more than 50 languages. In 2013, after the NSA surveillance scandal broke, the company boasted about its focus on privacy and security, and the use of strong encryption. Researchers at Fidelis Cybersecurity and Poland-based Exatel recently found that Maxthon regularly sends a file named ueipdata.zip to a server in Beijing, China, via HTTP. Further analysis revealed that ueipdata.zip contains an encrypted file named dat.txt. This file stores information on the operating system, CPU, ad blocker status, homepage URL, websites visited by the user (including online...
  • Chrome Bug Makes It Easy to Download Movies From Netflix and Amazon Prime

    06/24/2016 7:39:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Today 10:51am (24 June 2016) | Michael Nunez
    For the past decade, Hollywood’s battle against online pirates has been mainly been focused on leaked DVD screeners and illegal streaming sites. Now a pair of security researchers say they’ve discovered a vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser that allows people to save illegal copies of movies from streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The vulnerability, first reported by Wired, takes advantage of the Widevine EME/CDM technology that Chrome uses to stream encrypted video from content providers. Researchers David Livshits from the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University and Alexandra Mikityuk of Telekom Innovation Laboratories discovered a way...
  • The best 8 secure browsers 2016

    03/08/2016 6:10:51 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    TechWorld ^ | 25 February 2016 | John E Dunn
    Browse the web with privacy and security with these best secure browsers. Protect your privacy online with the eight best secure browsers you can use in 2016.What does the idea of a secure browser mean in 2016? The world is now more complex than it was in 2010 when we last looked at the contenders. People are more oriented to mobile devices running under very different conditions while a range of security features such as URL filtering, download protection and do not track have transformed mainstream desktop browsers such as Chrome, IE and Firefox. In a sense all browsers could...
  • Comodo 'secure' web browser turns off web security

    02/03/2016 7:34:51 PM PST · by Utilizer · 13 replies
    iTnews ^ | Feb 3 2016 6:30PM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Google has called out prominent digital certificates and security vendor Comodo for disabling web security with its web browser, putting users at risk of having their systems compromised by attackers. Comodo markets several web browsers, aimed at boosting security, speed and privacy. The company also offers other security software such as firewalls and anti-virus utilities. Google's Project Zero researchers found the Chromodo web browser, installed as part of the Comodo Internet Security suite and based on the open source Chromium software, dsiables the same-origin policy. Same-origin policy is a cornerstone in web security that stops code on untrusted web sites...
  • LastPass mitigates creds-stealing phishing attack

    01/19/2016 6:51:35 PM PST · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    iTnews ^ | Jan 20 2016 8:59AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Popular credentials manager LastPass has taken steps to counter a "very simple" phishing attack that could see users' passwords, email addresses and two-factor authentication tokens stolen. Researcher Sean Cassidy posted proof of a successful phishing attack using a faked LastPass notification in a web browser earlier this month, following a presentation at hacker conference Schmoocon. By setting up a malicious website that displays notifications telling users their LastPass sessions have expired, Cassidy was able to create a page that lured people into entering their credentials for the password manager. The researcher called the attack LostPass. A successful capture of user...