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  • Mozilla Shrinks to Survive Amid Declining Firefox Usage

    08/19/2020 4:20:43 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 114 replies
    ITProToday ^ | 18 August 2020 | Christine Hall
    Mozilla has been watching the user share of its flagship Firefox web browser shrink for a while, so it was hardly a surprise last week when the company announced it was doing some belt tightening that would result in another round of layoffs. What was a surprise were the numbers involved: The company is laying off about 250 employees, for a staff reduction of 25%, and is completely closing its operations in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, 60 employees will be shifted to new jobs, and the company will reduce spending on such things as developer tools, internal tooling and platform...
  • Privacy browser Brave busted for autocompleting URLs to versions it profits from

    06/09/2020 6:49:48 AM PDT · by rarestia · 59 replies
    ZDNet ^ | June 8, 2020 | Liam Tung
    Chromium-based Brave stumbles in its efforts to shake up the browser business with cryptocurrency and privacy. Brave, the privacy-focused Chromium browser from Mozilla co-founder and JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, has come under fire for automatically redirecting URLs typed into the browser's address bar to a version of the URL it profits from. Brave is trying to carve out a new business model by offering users the choice of viewing ads in exchange for Brave's cryptocurrency, the Basic Attention Token (BAT). Users can also tip websites they regularly visit in BAT credits based on the idea that website visitors want to...
  • The Civilized World Lost A Friend Today; RIP Phil Haney

    The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil,( Isaiah 557:1)Philip Haney, a Devout Christian, Patriot Soldier, Founding member of The Department of Homeland Security, has been found dad of a gunshot to the chest along a highway in California. The Civilized world may not know it, but we have lost a dear friend, a man standing on the wall for us, a real soldier. Philip was already a accomplished etymologist when the terror of 9-11 shocked our nation...
  • Firefox will let users delete collected data thanks to California's new privacy law

    01/03/2020 9:04:31 AM PST · by Openurmind · 28 replies
    Cnet ^ | Jan 2, 2020 | Oscar Gonzalez , Laura Hautala
    Mozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser, says it's giving all users more control of their own data. The change is spurred by the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, which went into effect Wednesday. The new data privacy law gives California residents the right to know what personal data tech companies collect. It also enables people to ask companies to delete their data and not sell it. Mozilla said changes it's making under the CCPA will apply to every Firefox user, not just those in California. In a blog post Tuesday, Mozilla said it'll give Firefox users the option...
  • Duck Duck Go offers Mac users even more privacy (why Google when you can Duck?)

    11/11/2019 6:17:54 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 38 replies
    Computerworld ^ | November 7, 2019 | Jonny Evans
    People are finally waking up to the importance of privacy and the risk of entities over whom we have no control hoovering up the details of our digital lives, and that’s why the latest news from Duck Duck Go is so worthwhile. Apple’s good privacy just got better We know Apple is working to protect privacy – its newly updated privacy website shares a huge amount of information on its efforts, while the newly-published Safari white paper confirms the browser’s privacy protections include (among other things): Protection from cross-site tracking. Ad measurement tools that respect user privacy. Secure payments. Sign-in...
  • Gabbard fundraises off Clinton attack: 'I challenge her' to 'face me directly'

    10/19/2019 9:28:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is fundraising off her feud with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking supporters to donate to her presidential campaign and calling on Clinton to "face her directly" in the 2020 Democratic primary. "Hillary Clinton accused Tulsi Gabbard — a combat veteran, soldier and Major in the Army National Guard — of being 'groomed' to be a 'Russian asset,'" reads a fundraising email sent by Gabbard's campaign on Saturday. "Tulsi fights back and demands Hillary join the race and face her directly." Gabbard in the email said that Clinton "finally came out from behind the curtain...
  • Windows 10 And All Browsers Are Repeatedly Crashing

    09/09/2019 4:02:58 AM PDT · by Windflier · 167 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9 September 2019 | Windy
    Help! I have a three week old HP laptop that was working beautifully until the Microsoft update on 27 August 2019. Since then my browser tabs have been crashing repeatedly throughout every session, and periodically, the computer crashes too. I'm a simple user with just enough savvy to post here and build simple websites. I don't have the skills to sort this out, and need some help, please. I've already tried doing a system restore to an earlier date, but the computer keeps crashing before it completes. I've run CCleaner and Malwarebytes too many times to count. I've sent countless...
  • Anybody else using Brave browser?

    08/04/2019 11:04:45 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 42 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/5/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I just downloaded and started using Brave. All I've done is make it the default browser and import bookmarks from Chrome. Are there any other settings I should know about or addons to make it run better? In their addons they recommended Microsoft Edge but since I've never used it before I don't see why I would be using it now. Should I add that on for some reason? I am also using AdGuard 7.0, which I installed before Brave. Is the built in ad blocker for Brave good enough to make AdGuard redundant? I've never had any problems with...
  • [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.
  • Have Been Using Brave. Auto Update Yesterday, and cannot change homepage and tracking

    12/09/2018 7:38:49 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 48 replies
    I have been using Brave with no issues but the scrolling problem. Yesterday Brave updated. Now I cannot change the homepage, it is one of theirs, I was able to change goog to duck duck go, but it now lists and autofills when I search and I cannot turn that off There doesn't seem to be a place to do these simple things anymore. Although the scrolling problem went away.
  • Cryptocosm: George Gilder’s Life After Google Shows How Blockchain Will Transform Your World

    12/02/2018 4:13:05 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 02, 2018 | Ralph Benko
    Blockchain technology has been the talk of the tech world for the last several years. That said, it is also something of a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. There are plenty of great books that effectively promote it, such as Don and Alex Tapscott’s nearly canonical Blockchain Revolution, published in 2016. Fast forward the revolution by two years. There’s more to say. George Gilder, in the most important recent book on blockchain, is here to say it. He not only dazzles but demystifies the blockchain, making vivid exactly how it is going to transform the internet and...
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google

    11/08/2018 11:37:03 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Brendan Hesse
    Despite all the convenience and quality of Google's sprawling ecosystem, some users are fed up with the fishy privacy policies the company has recently Since Google owns some of the best and most-used apps, websites, and internet services, making a clean break is difficult -- but not impossible. We're going to take a look at how to leave the most popular Google services behind, and how to keep Google from tracking your data. We've also spent serious time researching and testing great alternatives to Google's offerings, so you can leave the Big G without having to buy new devices or...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Life after Google: 10 Laws of the Cryptocosm'

    10/16/2018 6:46:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 17, 2018 | George Gilder
    Google’s security foibles, its “aggregate and advertise” model, its avoidance of price signals, its silos of customer data, and its visions of machine mind are unlikely to survive the root-and-branch revolution of distributed peer-to-peer technology, which I call the “cryptocosm.” Today, all around us, scores of thousands of engineers and entrepreneurs are contriving a new system of the world that transcends the limits and illusions of the Google realm. In the Google era, the prime rule of the Internet is “Communications first.” That means everything is free to be copied, moved, and mutated. While most of us welcome “free” on...
  • Privacy-Focused ‘Brave’ Browser Files Complaint Against Google Ad Data Harvesting

    09/13/2018 7:40:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Sep 2018 | Nate Church
    Bad news for Google and other internet advertisers: Brave is pushing to make farming user data a whole lot harder. Founder Brandon Eich wants to bring the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the doorstep of some of the most powerful companies in the world. “There is a massive and systematic data breach at the heart of the behavioral advertising industry. Despite the two-year lead-in period before the GDPR, adtech companies have failed to comply,” Brave’s chief policy officer Johnny Ryan told Reuters. Eich and Brave are calling out the way that personal data is harvested by various websites...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Haley to Iran: ‘The United States Stands Unapologetically With Those in Iran Who Seek Freedom...

    01/05/2018 6:25:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/5/18 | Cameron Cawthorne
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Friday delivered a warning to Iran and said that no government can deny human rights to its citizens.Haley made her remarks at a United Nations Security Council meeting that was scheduled after the U.S. requested an emergency session to discuss the protests in Iran.NBC News posted a clip on Twitter of Haley telling Iran that the United States "stands unapologetically with those in Iran who seek freedom for themselves."(video at link)"Today the people of Iran are speaking to their government and their message is undeniable," Haley said. "Stop the support for terrorism. Stop giving...
  • What I saw yesterday in Charlottesville

    08/13/2017 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 300 replies
    Myself | 8/13/2017
    I am not a writer but will do the best I can. I arrived about 10:30ish. Was actually surprised that I was able to find a parking space relatively close to Lee Park. In fact I thought that perhaps the turnout wouldn't be as big as I was anticipating because I didn't see much at first and I was only 5 blocks from ground zero but I was wrong. By the time I had walked one block toward the park the police presence was strong. Many in riot type gear. They had most streets and walkways blocked off funneling everyone...
  • Free Republic Errors Now When Using Brave Browser

    01/22/2017 4:35:58 PM PST · by stayathomemom · 28 replies
    Me | 1 22 2017 | Me
    Since Free Republic has come back online, I can no longer access it using the Brave browser. The page loads, but as soon as my sidebar appears, the page errors and I get this message: The HTTP response body is transferred with Chunked-Encoding, but the terminating zero-length chunk was never sent when the connection is closed. Has anyone else experienced this and have a solution or an explanation?