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How to Optimize Site Performance for Core Web Vitals

By Rutger / June 8, 2021 / Comments Off on How to Optimize Site Performance for Core Web Vitals

There are many factors that affect website rankings, one of which is, site performance. How does your site perform in terms of speed and accessibility? Just this month  Google established a new user experience metric called Core Web Vitals. Core Web Vitals aims to put the most optimized website in terms of performance on top of…

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Firefox’s new Site Isolation Security Architecture

By Rutger / May 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Firefox’s new Site Isolation Security Architecture

Online there are plenty of untrustworthy websites that could overpass the initial security in your primary browser. Which is why Firefox developed a new Site Isolation Security. With the main purpose of preventing malicious websites from accessing or stealing information from your accounts on other websites.  The process of site Isolation security is separating web…

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WordPress Proposes Blocking Google’s FLoC

By Rutger / April 25, 2021 / Comments Off on WordPress Proposes Blocking Google’s FLoC

In the recent announcement from WordPress, they state that they are treating Google’s new FLoC tracking technology as a security concern and may block it by default on WordPress sites. Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) received a lot of criticism concerning privacy. “FLoC is meant to be a new way to make your browser…

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Am I FLoCed? A New Site to Test Google’s Invasive Experiment

By Rutger / April 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Am I FLoCed? A New Site to Test Google’s Invasive Experiment

 Am I FLoCed is one of an effort to uncover the invasive practices of the adtech industry—Google included. It is a new site where you can check if you are being subjected to the latest advertising experiment, FLoC. What is FloC? Federated Learning of Cohorts or FLoC is Google’s new advertising technology intended to replace…

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DuckDuckGo Browser and Extension

By Rutger / February 25, 2021 / Comments Off on DuckDuckGo Browser and Extension

DuckDuckGo describes itself as “the search engine that doesn’t track you.” Although DDG is better known for its privacy-focused search engine, the company has expanded into making its own Privacy Browser app for Android and IOS. The DDG Privacy Browser has the speed you need, the browsing features you expect (like tabs & bookmarks), and…

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The Search Engine That Doesn’t Track You

By Rutger / February 11, 2021 / Comments Off on The Search Engine That Doesn’t Track You

THERE’S A NEW battleground in the browser wars: user privacy. Just recently, we published an article about Brave browser and how effective its tracker blocking technologies. So here’s another talk of the town privacy-focused search engine that will help you enjoy the internet without having to worry about leaving a digital footprint.  What is DuckDuckGo?…

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Mozilla Firefox 85.00 is Here!

By Rutger / January 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Mozilla Firefox 85.00 is Here!

The popular open-source web browser Mozilla Firefox finally released version 85.00. With significant updates including the much-awaited major privacy enhancement called network partitioning. Check out the major improvements and what’s been added and changed for the latest Firefox 85.00. What’s new? The Adobe’s popular software Flash Player is no longer supported by Firefox 85. “There is…

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Update: Let’s Encrypt Extends Support for Android 7 or Older Devices for Three Years

By Rutger / January 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Update: Let’s Encrypt Extends Support for Android 7 or Older Devices for Three Years

Back in November, Let’s Encrypt an open certificate authority announced an end to its partnership with Identrust and to “Standing on Our Own Two Feet – Let’s Encrypt”. The supposed part ways will cause compatibility issues with Android 7.1.1 or older to not be able to access HTTPS websites.  In its new announcement, Let’s Encrypt has…

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Apple and Cloudflare team up to stop your ISP from seeing which websites you visit

By Rutger / December 16, 2020 / Comments Off on Apple and Cloudflare team up to stop your ISP from seeing which websites you visit

Apple and Cloudflare team up to develop a new internet protocol called “Oblivious DNS-over-HTTPS,” or “ODoH,” which can prevent Internet Service Providers (ISP) from knowing which websites you visit. When visiting a website the request sent can be logged and tells your ISP which websites you visited, down to the hostnames and subdomains. This information…

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Standing on Our Own Two Feet – Let’s Encrypt

By Rutger / November 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Standing on Our Own Two Feet – Let’s Encrypt

[Update] Let’s Encrypt Extends Support for Android 7 or Older Devices for Three Years Let’s Encrypt announced its partnership with IdenTrust will come to an end by September 1, 2021. Except for its own root certificate, Let’s Encrypt has been using a cross-signed certificate from IdenTrust. The decision to part ways is dubbed as the…

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