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#HackerNews #admissions #edge #elite #las #more #parents #prosecutors #pursue #scandal
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Unexpected protection added to Microsoft Edge subverts IE security | Ars Technica
A researcher has uncovered strange and unexpected behavior in Windows 10 that allows remote attackers to steal data stored on hard drives when a user opens a malicious file downloaded with the Edge browser.#technology #computing #browser #Edge
Browser diversity is crucial for an open web. "You are both consumer and producer. You have a say in how the future plays out." ... "an Internet that runs only on Chrome’s engine, Blink, and its offspring, is not the paradise we like to imagine it to be." https://css-tricks.com/the-ecological-impact-of-browser-diversity/ #firefox #chrome #edge
How to enable Reading View in Microsoft Edge Insider | OnMSFT.com
Microsoft’s current Insider build of its upcoming Chromium-powered Edge release has a number of missing features compared to the existing EdgeHTML browser. One such absentee is the fairly popular Reading View, which makes it easier to read webpages by cutting down the clutter.#computing #web #browser #Microsoft #Edge
Reading View is actually already present in Edge Insider. It’s hidden behind an experimental flag, so you need to enable it manually before use.
Aber das spannendste an dieser Story ist eher, dass Microsoft den Edge (für Windows und macOS) auf einem Linuxsystem baut. Und in den Kommentaren meinte sogar jemand, dass Microsoft auch #Windows und #Office unter Linux baut.
Haha, das wäre ja was: Windows wird auf einem Linux Buildserver gebaut.
Microsoft opens a plugin store for the new Chromium-based version of Edge | TechRadar
Seems like it's all MS Edge news today...
If you've installed the new Chromium-based Edge, which Microsoft has just released for testing, there's good news – the company has also chosen today to throw open the doors to a new store, where you'll find a wealth of extensions for your new browser.#computing #web #browser #edge
Microsoft Say Edge May Come to Linux "Eventually" | OMG! Ubuntu!
When Microsoft announced it was switching the foundations of its home-grown Edge browser to a Chromium base we asked if it might allow the app to come to Linux.#computing #web #browser #edge #linux
And now have an answer (of sorts): “maybe”.
Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser is actually really good | Android Authority
Yesterday, Microsoft announced on its blog that the first Canary and Developer builds of its new Chromium-based Edge browser are now available. The Canary and Developer builds get updated daily and weekly, respectively.#computing #web #browser #edge
What’s impressive is how well these early builds are running so far. I haven’t encountered many issues with the Developer build, though we’ll keep an eye out for bugs as we keep using it.
A HTML standard called hyperlink auditing that allows sites to track link clicks is enabled by default on Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, but will soon have no way to disable it. As it is…
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A HTML standard called hyperlink auditing that allows sites to track link clicks is enabled by default on Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Edge, but will soon have no way to disable it. As it is considered a privacy risk, browsers previously allowed you to disable this feature. Now they are going in the opposite direction.
Hyperlink auditing is a HTML standard that allows the creation of special links that ping back to a specified URL when they are clicked on. These pings are done in the form of a POST request to the specified web page that can then examine the request headers to see what page the link was clicked on.
To create a hyperlink auditing URL, you can simply create a normal hyperlink HTML tag, but also include a ping="[url]" variable as shown below.
Ping HTML LinkPing HTML Link
This will render on the page as a normal link to google.com and if you hover over it, will only show you the destination URL. It does not show you the ping back URL of https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/pong.php, so users will not even realize this is happening unless they examine the sites source code.
Hover shows link URL, but not ping back URLHover shows link URL, but not ping back URL
When a user clicks on the above link, the browser will first send a POST request back to the ping URL https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/pong.php as shown below. It will then open the www.google.com page. This means that everytime a user clicks on a hyperlink audited link, the browser will make two requests instead of one.
Example Ping POST RequestExample Ping POST Request
Scripts that receive the ping POST request, can then parse the headers in order to see what page the ping came from and where the hyperlink audited link was going to. The headers associated with the information sent in the ping request are shown below.
[HTTP_PING_FROM]=> https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ping.html [HTTP_PING_TO]=> https://www.google.com/ [CONTENT_TYPE]=> text/ping
As you can see, using Hyperlink Auditing developers can track link clicks from any web property that they have access to.
Most browsers wont let you disable in the future
With privacy and online tracking being such a large problem and major concern for many users, you would think that browser developers would give you the option to disable anything that could affect your privacy.
Unfortunately, this seems to be going in the reverse direction when it comes to hyperlink auditing.
According to developer Jeff Johnson, Safari enabled hyperlink auditing by default, but allowed you to disable it by using the following hidden preference.
defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2HyperlinkAuditingEnabled -bool false
Johnson has stated that this flag no longer works with Safari 12.1.
"Unfortunately, this no longer works in Safari 12.1. I actually discovered the issue in Safari Technology Preview 72, and I filed a Radar on January 2, 2019 as rdar://problem/47000341," Johnson stated in a blog post. "Despite several months notice from me, Apple shipped Safari 12.1 last week to the public with no way to disable hyperlink auditing. I hope to raise awareness about this issue, with the ultimate goal of getting hyperlink auditing disabled by default in Safari. Apple claims that Safari is supposed to protect your privacy and prevent cross-site tracking, but hyperlink auditing is a wide open door to cross-site tracking that still exists. To end this article, Iʼll quote the full text of the Radar that I filed:"
Google Chrome also enables this tracking feature by default, but in the current Chrome 73 version it includes a "Hyperlink auditing" flag that can be used to disable it from the chrome://flags URL.
Chrome 73 Hyperlink Auditing FlagChrome 73 Hyperlink Auditing Flag
In the Chrome 74 Beta and Chrome 75 Canary builds, though, this flag has been removed and there is no way to disable hyperlink auditing.
No Hyperlink auditing flag in Chrome 74No Hyperlink auditing flag in Chrome 74
The current version of Microsoft Edge also enables hyperlink auditing by default and provides no way to disable it that I could find. I also took a look at the upcoming Microsoft Edge Insider build and as itʼs based on Chromium 75, there is no way to disable hyperlink auditing on that browser either.
Like Edge, Opera is also based on Chromium, and the Opera 61 Developer build removes the option to disable hyperlink auditing as well.
Finally, I also tested it the mobile versions of Chrome and Safari and its enabled by default with no way of disabling it.
What this means is that starting next month when Chrome 74 is released to the stable branch, the Edge, Chrome, Opera, and Safari browsers will no longer offer a way of disabling this tracking feature and privacy risk.
Firefox and Brave win the award
Of all the browsers I tested, only Brave and Firefox currently disable it by default and do not appear to have any plans on enabling it in the future.
Firefox 66, Firefox Beta 67, and Firefox Nightly 68 disable Hyperlink auditing by default and allow users to enable it using the browser.send_pings about:config setting.
Firefox 66 SettingFirefox 66 Setting
The privacy focused Brave Browser also disables it by default and does not allow you to enable it at all. It does have a display bug in the brave://flags that show that Hyperlink auditing is enabled, but this is a carryover from Chrome and is not displayed correctly.
Going forward, if privacy is important to you and you want to reduce the risk of being tracked online, then you will need to use Firefox or Brave.
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How to enable dark mode in Windows 10, Microsoft Edge and Office | Android Authority
Although dark mode originally appeared in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update released in 2016, a more recent update expanded this mode throughout the system, including File Manager. It’s simply easier on the eyes — especially when you’re working in low-light conditions – by replacing all the white backgrounds with gray or black.#technology #computing #windows #edge #office
Google users can sign into Firefox and Edge with a security key
Until now, you've had to use Chrome to sign into your Google account with a security key. You won't have to be quite so choosy going forward, though. Google has transitioned to using the new Web Authentication standard for hardware-based sign-ins, making your key useful in Firefox, Edge and other browsers that rely on the format.#technology #web #signon #security #browser #chrome #firefox #edge
Edge computing is a networking philosophy focused on bringing computing as close to the source of data as possible in order to reduce latency and bandwidth use.In simpler terms, edge computing means running fewer processes in the cloud and moving those processes to local places,such as on a user’s computer, an IoT device,or an edge server. Bringing computation to the network’s edge minimizes the amount of long-distance communication that has to happen between a client and server.
#Edge #Computing #IoT #software #technology #cloud #server
A first look at Microsoft’s new Chromium-powered Edge browser - This could be your new default browser on Windows
When you first install the Chromium version of Edge, Microsoft will prompt you to import favorites, passwords, and browsing history from Chrome or Edge (depending on your default). The setup screen also prompts you to pick a style for the default tab page before you start browsing.
Most of the user interface of the browser is a mix of Chrome and Edge, and Microsoft has clearly tried to add its own little touches here and there. There’s a read aloud accessibility option, and it simply reads the page out loud like it does in existing versions of Edge. Some features that you’d expect from Edge are missing, though. Microsoft hasn’t implemented a dark mode just yet, the set aside tabs feature isn’t available, and write on the web with a stylus is missing.
Microsoft also has support for extensions, and a dedicated extensions page for ones that it has approved. You’ll also be able to install Chrome extensions from Google’s online store, just by flipping a switch in the extensions settings.
#edge #edgebrowser #microsoft
Even though Skype for Web seems to work in Firefox, Microsoft won't let you use it.
_. . ._#Microsoft #Edge #Chrome #Chromium #Firefox #Safari # #newBrowserWar #browserWar #ArsTechnica
Last week, Microsoft made a major update to the Web version of its Skype client, bringing HD video calling, call recording, and other features already found on the other clients.
And as if to prove a point, the update works only in Edge and Chrome. Firefox, Safari, and even Opera are locked out. In the past, the Skype team has pointed to codec issues as the reason for inconsistent browser support. But that shouldn't be a concern these days, as both the H.264 and VP8 video codecs are supported in Edge, Chrome, and Firefox. Google Hangouts and Google Meet support plugin-free video calling in Firefox, for example, as have other online services. For a long time, Apple refused to support WebRTC—the underlying browser technology used for real-time voice and video chatting—in Safari. But even that feature gap doesn't exist any more, and Safari should now support everything required.
Further, users who have tried changing their user-agent—the identification string, sent by browsers, that tells Web servers what version of which browser they are—have reported that much of the app works in both Safari and Firefox, with reports that even voice and video calls work in Firefox. It's not clear that everything works, and WebRTC is arguably persnickety enough that Microsoft would have to explicitly test and perhaps tweak its code to work in Firefox or Safari. But ultimately, none of this appears to be a fundamental tech issue.
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The declarativeNetRequest allows Chrome (rather than the extension itself) to decide how to handle network requestsEn d'autres termes le navigateur devra donner son authorisation aux extensions souhaitant bloquer du contenu sur une page. Ces changements affecteront tous les navigateurs basés sur Chromium... c'est à dire presque tous sauf Mozilla Firefox. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Opera et Vivaldi étant propriétaires, il sera impossible de savoir sur quels critères sera basée cette authorisation et impossible donc de vérifier si ils n'empêchent pas de bloquer les contenus et publicités sponsorisés. Google étant avant tout une agence publicitaire et étant à l'origine de la modification, ce sera à coup sûr le cas pour Chrome.
#LogicielLibre #vie-privée #Google #Chrome #Microsoft #Edge #Opera #Vivaldi #Mozilla #Firefox #Safari #Chromium #GAFAM