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Daring Fireball: Rethinking What We Mean by 'Mobile Web'
We shouldn’t think of “the web” as only what renders in web browsers. We should think of the web as anything transmitted using HTTP and HTTPS. Apps and websites are peers, not competitors. They’re all just clients to the same services.

+1. Finally, a Daring Fireball post I agree with.
daring-fireball  apps  web  http  https  mobile  apple  android  browsers 
april 2014 by jm
GCHQ report on 'MULLENIZE' program to 'stain' anonymous electronic traffic
By modifying the User-Agent: header string, each HTTP transaction is "stained" to allow tracking. huh
gchq  nsa  snooping  sniffing  surveillance  user-agent  http  browsers  leaks 
october 2013 by jm
Tracking the Trackers: To Catch a History Thief | Stanford Center for Internet and Society
jaysus. the Epic Marketplace online ad network performs a history stealing attack to determine if the viewer has recently visited 'pages about getting pregnant and fertility, including at the Mayo Clinic'. very very scummy -- massive privacy violation (via Adam Shostack)
privacy  history  browsers  history-stealing  css  attacks  security  via:adamshostack  epic-marketplace  nai  ads 
july 2011 by jm
TextAid - Google Chrome extension
"It's All Text" for Chrome. annoyingly, Chrome blocks forking of processes by extensions, so a daemon process (provided) needs to be running separately, but otherwise it works nicely. Particularly nice is that the daemon is just written in dependency-hell-free perl rather than Node.JS ;)
text  editing  chrome  extensions  add-ons  browsers  web 
may 2011 by jm
Chrome extension: edit textarea in an external editor
very new, but heading in the right direction (although the idea of using a browser action is probably not correct). This is the last hold-up for me to switch
chrome  web  browsers  google  editing  external  editors  vim  emacs  from delicious
december 2009 by jm

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