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Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Edge to make hyperlink auditing compulsorily enabled

Last week, Bleeping Computer reported that the latest versions of Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge will not allow users to disable hyperlink...
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Django 2.2 is now out with classes for custom database constraints

Yesterday, the Django team announced the release of Django 2.2. This release comes with classes for custom database constraints, Watchman compatibility for runserver, and...

F5 Networks is acquiring NGINX, a popular web server software for $670 million

Yesterday, F5 Networks, the company that offers businesses cloud and security application services, announced that it is set to acquire NGNIX, the company behind...
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Mozilla considers blocking DarkMatter after Reuters reported its link with a secret hacking operation,...

Back in January this year, Reuters in an investigative piece shared that DarkMatter was providing staff for a secret hacking operation called Project Raven....
Firefox Nightly browser: Debugging your app is now fun with Mozilla’s new ‘time travel’ feature

Mozilla Firefox will soon support ‘letterboxing’, an anti-fingerprinting technique of the Tor Browser

Yesterday, ZDNet shared that Mozilla will be adding a new anti-fingerprinting technique called letterboxing to Firefox 67, which is set to release in May...
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Introducing Zero Server, a zero-configuration server for React, Node.js, HTML, and Markdown

Developers behind the CodeInterview.io and RemoteInterview.io websites have come up with Zero, a web framework to simplify modern web development. Zero takes the overhead...
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Introducing Mint, a new HTTP client for Elixir

Yesterday, the team at Elixir introduced Mint as their new low-level HTTP client that provides a small and functional core. It is connection based...
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Google Chrome developers “clarify” the speculations around Manifest V3 after a study nullifies their...

On Friday, a study was published on WhoTracks.me where the performance of the most commonly used ad blockers was analyzed. This study was motivated...

How Deliveroo migrated from Ruby to Rust without breaking production

Yesterday, the Deliveroo engineering team shared their experience about how they migrated their Tier 1 service from Ruby to Rust without breaking production. Deliveroo...
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How you can replace a hot path in JavaScript with WebAssembly

Yesterday, Das Surma, a Web Advocate at Google, shared how he and his team replaced a JavaScript hot path in the Squoosh app with...

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Tor Browser 8.5, the first stable version for Android, is now...

Yesterday, the Tor team announced the release of Tor Browser 8.5, which marks the first stable release for Android. Tor Browser 8.5 was also...

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