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W3C Publishes DRM as a Recommendation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 22, 2017

After a divided vote, the World Wide Web Consortium has adopted Encrypted Media Extensions as a full recommendation, formalizing closed-source Digital Rights Management into the specification. In response, the EFF has resigned from the W3C.

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Adobe Will No Longer Support Flash after 2020

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 26, 2017 1

Adobe has announced the termination of Flash by the end of 2020. Browser vendors have published timelines outlining the steps to phase out the technology in their respective browsers.

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Mozilla Retools MDN to Improve Web Documentation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 20, 2017

Mozilla has announced their plans to retool MDN, renaming it MDN Web Docs, separating it from the product documentation. Among developers, MDN is known as as one of the go-to places for high quality documentation. Mozilla wants to "solidify MDN as the single best resource for Web docs".

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Safari 11 Adds Missing Features, Improves Privacy by Default

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 12, 2017

Apple has taken the wraps off Safari 11, the newest version of their web browser. Available on iOS and MacOS, the browser now includes WebRTC and WebAssembly. Also included is a new tracking blocker that purports to reduce the ability for third-parties to track users as they move around the web.

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Chrome and Firefox Start Warning of Insecure Sites

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 25, 2017

Starting with Chrome 56 and Firefox 51, browsers will start warning users if they browse a non-HTTPS site that contains a password or credit card input field.

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Microsoft Edge Updates Support for WebVR, Makes Flash Click-to-Run

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 17, 2017

Microsoft has started 2017 by rolling out Windows 10 build 15002 to end users, giving developers a new UWP architecture for Microsoft Edge’s multi-process model and click-to-run Flash content.

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Opera Introduces Neon, an Experimental Concept Browser

by Charles Humble Follow 84 Followers on  Jan 13, 2017

Opera, the Norwegian browser maker acquired last year by a Chinese investment consortium, has introduced a new experimental browser called Opera Neon.

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Polymer 2.0 Introduces Breaking Changes But the Migration Has Been Smoothed

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 23, 2016

Polymer 2.0 replaces Custom Elements API v0 with v1, deprecates Polymer.dom, uses Shadow DOM instead, but the migration path is not so steep as these changes suggest because they have introduced a compatibility layer that enables code created with Polymer 1.7+ to run under 2.0

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Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla Urge Site Operators to Replace SHA–1 Certificates

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 20, 2016 1

Following their SHA–1 deprecation plans announced last year, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla detailed recently their timelines to remove support for SHA–1 certificates from their flagship browsers. Researchers at security firm Venafi found however, that 35% of analyzed websites are still using SHA–1 certificates.

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Firefox Focus, a Private Web Browser for iOS

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 18, 2016

Firefox Focus is a new web browser for iOS that blocks many ad and content trackers by default. Along with its minimal, single tab UI, the browser offers privacy and speed.

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Blisk, A New Browser for Developers

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 08, 2016

Blisk is a Chromium-based browser that brings together the performance of Chrome and the developer support found in Firefox Developer Edition.

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Dart News: Angular 2 Dart and Flutter

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 28, 2016 2

Angular 2 Dart and Flutter were the most important news mentioned at the recent Dart Developer Summit 2016.

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Chrome 54 Kills YouTube Flash Embeds

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Oct 17, 2016

Google has launched Chrome 54, further side lining Flash in the browser by using HTML5 for YouTube embed. The stable release rewrites YouTube Flash embeds, so that when a Flash embed for YouTube is detected, the browser will automatically use HTML5 instead. Google said that the change had been made "to reduce the overall usage of Flash in Chrome."

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Mozilla's Observatory Website Security Analysis Tool Available

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 31, 2016

Mozilla has launched their website security analysis tool. Dubbed Observatory, the tool helps to spread information on best security practices to developers and sys admins in need of guidance.

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Microsoft Edge Extension Toolkit Aims to Bring Chrome Extensions to Edge

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 13, 2016

A new tool for Windows 10 from Microsoft, the Edge Extension Toolkit, aims to make it easier to convert Chrome extensions to Microsoft Edge extensions.

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