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How Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari Works

by Daniel Bryant Follow 659 Followers on  Jun 14, 2018

The latest release of Apple’s web browser, Safari 12, will provide “Intelligent Tracking Prevention” (ITP) 2.0, which aims to reduce the ability of third-parties to track web users via cookies and other methods.

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Privacy and Security a Top Priority in macOS Mojave and Safari 12

by Daniel Bryant Follow 659 Followers on  Jun 12, 2018

At their annual Developer Conference WWDC Apple previewed macOS Mojave, the latest version of the company’s desktop operating system, and Safari 12, the updated web browser. Apple has stated that enhanced privacy and security are a top priority with these releases.

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Firefox Introduces Web Authentication API

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 15, 2018

With the Firefox 60 release on May 9, Firefox became the first major browser to support the Web Authentication API. This API enables users to avoid text-based passwords for websites and instead uses a local device with a biometric check or private PIN to generate a secure cryptographic identifier. Support for the API is in development for Chrome and Edge, and under consideration for Safari.

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Service Workers Now Supported across All Major Browsers

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 07, 2018

With the Windows 10 April 2018 Update released on April 30th, and the Safari 11.1 release on March 29, Edge and Safari join Firefox and Chrome in enabling Service Workers by default. Developers can now develop Progressive Web Apps providing offline functionality and expect them to function across all browsers except Internet Explorer and Opera Mini.

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Firefox Releases Facebook Container Extension

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  May 06, 2018

Firefox has released an extension that it claims will stop the company snooping on users’ non-Facebook web traffic. The Facebook Container extension isolates users' identities to a separate container tab, which makes it harder for Facebook to track other web activity.

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Safari 11.1 in iOS 11.3 Enables Payment Request API

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 10, 2018

In the 11.3 version of iOS, released Thursday, March 29, Apple included version 11.1 of Safari which enables the Payment Request API. This allows web developers to allow users to make payments with saved credit cards and mobile wallets, streamlining payment and checkout flows. With Android already supporting it, the Payment Request API is now available for 98% of the US and UK mobile markets.

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Google Releases Puppeteer 1.0

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 27, 2018 1

Puppeteer 1.0 has been released and includes dozens of improvements, including measurement of JavaScript heap and page performance, and code coverage information for JavaScript and CSS.

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With Firefox Version 58, WebAssembly Gets 10X Faster

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018 1

With Firefox 58, Mozilla is shipping a 2-tiered compilation system for WebAssembly that they claim allows them to parse and compile WASM code at 30-60 MB/s, or as fast as it comes in over the wire. Benchmarks indicate around a 10X speedup from previous versions of Firefox, and over 10X faster than Chrome.

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W3C Releases HTML 5.2 As Official Recommendation

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

The W3C released the HTML 5.2 update to the HTML specification as an official recommendation on December 14, 2017. This update adds new features like the dialog element, obsoletes old ones like the HTML plugins system, and integrates work from other W3C committees such as support for the Payments Request API and the Presentation API.

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Firefox Quantum Commits to Cross-Browser Extension Architecture

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 19, 2017 1

With the Firefox 57 “Quantum” release, Firefox now only supports extensions based on the WebExtensions API, joining Chrome and Edge in supporting extension development with pure HTML, CSS, and JavaScript based on a cross-browser shared extension architecture.

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WebAssembly Now Supported across All Browsers

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017 1

With releases on September 19 for Safari and October 31 for Edge, Apple and Microsoft join Google and Mozilla in providing support for WebAssembly in production browsers. All four companies’ browsers can now run code compiled to the wasm binary format.

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W3C Publishes DRM as a Recommendation

by David Iffland Follow 4 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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Google's Puppeteer Joins Crowd of Headless Chrome Tools

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017 1

Google's new tool, Puppeteer, is a custom-built Node API used to control headless Chrome. It joins a number of existing community tools that solve the very painful problem of working with the Chrome DevTools Protocol. The addition of Google's tool will hopefully result in more options and capabilities for web developers.

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Adobe Will No Longer Support Flash after 2020

by Abel Avram Follow 7 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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Babylon.js 3.0 Released, Supports WebGL 2

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 20, 2017

Babylon.js, Microsoft's native JavaScript-based 3D game engine, has reached version 3. The new version supports WebGL 2 and includes a rewritten component for handling physical based rendering (PBR). In addition, developers can use the playground, an in-browser editor, and Spector, a WebGL debugger.

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