The new Preloading feature in Internet Explorer 11 is designed to speed up your web browsing. It also transmits a lot of information to Microsoft.
Reading modes are non-standard and browser vendors can’t even agree on what URI schema to use for it.
Set up redirects for from URLs with too many forward-slashes in the URL path to a URL normalized addresses.
Debian will try to redirect you to the nearest mirror service. However, this can be detrimental to cache-hit ratios when running a local HTTP caching service.
The EFF’s Privacy Badger extension auto-detects and blocks websites that track you across websites. It also breaks more websites the more you use it.
I developed an Android app to detect and troubleshoot HTTP proxy configuration issues.
The tale of how I fought back against website content scrapers to protect my copyright.
Protect yourself against repeated users and bots who don’t get the hint the first couple of times your web server responds with HTTP 403 Forbidden.
Protect your WordPress installation against bots probing for known WordPress core and plugin security vulnerabilities.
An Apache bug caused HTTP/2 websites to drop out of the search index at the Russian Yandex search engine.
A bug in the Apple News crawler caused it to get stuck in a loop sending 100+ requests/second to websites with HTTPS certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.
Apple News app to stop pretending like it’s Safari browser; making it easier to measure success in web analytics.