The Brave browser beta has added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer protocol alternative to the traditional centralized web server.
The Brave browsers blocks the scripts that usually tracks web browser market share trends. I’ve independently measured Brave’s market share among readers.
The new Microsoft Edge doesn’t currently support Windows Timeline. Here’s an extension that reintegrates the browser with Windows Timeline/Task View.
In 2015, BitTorrent Inc introduced a P2P-revolution for website distribution. But it got side-tracked by investors ogling the “content” business along the way.
The new Firefox version for Android comes with big changes under the hood, but also drops support for thousands of extensions, and is less configurable.
A new HTTP header enables websites to redirect their visitors using the Tor Browser to their more secure Onion site.
Night mode in Samsung browser explained. How it breaks page contrast and accessibility, pastelify SVG colors, and why web developers can’t do anything about it.
A 3-years retrospective of EdgeDeflector. The tiny utility program that lets you take back control over the default web browser setting in Windows 10.
A decade ago, the Opera web browser shipped a virtual fridge and a built-in web server in the browser.
Windows opened from your website can redirect the opening tab to a new destination. Mitigations break window.open() functionality like sizing and positioning.
A case study in how timely Firefox derived web browsers ship critical security updates.
You must implement the Beacon API the way WebKit deems to be “the right way” to make it work on iOS, Safari, and WebKit browsers.
A small AdSense publishers’ perspective on Firefox’s new cookie-blocking policy change.
Stave off the looming Chromium monoculture with a Firefox-based web browser. Here’s a look at four of them: Cliqz, Tor Browser, Pale Moon, and Waterfox.
Third-party web browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome slows down your Mac’s Time Machine backups by dumping their files in all the wrong places.
Modern lossless compression reduces the gap between new WebP image format, and JPEG and PNG images.
Any HTTP Content-Security-Policy blocks the default <audio>/<video> controls in Safari unless you deliberately make it less secure.
A Windows 10 security feature blocks WebP image files from loading in Microsoft Edge and modern apps.
Firefox Reading Mode now prefers Dublin Core and Open Graph Protocol metadata when available.
Browser reading modes are inconsistent and you never know what you’ll get when you click on the Reading Mode button.
How do browser reading modes detect metadata like the article title, publication date, and author?
How do browser reading modes determine what is the main page content?
Browser reading modes use a completely non-standard rendering mode and implementations vary greatly from browser to browser.
How to use U2F security keys with Firefox and Google’s Advanced Account Protection.
Brave browser pretends to be Google Chrome to avoid being blocked. You can, however, still detect it by analyzing its uniqueness.
A look at the new Google AdSense APIs for obtaining GDPR and ePrivacy consent with custom-built data-sharing consent-screens.
Chrome goes against Google’s ad-business-interests and introduces a distraction/ad-free reading mode experience in Chrome for Android.
Firefox’s FPI system keeps websites from tracking your movements across websites. This gives excellent privacy protections but at a cost of web compatibility.
Here is what you can do to protect yourself against websites injecting tracking-code into the software installers you download.
Popular software vendors inject unique tracking identifiers when you download their installers to track you all the from the web and onto the desktop.
Firefox removed the ability to add new search engines with OpenSearch when it removed the separate search field. It has now restored OpenSearch discovery support.
Firefox and Safari already integrate with the Google Safe Browsing fraud/malware protection service. Should they also adopt its new bad-ads blocking system?
Get all the details on how Google Chrome’s new ad-blocking system works.
The latest Firefox update presents tons of distractions every time you open up a new browser tab.
Firefox has a built-in content blocker but you’ll need external tools to make it work.
Improve your privacy by reducing how long Firefox retains cookies. Who needs to store them for decades? Firefox can cap it at a custom interval.
Report Windows SmartScreen false-positives to Microsoft when the security suite gets your software wrong.
Firefox Focus browser, built on WebKit, for Android has been downloaded 1 million times in a month. Whatever happen to Mozilla’s commitment to GeckoView?
Update to the latest version of EdgeDeflector for compatibility with Windows 10 build 16241 onwards.
Configure Firefox to check for extension updates more often than once per day.
Experimental browser extension from Mozilla and the Internet Archive helps you find archived copies of dead links as you browse with Firefox.
EdgeDeflector stops Windows 10 from forces-opening links in Microsoft Edge, and makes Windows respect the system-wide default web browser setting instead.
Brave Software has only attracted 120 publishers to join their Rewards program that gets rid of all ads.
The new Brave browser rewards websites that load quickly at the detriment of slower websites.
Newcomer to the browser market Brave wants people to pay creators and websites directly. Removes most ads in the process.
BriskBard is a new proprietary web layout engine with a near-perfect Acid2-test score. Can it reignite the web browser engine wars?
All the leading web browsers protect you against web fraud and websites known to distribute malware. You don’t get this protection with the smaller browsers.
Get the details on how GNMOE Web (formerly Epiphany) uses favicons and other website assets when installing websites as web apps on the Linux desktop.
IPv6-capable websites can break the website security information displayed in the Netcraft anti-phishing toolbar for Firefox and Chrome.
New tabs in web browsers used to be just blank. Now there’s a rush to bring you news on the new tab.
Sleipnir auto-discovers RSS feeds from your most visited websites and curates a personal news feed on its New Tab page.
How Microsoft Edge detects and uses favicons, colors, and other website assets for use on its new tab page.
Reading modes are non-standard and browser vendors can’t even agree on what URI schema to use for it.
Make your website appear as a suggested search engine in Microsoft Edge using a OpenSearch auto-discovery.
Apple wants you to use Safari real bad and send aggressive marketing notifications if you’re using a third-party web browser.
Apple knows malicious software will try to change your default web browser. However, do the new settings-preserving protections go too far?
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.
Here’s how to make your website appear as a suggested search provider in Safari’s new Quick Website Search feature.
Safari 8 wants you to use more than one search engine. Its address field auto-discovers and installs OpenSearch providers to get you where you’re going quicker.
Opera re-releases new builds for Linux desktop users after dropping support for one year during the Presto–Chromium transition.
macOS has a weird default browser plug-in that loads itself into all web browsers. Apple uses the plugin to monitor what web browsers people are using.
I investigated how web browsers treat your configures location sharing permissions and policies in private browsing mode.