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Chrome to limit full ad blocking extensions to enterprise users - 9to5Google
An example of the problems you get when one company effectively controls the browser market. Remember, due to video DRM, Chrome effectively ISN'T open source.
opensource  google  evil  advertising  web  browsers  chrome  via:reddit  firefox 
may 2019 by mcherm
Private by Design: How we built Firefox Sync - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog
Firefox sync keeps data secure from Mozilla by using the passphrase to generate 2 keys - one authenticates to Mozilla's servers and the other is used to encrypt/decrypt *in the client*. Article discusses why they thought this approach was better for users than several alternatives used by other browsers.
privacy  security  encryption  firefox  via:HackerNews  design  architecture  chrome  browsers 
november 2018 by mcherm
Intent to Deprecate and Remove: Trust in existing Symantec-issued Certificates - Google Groups
Google Chrome is going to gradually give less trust to SSL certs issued by Symantec because they've really abused and misused the system (but can't be cut off because they have 30% of all certificates).
internet  ssl  chrome 
march 2017 by mcherm
mac - Disable two-finger swipe on Firefox - Super User
There is a way to disable "two-finger swipe for back" in browsers which is far too easily triggered by mistake: System Preferences / Trackpad / More Gestures and deactivate the checkbox for "Swipe between pages"
mac  browsers  firefox  chrome 
december 2016 by mcherm
Google Online Security Blog: Gradually sunsetting SHA-1
Googly has a plan for Chrome to start gradually trusting certs signed by SHA-1 less and less to persuade people to move off them.
security  cryptography  ssl  google  chrome  via:HackerNews 
september 2014 by mcherm
PyPy.js: Now faster than CPython
JITs galore! This guy has PyPy running on Javascript in the browser. He can run pystone faster than cPython (!!) and he discusses the differences between the Javascript JIT for Firefox and that for Chrome and why Chrome's is (eventually) better.
python  pypy  javascript  firefox  chrome  jit  via:reddit  blogworthy 
may 2014 by mcherm
RaiderSec: How Browsers Store Your Passwords (and Why You Shouldn't Let Them)
The way browsers store your passwords is not secure against a program running under your user, except for Firefox if you use a master password.
browsers  security  cryptography  firefox  chrome  ie  via:HackerNews 
june 2013 by mcherm
Autofill Address Hijacking - Demo
A browser attack on Chrome. Chrome autofills multiple fields together. So create visible fields asking for something like name and hidden fields that capture address, phone, etc.
security  browsers  chrome  via:HackerNews 
april 2012 by mcherm
Comparing the security and privacy of browser synching
A review of password and bookmark sharing across browsers. Firefox is the only one doing it right.
security  privacy  browsers  firefox  chrome  via:twitter 
april 2012 by mcherm
ImperialViolet - Revocation checking and Chrome's CRL
Chrome is dropping real-time checks for SSL cert revocation. They leak info, slow down SSL connections, and don't work when you're under attack anyway.
via:twitter  ssl  security  internet  browser  chrome 
february 2012 by mcherm
A piece with a lot of screenshots about the close tab behaviour in Google Chrome | The Invisible
How Google chrome closes tabs. It's very subtle, but very effective and serves as an example of the power of attention to detail in user interface design.
ui  design  google  usability  browser  chrome  via:HackerNews 
december 2009 by mcherm
How Courgette works: Software Updates: Courgette (The Chromium Projects)
Description of an algorithm Google uses for sending updates to chrome. It is far more effective at compressing these updates than a simple binary diff because it is optimized for the nature of the data being compressed (a compiled executable).
compression  diff  algorithms  google  via:reddit  chrome 
december 2009 by mcherm
Google Has A Solution For Internet Explorer: Turn It Into Chrome
That's both clever and evil. It's a plugin for IE which is the Chrome browser. Like the IETab plugin for Firefox, except backward: it allows people to switch from using IE to using Chrome without having to learn to click on something other than the big blue "e".
browsers  google  Microsoft  ie  chrome  plugins 
september 2009 by mcherm
Chromium Blog: Smaller is Faster (and Safer Too)
Google creates a compression algorithm optimized for distributing binary diffs for patching applications.
via:reddit  chrome  google  compression 
july 2009 by mcherm
Firefox stability to get a boost with multiprocess browsing - Ars Technica
Look, Google's Chrome managed to shake things up at Mozilla. First they added private browsing to Firefox, now they're looking at deeper things like running tabs in independent processes. Even if no one uses Chrome, I will consider it to have been a huge success.
via:ArsTechnica  ArsTechnica  firefox  browsers  personal_net  chrome 
july 2009 by mcherm
Illustrators upset over Google's invitation to contribute free art - Boing Boing
Google invites artists to contribute skins for the Chrome browser. Artists get upset that they're not offering to pay for it. MY opinion is that the artists in question almost certainly use Google's search engine... and do so for free. No one is coercing them, and if some artists want to donate for free, that's fine.
via:boingboing  opensource  free  google  art  chrome 
june 2009 by mcherm
Slashdot | Chrome EULA Reserves the Right To Filter Your Web
Someone points out that Chrome's EULA allows Google to filter any way they like. Just another example of how a one-sided contract is the result of no negotiation.
via:slashdot  slashdot  eula  google  chrome 
april 2009 by mcherm
Interview: what's next for Google Chrome | News | TechRadar UK
An interview about the state of Chrome. Not much interesting I didn't already know.
chrome  personal_net 
february 2009 by mcherm
Chrome antics: did Google reverse-engineer Windows?
Very interesting speculation into whether Google did reverse engineering on Windows to find some of the APIs they had to call to build Chrome. Such reverse engineering is explicitly prohibited by Microsoft's EULA for Windows. Google's Chrome, by the way, has a similar prohibition on reverse engineering (curious, for a product with open source code!).
google  chrome  Microsoft  EULA  law  ip-law  reverseengineering  windows  programming  security  via:digg 
september 2008 by mcherm
Review: Google's Chrome -- the first true Web 2.0 browser
Review of Google Chrome, shortly after it was released.
browsers  chrome 
september 2008 by mcherm
Google offers cutting-edge Chrome, first update | Business Tech - CNET News
Google's approach to letting customers try their beta versions: you can run something that signs you up for a separate "channel" of automatic updates, and they have different levels ("normal", "beta", "dev"). This is a model that might work for other systems also.
chrome  google  programming  distribution 
september 2008 by mcherm
Easter eggs come with new Chrome browser by Google | Google Chrome Browser
Some easter eggs and special commands for the Google Chrome browser.
chrome  personal_net 
september 2008 by mcherm
Code Reuse in Google Chrome Browser - good coders code, great reuse
Open Source: This is how programming works today. Google's new browser uses _25_ different open source libraries, some for key bits (like webkit does the whole HTML rendering).
chrome  programming  op  opensource  google  via:del.icio.us 
september 2008 by mcherm
Google Chrome
Google introduces their new browser: "Google Chrome". And they got Scott McCloud to write a comic to present it.
google  browsers  opensource  firefox  chrome  ScottMcCloud  comic  presentation  googlechrome 
september 2008 by mcherm

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