Tag: firefox

Get news keep ad blocker

Starting June 30, 2016 Indian news site have put in ad blocker mechanisms. So if you don’t want to be tracked you can’t access their news. 

IMHO its no big loss as you can read most of the really important news on sites like the BBC and CNN :p

Or you can use an ad blocker like uBlock Origin on Mozilla Firefox like I do. The plugin is also available on Chrome and on Opera (are there any other noteworthy browsers?)

Of the many ad blockers (free and paid) available ‘Origin is the best. Its completely replaced Ghostery and Disconnect for me. Both add considerable resource overhead (no-no when using an older computer with under 2 GB RAM).  

Update@July 12/16: Times of India web edidition isn’t being bypassed by the ad blocker 🙁 but if you click the stop button when the page loads you can read without ads. 

And ‘Origin let’s you white list specific pages via Ctrl+Click. Not exact but it should tide you over until the news providers come to their senses.

Vaccinate against POODLE attacks

POODLE is the latest Internet threat that targets our need to prefer secure (aka https) connections over unsecured (aka http) ones. POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) specifically targets a weakness in the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) 3.0 protocol by exploiting a hard-coded flaw within SSL 3.0 to gain access to your data through browser cookies! (more…)

Mozilla Firefox now supports responsive website testing

Firefox 19 Beta Responsive View
Responsive View feature Firefox 19 Beta

While testing the Firefox Nightly (v16) Beta I learned you can test websites for responsiveness (aka mobile and tablet compatibility) from within Firefox. Until now I mostly used the hosted QuirkTools Screenfly application.

You can view a specific site in variety of views that cover the most common mobile, tablet and notebook screen display sizes. You can also rotate the display to landscape view (supported by several mobile/tablet devices). You can also set a custom size by dragging the bottom right window edge. (more…)