Browsers

  • Unlock Facebook With a Physical Security Key?

    … Facebook announced support for physical security keys with certain web browsers and mobile devices. Security engineer Brad Hill said in a Facebook Security note that the option is an alternative to the two-factor authentication solution it currently offers, whereby users receive security codes for login approvals via text messages. He wrote…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google Facebook- 36 readers -
  • Why Facebook Is Loading Faster on Chrome, Firefox

    … of browser caches and revalidation. Maurer and Schloss defined revalidation as when browsers repeatedly request the same content, such as logos or JavaScript code that are reused across multiple pages, and they discussed how they tweaked the browsers’ expiration times and validators for that content so that unnecessary time and bandwidth was not devoted…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Google Facebook- 23 readers -
  • Mozilla Launches Firefox Focus Private Web Browser for iOS

    … Mozilla announced the release of Firefox Focus, a private web browser for iOS devices. The application was designed to block ad trackers and other trackers that “follow” users around the web. The Firefox Focus browser contains no traditional tabs, menus or pop-ups. Instead, when users open the app, they are presented with a text-entry field…

    AllFacebook- 13 readers -
  • LinkedIn Revises Cookie Policy

    … that the professional network uses cookies to “ensure that everyone who uses LinkedIn has the best possible experience,” and she wrote of the changes: We want to make sure that you have complete awareness of how our policy works and offer additional ways to opt-out. Soon, if you are a LinkedIn member but log out of your account on a browser, LinkedIn may still…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 11 readers -
  • Facebook Beta-Testing Desktop App Facebook Games Arcade

    … file, the stand-alone app launched. Facebook Games Arcade features: A large, rotating banner for single selected games across the top. My Games, or games on the Facebook platform that the user already plays. The games’ appearances and game play are identical to when they are accessed via Facebook.com. A recommended games row. Rows that suggest games…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 29 readers -
  • Dissection of a Facebook Spammer and What You Can Learn From It

    Have you seen a rise in sneaky ads on Facebook? I saw this link bait on Facebook, apparently on a feud between Stephen Curry and LeBron James–two National Basketball Association superstars. And it brought me to what looks like ESPN. The URL is a bit suspect, but most people won’t notice that, especially in modern browsers.

    Dennis Yu/ AllFacebook- 20 readers -
  • Opera Adds Ad Blocking Capabilities to Browser

    … Opera has come out swinging in the war against online advertising. The browser has added a brand new feature in the latest version of Opera that will block ads from being displayed, via the browser itself, rather than by a third part addon or extension. They also say they are the first browser to add this feature. We are the first major…

    Jennifer Slegg/ The SEM Post- 16 readers -
  • Facebook Audience Network Adds Support for Mobile Web

    … Facebook announced Tuesday that its Facebook Audience Network mobile ad network added support for the mobile Web. The social network officially introduced Facebook Audience Network at F8 in April 2014, and it revealed earlier this month that the ad network reached a $1 billion annual run rate during the fourth quarter of 2015. Software…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Why Facebook Moved Web Video to HTML5 From Flash

    … Facebook recently switched all of its Web video from Adobe Flash to HTML5, and front-end engineer Daniel Baulig explained why in a blog post. Baulig wrote that the benefits of moving to HTML5 included quicker development, a better testing infrastructure and far greater accessibility for impaired users. He added that Facebook had to overcome…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 27 readers -
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