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Privacy badger: blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. Not just for Facebook, but for every site.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/29

[WayBackPrivacy Badger | Electronic Frontier Foundation: Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.

Chrome first run settings are at

chrome-extension://pkehgijcmpdhfbdbbnkijodmdjhbjlgp/skin/firstRun.html

Via: [WayBack] Arjen Lentz on Twitter: “EFF’s Privacy Badger does this for any site. Also available for Chrome/Chromium.… “

There is a really interesting Y-combinator thread at [WayBack] Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked | Hacker News which goes way deeper in how various browsers and extension combinations can help you getting more hold of your privacy.

A few links via that hacker news link:

–jeroen

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A way to bypass a Chrome interstitial page is to type a secret keyword…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/10

Some sites do not have their TLS security set- up correctly. You can get around the page that Chrome then displays. This is called the “interstitial bypass”, you should use it with great care (not like one of the sites I visited a year ago that got themselves a nice ransomware attack), for instance on machines you can dispose off.

The mechanism has changed over time, from a simple button to a passphrase that changes every now and then.

Some historic links on this:

Via:

A way to bypass a Chrome interstitial page is to type a secret keyword. Until today, this not-no-secret keyword was “badidea”. And it just changed. So h… – François Beaufort – Google+

–jeroen

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Chrome Store Foxified: Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/27

Most of my browser life is in Chrome, but the memory consumption and CPU usage has increased so much over time so it, err, become less than optimal.

Given the new FireFox is supposed to use far less memory and CPU than previous FireFox versions, I want to try it, but since so much of my Chrome life is about Chrome Extensions, I was glad to discover [WayBackChrome Store Foxified

by Nicolas AragoneNoitidart
Enables the Google Chrome Store and Opera Addons Website for Firefox. Point and click to install Opera/Chrome extensions straight into Firefox.

via:

–jeroen

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Did you miss the ‘View Certificate’ button in Chrome? : sysadmin

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/13

[WayBack] Did you miss the ‘View Certificate’ button in Chrome?:

Good news, it’s back for those who want it:

  1. chrome://flags/#show-cert-linkEnable
  2. , restart, Bob’s your uncle.

Via: [WayBackKristian Köhntopp – Google+ chrome://flags/#show-cert-link

It seems I need to update from Version 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit).

–jeroen

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Reminder to self: find out how to disable YouTube auto-play in Chrome 60 and up

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/08

Somewhere around Chrome 60, this extension stopped to work for YouTube videos: Disable HTML5 Autoplay – Chrome Web Store.

It’s [WayBackunmaintained now as Google is supposed to work on an own disable-autoplay function, but this fails too:

More reading:

–jeroen

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