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Nolan @nolan

This is partly why I don't use password manager extensions. The only extension I have installed is uBlock Origin, and I'm trying to lessen my dependency on that by using a Pi-Hole.

Nolan @nolan

In terms of performance, extensions can be awful. They're basically allowed to inject whatever they want into whatever page they want. I once profiled a site that took 2x longer to load when using a popular password manager extension (meaning seconds of extra page load!).

As a browser vendor, if a customer complains about performance, your first question is "what extensions do you have installed?" Often, uninstalling extensions fixes the perf problem.

Nolan @nolan

First off, it's understandable why Chrome would want to clamp down on the capabilities of browser extensions. Extensions are a huge source of security, privacy, and performance problems. It's way easier to sneak malware into the Chrome Web Store than into the Chromium codebase. And even if an extension vendor is ethical today, they may sell their extension to someone unethical tomorrow.

Nolan @nolan

"WebExtensions v3 considered harmful" by Daniel Glazman glazman.org/weblog/dotclear/in

This is a good overview of Web Extensions from an extension vendor perspective, but I want to offer the perspective of a browser vendor. (thread)

Rabbit Claws @rabbitclaws

“★ Pentagram’s ‘Range of Possibilities’ for Slack” daringfireball.net/2019/01/pen

“I’d look around the room for hidden cameras, presuming that I was being pranked. If I weren’t being pranked, I’d be furious” - Gruber

Adrian Roselli @aardrian

Algorithms cannot be racist: twitter.com/RealSaavedra/statu
They can only be anti-white-nationalist: twitter.com/search?q=algorithm
🤔
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RT @RealSaavedra@twitter.com
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claims that algorithms, which are driven by math, are racist
twitter.com/RealSaavedra/statu

Vanitas @Vanitas

Müde

puresick @puresick
Les Orchard @lmorchard

Welp. I just pushed this the end-of-life site live to Test Pilot production. (Does that make it undead?) testpilot.firefox.com/

David Chartier @chartier

@Alonealastalovedalongthe Yep. I have gone almost entirely . I’m pretty sure YouTube is the only thing I still begrudgingly use and admittedly enjoy.

Thomas Steiner @tomayac

Very excited about this Intent to Ship 🚢: IntersectionObserver V2, here’s the Explainer github.com/szager-chromium/Int

RT @intenttoship@twitter.com

Blink: Intent to Ship: IntersectionObserver V2 groups.google.com/a/chromium.o

Thomas Steiner @tomayac

RT @guardian@twitter.com

Don’t trust Daily Mail website, Microsoft browser warns users trib.al/4NpxtC0

Adrian Roselli @aardrian

A thing you can learn at a11y.reviews today:
@Formstack@twitter.com is ok on accessibility, but @SurveyGizmo@twitter.com is better.

You can (should) contribute!

Vanitas @Vanitas

Zahnarzt Rechnung kam

David Chartier @chartier

The Great Shutdown begins October 2019 arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/0

The only way I can understand Google’s overarching messaging strategy is that it is done out of spite for humanity and our need to communicate.

Alonealastalovedalongthe @Alonealastalovedalongthe

I still run into forms of water I have never seen before like these weird ice drops. Water is pretty cool.

Tiffany @webinista
wnba, sportsball Show More

Liz Cambage if the Dallas Wings wants a trade.

The Sparks just hired the coach who she returned to the WNBA to play for (as an assistant).

Her current team (Dallas Wings) has the Sparks' old coach.

She's friends with Candace Parker and the Sparks need a true center.

But a trade for Cambage could require trading someone good, perhaps someone with ties to Texas (Ogwumike, Sims). 😬

If they have to give up anyone, I am hoping it's Lavender and Vadeeva.

UNLESS...

Nolan @nolan

"A brief history of wi-fi privacy vulnerabilities" by Robert Heaton robertheaton.com/2019/01/15/a-

Interesting to see all these vulnerabilities catalogued in one place, as well as which ones are being phased out.

daniel mills @shakesss

I have hijacked a hidden corner in the office as my new working spot.

SECRET NOOK!