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Netflix brings better streaming experience using TLS 1.3

At Netflix, we are obsessed with the best streaming experiences. We want playback to start instantly and to never stop unexpectedly in any network environment. We are also committed to protecting users’ privacy and service security without sacrificing any part of the playback experience. To achieve that, we are efficiently using ABR (adaptive bitrate streaming) for a better playback experience, DRM (Digital Right Management)...

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Linux files integration in File Explorer coming to Windows 10

Linux files integration has appeared in a Windows 10 Insider build into the built-in File Explorer. Previously they revealed plans to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10. A new Linux icon will be available in the left-hand navigation pane in File Explorer, providing access to the root file system for any distros that are installed in Windows 10. The icon that will...

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Cloudflare moves from reCaptcha to hCaptcha

A recent Cloudflare blog talks about their decision to move to hCaptcha. We recently migrated the CAPTCHA provider we use from Google’s reCAPTCHA to a service provided by the independent hCaptcha. We’re excited about this change because it helps address a privacy concern inherent to relying on a Google service that we’ve had for some time and also gives us more flexibility to customize...

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After years of Google Chrome, Firefox beats Chrome

In this, an MSN blogger will talk about how his experiences with Firefox have lead him to feel that Firefox beats Chrome. Yesterday I used Google Chrome to download the newly released Firefox 74 and I don’t want to switch back. Let me back track a little. I used to be a Netscape Navigator guy, then I moved to Internet Explorer and enjoyed those...

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Google admits to more Chrome tracking

Google openly admits user suspicions about Chrome tracking. Google has stopped claiming that an identifier it uses internally to track experimental features and variations in its Chrome browser contains no personally identifiable information. In February, Arnaud Granal, a software developer who works on a Chromium-based browser called Kiwi, claimed the X-client-data header, which Chrome sends to Google when a Google webpage has been requested,...

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Windows safer from malware than Macs

What do you think when you hear they found Windows safer than Mac? The Mac vs. PC debate isn’t nearly as intense as it was earlier in the 21st century, but a new malware report could stoke the flames a little bit for the first time in years. Antivirus company Malwarebytes released a big ol’ report about the prevalence of different types of malware...

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YouTube’s classic interface phased out in March 2020

Google will be removing the classic interface from YouTube in March of 2020. Google introduced a new look for YouTube in 2017 for desktop browsers, which polarized its audience who either hated or loved the new experience. The company went on to make numerous tweaks, the last of which made video thumbnails a bit too large for comfort, prompting a wave of outrage from...

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Bug prevents proper Windows 7 shutdown

A Windows 7 shutdown bug has appeared that will require an out of service fix from Microsoft. Microsoft was supposed to have ended Windows 7 support in mid-January, but it can’t seem to completely let go — and neither can some PCs, apparently. Many users on Microsoft’s forums, Reddit and elsewhere are reporting that their Windows 7 systems refuse to shut down or reboot...

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Anti-Malware Toolkit 2

The Anti-Malware Toolkit 2 has been released! Lunarsoft has always had the goal of helping users rid their computers of malware by suggesting a variety of tools. The search for the right program can be daunting for some users, and takes valuable time. It’s already stressful enough when your computer gets infected by malicious software. Rather than have those users suffer by searching several...

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Mozilla pulls Avast Software addons for excessive tracking

Browser security extensions aren’t automatically safer — they might even make things worse. Mozilla pulls Avast’s Online Security and SafePrice extensions for Firefox, plus their AVG-branded equivalents, after AdBlock Plus creator Wladimir Palant found they were collecting much more data than necessary. This included a detailed web history that went well beyond site addresses and search history, including when and how long you visit...