Reminder to switch browsers if you haven’t already!


  • Google Chrome is starting to phase out older, more capable ad blocking extensions in favor of the more limited Manifest V3 system.
  • The Manifest V3 system has been criticized by groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation for restricting the capabilities of web extensions.
  • Google has made concessions to Manifest V3, but limitations on content filtering remain a source of skepticism and concern.
  • @BlueMagma
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    112 months ago

    Sure as long as it’s not my bank or my employer or the gov official website for accessing my taxes…

      • @[email protected]
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        12 months ago

        “WebUSB is a JavaScript application programming interface specification for securely providing access to USB devices from web applications”

        Holy Hannah, NO!!!

        Might as well allow a website to direct write to your hard drive unprompted again.

        Does noone see how BAD this stuff is?

        Stop creating attack vectors with glowing neon signs on them.

        • @[email protected]
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          42 months ago

          Except it’s a very good thing for 2FA USB keys which prevent people from gaining access unless they have physical access to the key. Also useful for USB gamepads etc

        • @[email protected]
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          22 months ago

          Web engines are nearly OSs at this point. It’s aready possible to flash a phone ROM in two clicks with a webpage. Most apps are also already rendered in browser engines anyway, that includes things like steam. The APIs might sound evil until your favorite FOSS project uses them to make your life better.

          Unfortunately, if Mozilla refuses to implement stuff like PWAs or advanced APIs it’s locked out of that side of innovation both good and bad.

          • @[email protected]
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            11 month ago

            It’s aready possible to flash a phone ROM in two clicks

            That’s precisely the kind of access that a web browser should NEVER, EVER have.

            If you think 2 stage download keylogger apps getting into app stores is bad, wait until it can be done with a banner ad. Or by viewing a comment on a post.

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              1 month ago

              You have to specifically permit it on a per site basis, it’s not like a website has those permissions by default. If a banner ad or forum post could enable that permission then they’d be able to access your camera as well as a plethora of other permissions?

              I don’t see any difference between downloading code to run in a web browser vs downloading and running ADB. In fact, running software in a web browser is more sandboxed and with more fine tuned permissions.

    • @[email protected]
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      02 months ago

      I would close my bank account and such to a different bank. It takes literally 5 minutes to open one online.

      And yes, I would not work for a company that doesn’t support Firefox

      I would also keep pestering support of the government website, that one I will have to give to you