Chrome To Mute Autoplay Videos By Default

Chrome To Mute Autoplay Videos By Default

The Chrome browser is finally muting the sound of autoplay videos by default. The update, in Chrome version 66, has arrived three months later than planned. During that delay period, users were able to actively choose to mute all autoplay videos on a specific site. Now that will not only be the default, but the […]

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Free eBook: “Penetration Testing Essentials ($27 Value) – FREE For a Limited Time

Free eBook: “Penetration Testing Essentials ($27 Value) – FREE For a Limited Time

Today, get the “Penetration Testing Essentials” ebook (a $27 value) for free! IT Security certifications have stringent requirements and demand a complex body of knowledge. This eBook lays the groundwork for any IT professional hoping to move into a cybersecurity career by developing a robust pen tester skill set. [Free eBook: “Penetration Testing Essentials ($27 […]

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Learn How to Build and Code Websites With these FREE eBooks!

Learn How to Build and Code Websites With these FREE eBooks!

If you want to learn about web development, here are a few free ebooks we have that should put you in the right track! –Free eBook: “Thinking in HTML” For anyone who wants to understand the web and how it works, HTML is an essential place to start. –HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization Cookbook ($15 […]

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Chrome Starts Blocking ‘Intrusive’ Ads

Chrome Starts Blocking ‘Intrusive’ Ads

Chrome is now blocking what Google calls the most annoying ads. It says the browser-based blocks will only apply to the ads that most disrupt people from browsing the web as they intended. The move has been almost a year in the making, with the development process leading Google to decide that in many if […]

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Twitch To Users: Behave Yourself Across The Net

Twitch To Users: Behave Yourself Across The Net

Twitch says it may suspend users for hateful or harassing behavior on other sites and services. It’s also introducing a dress code for users who stream video of themselves. It’s part of a toughening up of the site’s community guidelines that will now involve an “immediate indefinite suspension” for conduct Twitch deems to be hateful. […]

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Twitter Finally Making Money

Twitter Finally Making Money

Twitter has finally turned a profit. It’s more a result of cost-cutting as revenues and user numbers have effectively flatlined. The $91 million profit for the last three months of 2017 was the first profitable quarter in the company’s 12 year history. However, the details suggest this is largely because Twitter has done something other […]

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Google Offers Mute Tool For ‘Reminder’ Ads

Google Offers Mute Tool For ‘Reminder’ Ads

Google is to let users block specific ads for 90 days. It does have some restrictions however. The new feature is designed to cover “reminder ads”, which is where websites can track visitors and then use Google Ads to serve the same ad or a series of follow-up ads (on other sites) to that visitor […]

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Senate May Demand Net Neutrality Return, But To No Avail

Senate May Demand Net Neutrality Return, But To No Avail

Efforts to restore net neutrality rules in Congress are close to passing the first hurdle, though it seems virtually impossible they’ll have any effect. The Federal Communications Commission recently decided by a 3-2 vote to drop its previous rules upholding the principles of net neutrality. A resolution against that decision now has the backing of […]

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Facebook Favors Comments Over Shares In New Ranking System

Facebook Favors Comments Over Shares In New Ranking System

Facebook is rethinking the way it decides which posts users are most likely to see. The big difference is putting more weight on how many comments a post gets rather than how many times it’s shared. The update will affect the default News Feed that users see unless they’ve changed their settings to see all […]

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