Hello, you cheeky strawberry! Here’s this week’s lovely list ‘o’ links for your reading pleasure.
- Firefox blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers – Yay.
- Scroll-To-Text using a URL fragment – link to, and scroll to, arbitrary text in another webpage, even if there is no
idon the element. Implemented in Chrome behind a flag, with a single
#. Shut up and take my money.
- Logical Operations with CSS Variables by Ana Tudor
- Analytics, logs and metrics Uncle Remy compares Google, Netlify and self-hosted GoAccess analytics
- Automatically compress images on Pull Requests – “Calibre’s new GitHub Action allows you to compress raster images with minimal setup automatically. Never ship unoptimised graphics again”
- How to build a voice assistant with open source Rasa and Mozilla tools – “build an assistant that runs locally and ensures the privacy of your data”
- Stalking cheap Chinese GPS child trackers is as easy as 123… 456 – because that’s the default password on 600k+ of these gizmos – “It’s 2019 and, like, duh, insecurity comes as standard”
- Police hijack a botnet and remotely kill 850,000 malware infections
- Sex lives of app users ‘shared with Facebook’ – “Some period-tracking apps are sharing intimate details with Facebook, says Privacy International.”
- Google’s ‘secret web tracking pages’ explained – Brave and Google are having fisticuffs. Google denies naughtiness. Irish Data Protection Commission will decide.
- On “AI” replacing jobs and humans
– “in order to get the damn autonomous cars to work we human beings will be excluded from even more public spaces: Some autonomous car experts are already asking for sidewalks to be basically cages with defined doors that open only when the traffic lights are green so the world becomes simple enough for cars to “understand”
- You Only Need 50% of Job “Requirements” – “You’re as likely to get a job interview meeting 50% of job requirements as meeting 90% of them … for women, you’re as likely to get an interview matching 40% of the job requirements as matching 90%. Note also that, as we’ve seen in previous analysis, women in general have higher interview rates than men”
There won’t be a reading lost for a few weeks as I’m writing this from a train to London, commencing a 3 week jaunt around conferences in Japan and Europe. Until next time, hang loose and stay groovy.