Archive | Internet

This is our web-based news category. We post news, reviews, tips and tricks, and tutorials about Internet services in here. This includes news about popular Internet companies and services such as Twitter, Dropbox, Yahoo or Evernote, reviews of Internet services that let you do “things” online, and tutorials and tools that provide you with the knowledge and means to make the most out of the Internet.

The majority of articles listed here are Internet service news, announcements of changes for instance, or new services that have just been released and are ready for use.

But Internet also covers P2P and file sharing and hosting news, reviews, and tutorials. Here you find Bittorrent news for instance, information about the place no one talks about, the Usenet, or news about file hosts such as Rapidshare or Mega.

ublock blocking csp

The popular content blocking extension uBlock Origin blocks CSP reporting on websites that make use of it if it injects neutered scripts. CSP, Content Security Policy, can be used by web developers to whitelist code that is allowed to run on web properties. The idea behind the feature is to prevent attackers from injecting JavaScript […]


aol instant messenger aim shutdown

AOL announced yesterday that it will shut down the company's messaging service AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) on December 15th, 2017. AOL Instant Messenger was initially part of AOL Desktop before it was released as a standalone software program for Windows in 1997. It became a popular messaging client in a crowded market, as it competed […]


microsoft edge ios android

Microsoft announced plans today to release a version of the company's Microsoft Edge web browser for Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system. The release for Apple's iOS operating system seems to be available already, the Android release is still under development. Both releases are currently only available to Windows Insiders who run a copy […]


commercial password managers

German testing authority Stiftung Warentest looked closely at nine commercial password managers in its most recent print issue. The password managers that it reviewed and looked were: Dashlane Premium, McAfee True Key Premium, Keeper Security, LastPass Premium, 1Password, SafeInCloud, F-Secure Key Premium, Kaspersky Password Manager, and Enpass. Only the first four mentioned password managers received […]


edge extensions

Microsoft launched extension support in Windows 10's default system browser Microsoft Edge back in 2016 with the release of the Anniversary Update of Windows 10. The new version of Edge launched with support for just a handful of extensions, and things did not speed up at all over the course of the year. It was […]


pale moon 27.5

Pale Moon 27.5.0, released on September 26th, 2017, is the latest version of the popular cross-platform web browser. The new version is a major update according to the release notes. Pale Moon users can run checks for updates in the browser to have the new version picked up and installed directly; anyone else may head […]


hosts file block bitcoin mining

Bitcoin mining can be profitable, and that is likely the reason why we have seen desktop miners and now also browser miners being pushed on to user devices. The Piratebay experimented with running a Bitcoin miner instead of ads recently, and created quite the uproar as users started to notice that the new monetization method […]


legal illegal eu piracy

A piracy study that the EU commissioned in 2013 has been kept hidden for years, likely because it did not find statistical proven evidence that piracy impacts legitimate purchases. Estimating displacement rates of copyrighted content in the EU resurfaced only recently, and has been published online so that it is accessible by anyone. You can […]


vivaldi downloads panel

Vivaldi Technologies AS released Vivaldi 1.12, a new version of the company's web browser, to the public on September 20, 2017. Vivaldi 1.12 ships with three new features that improve the usability of the browser, and add functionality to it. The new version is already available via the browser's automatic update functionality, and also on […]


cloudflare edge pass

If you connect to the Tor network or VPN services regularly, you may have noticed an increase in CloudFlare captcha challenges whenever you are connected to these networks. Depending on which sites you visit, to which network you are connected, and how the site is configured, you may need to solve captchas quite often, and […]


amazon browsing history

Amazon stores your browsing history when you are on the shopping site, and may use the information to display item suggestions to you. If you have been to Amazon before, chance is that the shopping site displays suggestions to you whenever you visit the site again. It happens that Amazon displays suggestions to you that […]


microsoft edge double search bar

Reports are coming in that Microsoft Edge started to show two search bars instead of one search bar on the browser's new tab page. Windows 10 users who run Microsoft Edge on the operating system may get two search bars on the New Tab page after installing the recent updates. Systems affected by this display […]


edge 330 million devices

While Microsoft Edge sits pretty steady between 4% and 5% of the overall usage share on desktop computer systems, usage has actually doubled in a year's time according to Microsoft. A recent tweet fired off from the official Microsoft Edge Dev account suggests that Edge is used on 330 million devices each month. That's more […]


The new Firefox and Chrome extension uBO Scope observes traffic to compute a privacy exposure score. The browser extension works with any WebExtensions-based content blocker, or no blocker at all, and displays the score when you are visiting sites on the Internet. The main idea behind the extension is to measure your privacy exposure. The […]


Google published a timeline recently on the Google Security blog which highlights the timeline for dropping support for Symantec-issued certificates in Chrome. The company plans to drop full support in Chrome 70, but will distrust certificates that were issued before June 1, 2016 as early as March 15, 2018 (Chrome 66). The core of the […]


vivaldi 1.12 image inspector

The next release version of the web browser Vivaldi, Vivaldi 1.12, comes with a new Image Inspector feature built-in natively. If you want to know more about an image, you have two main options when it comes to images posted on sites. Maybe information is listed on the web page the image is embedded on. […]


twitter night mode

Twitter's Night Mode feature changes the default color scheme of the social messaging site from light to dark to improve the service at night or early in the morning. The feature has been available in the Twitter application on Android and iOS since last year, and is currently being rolled out to all desktop users. […]


winscp 5.11

The new version of the popular file transfer client WinSCP for Windows, WinSCP 5.11, is a major update that brings faster transfers, better multi-monitor support and OneDrive support among other things. WinSCP is a file transfer software program that supports SFTP, SCP, FTP and WebDav connections. It is mainly being used to connect a local […]