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I forgot this convention when I first setup my instances (though I'm also not sure of the reach on a single user instance).

I develop privacy features for Cliqz and Ghostery browser extensions and Apps, and helped to build the whotracks.me transparency tool.

I'm also interested in the p2p web, specifically DAT, where I'm pushing for dat:// protocol support in Firefox via the dat-fox and dat-webext browser extensions!

I wonder what the internal process is that leads to this popup (and what they hope to learn from it)...

I wrote a summary of where we're at in achieving browser-to-browser communication with IPFS.

Slow but steady progress towards true user agency.
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RT @dietrich@twitter.com
We're making significant progress on a distributed web...

Putting you in control of your online experience by integrating IPFS into web browsers.

blog.ipfs.io/2019-10-08-ipfs-b
twitter.com/dietrich/status/11

We're making significant progress on a distributed web...

Putting you in control of your online experience by integrating IPFS into web browsers.

blog.ipfs.io/2019-10-08-ipfs-b

@gedvondur Fuck TCP especially. It is so outdated its outrageous its allowed to persist. It wastes phenomenal sums of energy daily with its legacy design. It is very good that Google is proposing to deprecate it for the most common types of TCP traffic with QUIC/HTTP3.

I'm not the first person to note that the OSI model creates a weird compression into layer 4, which is also the layer where it's most difficult to build a dynamic and reactive network.

Of course, the P2P model is inappropriate for getting you to your search engine. But for users, this should be an implementation detail and the current state of affairs is already pretty ridiculous, with only the goodwill of most actors keeping the L4 network integral (with some nations acting badly at L4 and L7 to completely turbo-fuck the entire internet). But still, I'm for replacing the entire stack

And for reference, I work on one of the largest combined CDN and L7 traffic routing networks in the world.

Created an F-Droid repo with an updated version of the Cliqz Concept Browser, plus Firefox Preview fork with anti-tracking, adblocking and Dat built in!

In F-Droid settings add the following repository:
sams-fdroid.s3.amazonaws.com/?

MASSIVE milestone reached in Matrix bridging! Slack Bridge is now 1.0: puppeting, threading, editing, reactions, great performance! We have it all! Read the news at matrix.org/blog/2019/10/03/mat #bridging #slack #decentralisation

Just integrated discovery-swarm-webrtc into dat-webext. Very easy to integrate and works well alongside the existing discovery stack. Hopefully some of the webrtc networking tricks can help users on networks that are difficult to hole-punch on.

github.com/geut/discovery-swar

I've removed google tracking from my website.

Firefox 69.0 :firefox: available:

mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/69.0

– Enhanced Tracking Protection will be turned on by default; default standard setting for this feature now blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers
– support for the Web Authentication HmacSecret extension via Windows Hello
– various security fixes

#firefox #mozilla #firefox69 #tracking #etp #webauthn #infosec #security #cybersecurity

Fixed the sandboxing issues that dat-webext had on Mac and Linux. Now it works everywhere :). Looking forward to pushing dat support out to a larger audience soon!

Just tested to see if I can put a dat:// URL into my Firefox RSS Feed reader extension. It works!

"You’ve to enable third-party cookies in your browser for Scroll to do its thing." ctrl.blog/entry/scroll.com-fir from @da

Interestingly, Scroll contacted us at Ghostery during their beta phase as our cookie blocking was preventing the subscription detection. I suggested a few ways they could implement the service without having to track all non-scroll users too, including a per-site login button, but unfortunately they didn't take up the offer...

First, [Google]’s continuing to argue that third-party cookies are actually fine, and companies like Apple and Mozilla who would restrict trackers’ access to user data will end up harming user privacy. This argument is absurd. But unfortunately, as long as Chrome remains the most popular browser in the world, Google will be able to single-handedly dictate whether cookies remain a viable option for tracking most users.

eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/dont

The less time I have to follow hourly updates of things, the more I appreciate newsletters and RSS.

My colleague chrmod's fixes to tab and webNavigation extension APIs for GeckoView now landed in nightly! That means a load more extension use-cases will now be possible in GeckoView :)

A very nice writeup and retrospective from Feross about his open source project maintainer funding experiment. (The one with ads the in cli that caused a big stink.) For anyone involved in building, maintaining, or using open source projects it's worth a read.

feross.org/funding-experiment-

I reimplemented the libdweb TCPSocket API moving the actual networking to the parent process.
This should fix the issues with Linux and Mac process sandboxes blocking socket creation. Now to do UDPSocket too!

WIP branch: github.com/sammacbeth/libdweb/
Sandbox issue: github.com/cliqz-oss/dat-webex

Seems some of the issues dat-webext has with connecting to peers may be due to a lack of UTP. It is apparently the source of hole-punching magic in discovery-swarm and the new hyperswarm: github.com/hyperswarm/network/

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