Websites Track You In Real-Time With Mozilla’s Lightbeam For Firefox – @addtips


The add-on can be downloaded and installed via the link provided at the end of this post. After installation, you will find the Lightbeam logo at the bottom-right of your web browser. Click it and you will see a new tab with three visualization options labelled Graph, Clock and List on the left. By producing real-time visualization charts of third-parties that may be collecting and sharing your data, these features may help you avoid visiting those sites.

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Lightbeam for Firefox Graph

The interface of Lightbeam looks simple and user-friendly. The Graph option creates a zoomable, interactive visualization of your Web activities, and assigns triangle and circle icons for every third-party site that’s actively extracting data from the page you visited. You can recognize each site in the triangle via its favicon. These triangles and circles are connected with a drawn line, which means a cookie is involved in the data transfer. The more connections a site shares, the bigger its shape gets.

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Lightbeam for Firefox

The second main feature of Lightbeam is its Clock view mode. This section monitors and displays your online activity data over the previous 24 hours and plots the results accordingly. Leer más “Websites Track You In Real-Time With Mozilla’s Lightbeam For Firefox – @addtips”

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Browsing Around – Exploring User Browser Preferences (Infographic by Litmus)


Email and web users worldwide now have access to more browsers than ever before. Existing browsers they know and love compete with brand new browsers they can explore. So, which browsers do users prefer? Does it vary between email browsing and general browsing? Let’s take a look.

Browsing Around - Exploring User Browser Preferences

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Firefox 17 protects your privacy while enhancing the Facebook experience

by Chester Wisniewski on October 24

Firefox 17 protects your privacy while enhancing the Facebook experience

The latest beta release of Mozilla’s popular Firefox browser has introduced a new social media API. Can a web browser make it easier to use social media while protecing your privacy? Mozilla hopes so.

Offensive Facebook email leads to Blackhole malware attack

Offensive Facebook email leads to Blackhole malware attack

Facebook users are warned to be on their guard against unsolicited emails they might receive suggesting that someone has left an offensive comment about them on their wall.

Huawei UK makes a blunder with its online careers page

Huawei UK makes a blunder with its online careers page

Chinese technology giant Huawei, under the spotlight following US concerns that its technology could be used for undercover surveillance, has made an elementary mistake in regards to its UK careers page.

‘Parasite’ porn websites steal and spread images and videos of young people

Parasite sites are snatching and disseminating sexually explicit images of young people

A new study shows that 88% of sexually explicit photos and videos of children and other young people found online have been lifted from legitimate source sites, including social networking sites such as Facebook, video sites such as YouTube, or stolen/lost phones.

FTC smacks down security sloppiness by web analytics company Compete

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The FTC has settled with web analytics company Compete, Inc. over poor security. Compete has agreed not to do it again, and to audit itself every two years for 20 years.

What do you think? Is that a stiff enough penalty? Have your say in our comments section…

Picks de lo más relevante que leí hasta ahora | Editor’s picks reading Up Till Now


Enrique Dans

Spotbros: sobre David, Goliath y las estrategias (moderadamente) provocativas

Como comenté en esta entrada anterior, estoy trabajando con mis amigos de Spotbros en el lanzamiento de su mensajería instantánea segura y social, intentando convertirla en la alternativa a una WhatsApp que es líder de mercado hasta el punto de haberse convertido en genérico conversacional (“te mando un guasap” o incluso “teguasapeo“).

La realidad es la que es: WhatsApp tiene una masa crítica de muchos millones de usuarios, pero es un verdadero desastre en lo que a seguridad serefiere. Pero enfrentarse a un líder de mercado en función de un criterio que, paradójicamente, parece poco apreciado por una base de usuarios, resulta como mínimo complejo. El usuario medio de WhatsApp llega a él por la enorme simplicidad de su proceso de registro y construcción de red, y aparentemente, no tiene ningún tipo de problema en seguir utilizando una herramienta en la que cualquiera puede hacerse pasar por él,  cambiar su status, enviarle mensajes no deseados o interceptar sus conversaciones.

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Bill Gates habla de Windows 8 (Video)
Bill Gates pretende encantar a todo el mundo con Windows 8. En un video posteado por Microsoft el día de hoy
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Marketing Nostálgico y la publicidad que te lleva al pasado
Hay momentos de la vida marcados por la publicidad y hoy, el marketing nostálgico se encarga de sacarla del pasado.
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Seguridad online: ¿Vigilamos o espiamos a nuestros hijos? Se vuelve a dar la discusión en relación a la seguridad online cuando nuestros hijos usan Internet.

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How Hotmail lets down its users security-wise compared to Gmail and Yahoo

How Hotmail lets down its users security-wise compared to Gmail and Yahoo

Hotmail lets down its over 350 million users when it comes to security, by not giving them an easy way to tell if their account has been accessed by unauthorised third parties.
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5 usos originales para nuestra cuenta de Dropbox.

Por Juan J. Velasco.

Bitelia.

Servicios de almacenamiento en la nube como Box o Dropbox se han convertido muy populares entre los usuarios y, poco a poco, en un servicio de casi obligado registro para compartir archivos, trabajar de manera colaborativa o mantener siempre disponibles archivos a los que acceder desde cualquier ubicación y dispositivo.

Esta semana, Dropbox puso en marcha una promoción con la que
aumentaba el espacio a los estudiantes y profesores de instituciones educativas de todo el mundo.

Hay muchos usuarios que cuando ven este tipo de promociones se

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Cómo actuar contra los virus en Twitter

A menudo cuando empezamos a seguir, nos llegan mensajes directos de este tipo: “hey someone is writing offensive things that are about you” más un enlace que se supone que te dirige a lo que están hablando mal sobre ti.

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Si buscamos éxito en el modelo educativo, miremos a Singapur por Equipo Social Media
Educación en Singapur

En mitad del debate sobre la educación en España, con otra reforma legislativa encima de la mesa, conviene ampliar horizontes y mirar lo que hay más allá del entorno europeo. Y un caso destaca sobre todos los demás: el de Singapur, que se ha convertido en un referente internacional, logrando posicionarse en los puestos de cabeza del ya conocido informe PISA. Las dos patas sobre las que se sustenta su exitoso modelo son la exigencia y la valoración, tanto del profesorado como de…

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A LIST Apart: For People Who Make Websites

Responsive Comping: Obtaining Signoff without Mockups

If you’re making websites, chances are you’ve given some thought to what constitutes a responsive-friendly design process—and you’ve probably found that adding a mockup for every breakpoint isn’t a sustainable approach. Designing in code sounds like the answer, but you may be mystified at where to begin—or feel unmoored and disoriented at the prospect of giving up the approach you’ve long relied on. Enter responsive comping. This new, mockup-less web design process makes it easy to get that Photoshop monkey off your back, and have a fresh new beginning with your old friend the web browser.

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Tablets and smartphones drive e-Commerce in Asia: Visa

SINGAPORE – The growth of smartphones and tablets, along with an improved perception of security is leading the internet to play a significantly bigger role in consumption across Asia, according to a recent study published by Visa.

Tablets and smartphones drive e-Commerce in Asia: Visa

Improved security perception is leading consumers to purchase online, according to Visa

In economies where smartphone and tablet penetration are high, consumers are already showing a tendency of picking up products through their phones or tablets. Of the 8,000 consumers surveyed, four in ten said they browsed products on their phones or tablet device last year. In fact, browsing on mobile phones exceeded 40 per cent in Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. Hong Kong saw 13 per cent of its online purchases on mobile phones and 11 per cent on tablets.

“The prevalence of smartphones and tablets translates to easier online access for consumers to retailers anytime, anywhere, and we expect to see more people browsing and shopping on-the-go as a result,” said Paul Jung, Visa’s head of e-Commerce solutions for Asia, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 

 

 

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Como salir de la burbuja en la que te encerró Google

Muy interesante (y entretenido) el video que publicó la gente de Duck Duck Go (el buscador “libre“), en el cual plantean que ya no existen los resultados regulares en las búsquedas de Google. Por medio de un sistema que tiene en cuenta nuestro perfil de usuario, las páginas que visitamos, nuestros contactos y nuestras interacciones en redes sociales (entre otras miles de variables), Google ofrece resultados únicos y personalizados para cada individuo. La idea no es del todo mala pero… ¿y si uno quiere salir de su propia burbuja? ¿Que nos queda a los curiosos que queremos pensar “fuera de la caja”? La respuesta, la tienen los chicos de Duck Duck Go. ¡Bien por ellos!

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Luis Galindo: “Hay directivos que creen que dirigir es mandar”

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 El especialista español en recursos humanos habló con Apertura.com sobre los desafíos del área más caliente en época de crisis. Cómo deben manejarse los grupos donde reina el ego.Por Joaquín Garau

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10 Ways To Land A Job In Advertising

Currently unemployed? Just out of school? Graduating in December? Whether you are out of work or just looking to land the job you want, hopefully the below will help. #10: Be Gone Cover Letter. Adios Resume. 1998 called. They want their cover letter back. Case in point for the cover letter I sent below back in 1998. Somehow, it sort of worked then (even though I spelled ‘Copyrighting’ vs ‘Copywriting’). Those days are long gone. I get more cover letters and resumes …

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Building a Brand Management Service Vision

At i.d.e.a., we have dedicated ourselves to building a Brand Management Service Vision that will move People, Product, and Culture both for ourselves and our brand partners. We have challenged the Brand Management team with the task of defining what constitutes outstanding Brand Management and how to implement those best practices every day. Before starting this voyage of discovery there were a couple of questions that I asked myself and my team to ensure we were providing ourselves a framework …

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Inbound Marketing Expert Blog – Get Found:Create, Optimize & Convert

Is Your Site Still Being Hit By Google’s Penguin?

Google Penguin algorithmRemember two or three years ago, when it was almost impossible to find any valuable information on Google? Too often the websites that ranked at the top of Google were poorly-written attempts to display ads or sell products. The major search engines … [Continue reading]

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How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting

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Two of the most important things for a web developer to consider is the web hosting company they will use and the type of hosting package they will choose. There are a lot of options and unfortunately, not all of them are right for hosting a WordPress website.

WordPress Specifics

There are a few things that are required in order to effectively run WordPress on a web hosting account. However, there are a few specifics that must be adhered to in order to run the latest versions of WordPress.

  • PHP – Version 5.2.4 or greater.
  • MySQL – Version 5.0 or greater.

Most web hosting companies not only support WordPress and its requirements, but there are many that will install the latest version for you on your server as a part of your set-up service at no extra charge.

What Makes a Good Web Host?

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Pinterest influye en 7 cada 10 usuarios para realizar compra de productos

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De acuerdo con un estudio realizado por la firma BizRate InsightsPinterest no sólo le gana la partida a Facebook en cuanto a las ventajas que ofrece la red social para el comercio social, sino que también lo supera como referencia para los consumidores antes de adquirir algún producto en línea.

Después de analizar y estudiar el comportamiento de cerca de 7.500 compradores online, el estudio realizado por la firma antes mencionada, llegó a la conclusión de que Pinterest induce más a los usuarios a realizar compras a través de internet que otras plataformas como Facebook.

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The product design sprint: understand (day 1)

Jake Knapp
Design Partner, Google Ventures

At the Google Ventures Design Studio, we have a five-day process for taking a product or feature from design through prototyping and testing. We call it a product design sprint. This is the third in a series of seven posts on running your own design sprint. Now that you know…

Web browser showdown: Which Windows app is really the best? | via pcworld.com


 

Your Web browser is probably the most-used application on your PC. You check your email in it, you write in it, you collaborate with coworkers in it, you use it to watch cat videos. With so much at stake, you need a browser that works well for you.

But which one is the best? We put the three major Windows browsers—Google Chrome 21, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, and Mozilla Firefox 15—through their paces and crowned an overall winner.

Browser performance

When we looked at the browser contenders previously, we concluded that all the major browsers loaded webpages at similar speeds.

But many new Web apps and services rely heavily on HTML5 and JavaScript, so the browser makers have been spending a lot of development time making sure that their programs render such apps and services quickly and efficiently.

To gauge how well browsers handle HTML5 and JavaScript code, we subjected Chrome, IE, and Firefox to the Sunspider JavaScript benchmark and to the WebVizBench benchmark for HTML5. In addition, we tested on a PC with switchable Nvidia graphics hardware to see how each browser exploited the extra processing horsepower in the graphics card.

Our test PC was an Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 laptop with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 6GB of memory. The switchable graphics system consisted of an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 chipset and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics card with 1GB of video memory.

In our WebVizBench HTML5 benchmark test, Chrome and IE 9 saw large increases in performance when we switched to the dedicated graphics card instead of the integrated graphics chip.

Chrome achieved an average score of 5502 when we used the integrated graphics system, and hit an average of 5825 when we used the Nvidia graphics card. IE 9 came in second with average scores of 4797 and 5642, respectively; Firefox finished third after posting average scores of 4492 and 5600. Notably, Chrome did almost as well on this test using the integrated graphics hardware as the other browsers did using the more powerful Nvidia graphics card. So if your PC has a weak graphics card, you’ll probably get better performance from Chrome than from Firefox or IE.

Our tests for JavaScript performance were less conclusive, with all three browsers rendering the benchmark’s JavaScript code within 15 milliseconds of one another. Internet Explorer 9 eked out a narrow victory, completing the Sunspider benchmark in 200 milliseconds. Chrome 21 finished in second place at 206 milliseconds, and Firefox 15 rounded out the three at 214 milliseconds.

Winner: Google Chrome. Browser performance will vary some depending on your PC, but Chrome was a solid all-around performer in our testing.

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10 Useful Infographics about HTML5 | via sixrevisions.com


10 Useful Infographics about HTML5

The Author

Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and also a book author. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter:@sixrevisions.

Useful Infographics about HTML5

Whether you need to quickly get up to speed with HTML5 or are in search of easy-to-digest resources that you can use to educate your clients about this web technology that’s creating a huge paradigm shift in the web and mobile development ecosystem, this collection of infographics that visualize HTML5 facts and figures will help.

If you’d like to go to the source of an infographic so that you can find a larger version and learn more about the infographic, click on the respective title or preview image.

1. HTML5: Past, Present and Future

This infographic is an overview of the state of HTML5 in web and mobile apps, with data on HTML5-capable mobile web browsers, browser compatibility, and more.

Infographic: HTML5: Past, Present and Future

2. WTF is HTML5?

This is a simple primer on HTML5, which can be an excellent educational reference for your clients. The original source of this infographic is no longer available.

Infographic: WTF is HTML5?

3. History of HTML5

This infographic traces the progression of HTML5, starting in 2004 when the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) was formed.

Infographic: History of HTML5

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Cómo gestionar y liberar la memoria de Google Chrome


 

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Desde su aparición hace unos pocos años, Google Chrome ha ido evolucionando hasta convertirse en el navegador más usado a día de hoy. Y es normal, porque Google ha sido uno de los impulsores de la web que hoy conocemos, y ha sabido superar a Mozilla Firefox, que les sigue muy de cerca.

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Sin embargo, no todo han sido buenas noticias y mejoras. Los añadidos y nuevas funcionalidades tienen un precio, y el Chrome de hoy no es el mismo en materia de rendimiento en el sistema. Si bien sigue siendo seguramente la opción más recomendable, muchos usuarios hemos visto que dicho rendimiento se ha resentido, y dependiendo del equipo donde se ejecute, puede funcionar bastante peor que sus primeras versiones.

Por eso hoy que querido dar algunos consejos para mejorar el rendimiento, gestionar y liberar la memoria.

Ventanas y pestañas

El primer consejo es sencillo. ¿Has notado que Chrome se ralentiza cuando tienes muchas pestañas abiertas? Es lógico. Actualmente el navegador cuenta con funcionalidades que deshabilitan los plug-ins en caso de carga masiva, pero esto hará que se cierren páginas que seguramente estáis utilizando como Gmail, o dejen de emitir notificaciones.

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El consejo por tanto es mantener sólo las pestañas que necesitemos abiertas, evitando que éstas produzcan problemas debido a páginas que hace horas -o días- que no consultamos. Mi recomendación es que fijéis las pestañas habituales para tener identificadas las imprescindibles, y si trabajáis mucho tiempo con Chrome reviséis de vez en cuando el resto de pestañas abiertas: puede que no las necesitéis. Lo mismo se aplica a ventanas secundarias o incluso de incógnito.

Gestión de extensiones y aplicaciones

Los complementos del navegador añaden funcionalidades y en muchas ocasiones opciones que acaban siendo imprescindibles. Gestores de notas, herramientas de bookmarking, o plug-ins para captura y modificación de imágenes son habituales, pero cuando instalamos demasiadas pueden afectar al rendimiento del navegador y por tanto del sistema.

Chrome extensión

Una buena recomendación es la de revisar de vez en cuando la lista de extensiones y aplicaciones de las que disponemos y hacer una limpia: seguramente no necesitemos muchas de ellas.

Las extensiones pueden suponer un alto porcentaje de carga en un navegador que puede dejar de responder correctamente, y por mucho que nos ayuden, pueden resultar en una herramienta en la que no podamos navegar la página web más sencilla.

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