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Twitter Implements Do Not Track Privacy Option

Another big privacy / security win for Twitter. They’re using a new feature in Firefox called, appropriately, “Do Not Track“:

Do Not Track is a step toward putting you in control of the way your information is collected and used online. Do Not Track is a feature in Firefox that allows you to let a website know you would like to opt-out of third-party tracking for purposes including behavioral advertising. It does this by transmitting a Do Not Track HTTP header every time your data is requested from the Web.

Can anyone even imagine Facebook doing this? I hope this finds its way into WebKit. “Do Not Track” is also available as an option in Safari 5.2, which is available to developers right now. (thanks, Jesper)

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Firesheep

A Firefox plugin that makes HTTP session hijacking as easy as a double-click.

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Tab Candy

A pretty incredible implementation of tabs for Firefox, which mimics the good parts of Exposé and Spaces on OS X. The kicker: It’s twitter entirely in HTML, CSS and JS.

via Lukas Mathis

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Code Rush, A Documentary About the Beginning of the Mozilla Project, Now in Creative Commons

Thanks to the efforts of Andy Baio.

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Google Releases “Page Speed”, A Web Page Performance Tool

It looks like Google’s version of YSlow, but apparently it’s used in-house at Google. At a company where Engineers Rule, I’d bet it’s pretty precise.

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Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

Installing addons to non-Microsoft software without meaningful notification. Anyone who thinks the Zune HD or Windows 7 will be better, remember that this is where their instincts lie.

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Mozilla Labs Jetpack

Extending Firefox with open web technologies like jQuery, HTML and CSS. I am thinking of it as the next generation of Greasemonkey.