urn:uuid:3cb807a6-5b1f-5c9c-bcef-3bdb40fd3892 Topic: Open Standards – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-04-14T14:23:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:9995d395-815d-476c-aef3-0711ce26866f 2020-01-29T02:27:00Z 2020-01-29T02:27:00Z The need for adversarial tech-interoperability legislation Legislating open protocols and adversarial interoperability can help ensure more competition in the digital services market. <p>In the words of Cory Doctorow: “<em>Interoperability</em> is the act of making a new product or service work with an existing product or service”. The tech market has moved further and further away from interoperable standards in favor of vendor-lock-in or “silos” over the last decade.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/interoperable-cloud-legislation.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9232dce3-e424-4943-84e0-aaa2b1e4f59f 2019-03-05T06:58:00Z 2021-04-14T14:23:00Z ProtonMail vs Mailbox.org comparison Comparison review of the two secure PGP-oriented email providers ProtonMail vs Mailbox.org. A huge price discrepancy for the same service. <p>I’ve frequently been requested to compare Mailbox.org and ProtonMail ever since I published my review of Mailbox.org. Both of these email service providers focus on customer privacy. Both offers webmail front ends with support for Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) end-to-end encryption in addition to PGP for at-rest encryption of all messages directly from the web browser.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/protonmail-vs-mailbox.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5f2bec03-79f2-4dfc-868d-37536b35170d 2018-07-09T14:49:00Z 2020-04-14T00:12:00Z Firefox, Security Keys, U2F, and Google Advanced Protection How to use U2F security keys (USB A or C, Bluetooth, others) with Firefox and Google’s Advanced Account Protection program. <p>Advanced Protection for Google Accounts uses a legacy web technology that’s only partially supported in Firefox. Here is how you get started with physical security keys and extra protections for your Google Account in Firefox.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-u2f-google.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:6338c9e3-d59c-4a0a-85f2-f92543330f0a 2018-06-25T11:47:00Z 2018-06-25T11:47:00Z New Google Podcasts app: who needs data portability anyway? The new Google Podcast app doesn’t play well with other podcast apps. It doesn’t support some podcast standards, or importing or exporting subscriptions. <p>Google introduced a new app for podcasts this week called Google Podcasts. Unlike most other podcast apps that are built on open standards; Google focuses on “content discovery” and curation, and a complete lack of interoperability and data portability.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/google-podcasts-data-portability.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:ef94f6ed-e7c9-4837-b8f3-d07d986e11ff 2018-04-05T02:24:00Z 2018-04-05T02:24:00Z Firefox to reintroduce OpenSearch discovery and install in Firefox 61 Firefox removed the ability to add new search engines with OpenSearch when it removed the separate search field. It has now restored OpenSearch discovery support. <p>Firefox removed the separate search field from the address bar in Firefox 57. With it, Firefox also removed the ability to discover and install new search providers from the websites you visited. Firefox 61 reintroduces OpenSearch but it’ll be harder to discover it than in earlier versions.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-reintroduces-opensearch.html">Read more …</a></p>