urn:uuid:9190562f-aa35-5c13-b890-f566df47645c Topic: Web Browsers – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-02-02T14:58:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:fd139d96-76ea-4280-9424-bd86526a7548 2021-02-02T14:58:00Z 2021-02-02T14:58:00Z Why Firefox for Android logs you out of everything all the time Firefox for Android “forgets” to send SameSite=Strict cookies to websites, causing them to log you out and forgot you ever visited them in the past. <p>I’ve been increasingly frustrated with Firefox for Android, my preferred mobile web browser. I’ve repeatedly had to re-login to some websites and had various problems with cookies since last year’s release of the new Firefox codenamed “Daylight.” Websites forget me between each visit and I get the “new visitor” experience every time. I finally worked out what’s going wrong.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-samesite-cookies-android.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:822dfeea-a002-41f5-8269-4151c246f762 2020-12-30T00:39:00Z 2021-01-15T03:17:00Z Brave adds support for IPFS distributed P2P websites The Brave browser beta has added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer protocol alternative to the traditional centralized web server. <p>The Brave browser recently added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) protocol in its beta release channel (desktop only). IPFS is a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol that can be used in web browsers to visit websites that are hosted by the website’s visitors instead of a central web server. This is called the distributed web. For the last two decades, the open web has been on a steady course into the hands of a few behemoth multinational companies. The distributed web is a tool that can wrangle back control from the few and hand it back to the many.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/brave-ipfs.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:6b48ff4a-f513-4047-9528-65a5762cd7f0 2020-12-20T06:00:00Z 2020-12-20T06:00:00Z What is Brave browser’s market share The Brave browsers blocks the scripts that usually tracks web browser market share trends. I’ve independently measured Brave’s market share among readers. <p>How large is the Brave browser’s market share in the browser wars? A slew of technical hurdles make it difficult to count Brave’s user base, so no one has shared any market share analysis numbers that include Brave. Until now.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/brave-market-share.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:85f33c7d-02cf-452e-82cf-bf8dbf0025e6 2020-10-08T01:30:00Z 2020-10-08T01:30:00Z How to get Microsoft Edge back into your Windows Timeline The new Microsoft Edge doesn’t currently support Windows Timeline. Here’s an extension that reintegrates the browser with Windows Timeline/Task View. <p>Microsoft has replaced its Edge browser built on its own technologies with the new Edge built on top of Chromium. Chromium is the open-source engine behind Google Chrome, Brave, and now Microsoft Edge. However, Microsoft rushed the new version before it was feature-complete with its predecessor. Here‘s how to restore Edge integration with Windows Timeline / Task View.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/edge-timeline-integration.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:3a48628a-acaa-4b73-9da7-aba83fee4c1f 2020-09-23T20:21:00Z 2020-09-23T20:21:00Z What happened to BitTorrent’s Project Maelstrom web browser? In 2015, BitTorrent Inc introduced a P2P-revolution for website distribution. But it got side-tracked by investors ogling the “content” business along the way. <p>In April 2015, BitTorrent Inc. announced the public beta of Project Maelstrom; its new experimental peer-to-peer web browser. The browser reimagined the web using the company’s name sake file-sharing protocol. Websites would be distributed equally by its visitors instead of being hosted by an expensive central web server. The company published a beta and some blog posts, but then never mentioned Project Maelstrom again. What happened to it?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/bittorrent-maelstrom.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p>