In the beginning there was Resident Evil. And now the Zombies are back. And, it’s your job to send them away.
I’ve been running Wibiya on Techtites and a few other blogs for a long time. The Wibiya toolbar allows users to share your posts quickly and easily on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, via email, etc. Wibiya tracks statistics and gives you a decent idea of how successful this is.
Some of you might be aware that I started my career as an engineer working for one of the largest engineering companies. Although the details of what I did there are far in the past, I still remember hunting for datasheets for chips and other components. The hunt wasn’t easy as you need to Google out pretty much every datasheet.
By default, Facebook allows search engines like Google or Bing to index your public timeline. This allows people to search you out even if they are not on Facebook. While they won’t be able to access your profile, you might not want to let your timeline be viewed on search engines.
Advertisement tracking is pretty much a given in today’s world. Major networks like Google and Microsoft are serving advertisements on thousands of websites and they attempt to serve you relevant ads based on your browsing experience. But, you can stop the tracking and serving of personalised ads.
Big Brother is watching. And, if you’re on the insecure HTTP protocol then your browsing can be monitored. Although HTTPS has been around forever, many sites (including us) do not allow for browsing on HTTPS.
Firefox 23 added a new feature that automatically blocks mixed content. Mixed content comes into play when browsing secure websites. (i.e. websites with “https”), when the webpage doesn’t serve everything on the https protocol but serves some images on http.
Normally, this isn’t really the big issue. However, if you are concerned about security and especially tracking, then you might want to prevent this happening. Firefox understands that and automatically blocks mixed content. When browsing a secure website displaying mixed content, you might view something like this: “Firefox has blocked content that isn’t secure”.
As you note in the URL, browsing WordPress.org is likely to throw up this warning. This is because Firefox automatically blocks all active content like scripts that aren’t also served on the https protocol.
Hitting “Disable Protection on This Page” will fix it for the particular page. However, it won’t respect this on other sites. If you’re like me, this isn’t a helpful feature but rather a pain! And, you’ll want to disable this.
Here’s how you do it.
As part of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Kabam in association with WB created The Hobbit: Kingdoms. I’m not normally one for playing a strategy game but my attraction for all things LOTR drove me to trying the game out. It’s been nearly a year, but I haven’t stopped!
Hollywood has been fascinated by space and more particularly by aliens coming to earth to harvest our planet or wage war on mankind. It’s been the topic of tonnes of movies and TV series including Independence Day, Mars Attack, Stargate, etc. In this Android game, the aliens have come knocking.
In addition to racing games, I also love word based games like Scrabble. One game that has caught my fancy and I’ve been regularly playing for the past few days is WordOn. WordOn HD lets you play with friends (or random opponents) in one of six languages.