WebAuthn now official standard

WebAuthn now official standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance have announced that the Web Authentication specification is now an official web standard. WebAuthn is a browser and platform standard for simpler and stronger authentication. Although it has only just been made official, it’s already supported in Windows 10, Android, and Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari browsers. Commenting on the new standard, W3C and FIDO said: “It’s common knowledge that passwords have outlived their efficacy. Not only are stolen, weak or default passwords behind 81 percent of data breaches, they are a drain of time and resources.” W3C and FIDO WebAuthn means you can log into online accounts…

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Firefox Lite: Need to know

Firefox Lite: Need to know

Firefox Lite requires less than 3.5 MB, which is the smallest among major browsers, and it provides users with the shortest app download time. Moreover, one of Firefox Lite’s standout features is its Turbo Mode, which blocks third-party content such as ads on web pages. By doing this, less data is consumed and websites load faster. In addition to being lightweight and fast, users can also save a whole screen to read offline with a single tap on the toolbar. The website link is automatically saved too, so users can return whenever they want. Based on internal data, it is estimated that more than 440+ GB of online/mobile content was saved…

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Instagram launches IGTV, a potential competitor to YouTube

Instagram was launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS, followed by an Android version in April 2012. In less than eight years, the photo and video-sharing social networking service has reached 1 billion users worldwide. Announcing the news through a blog post, Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder & CEO, Instagram, wrote, “this is a major accomplishment — so from all of us at Instagram, thank you!” However, it’s not just that. Instagram has also made a feature announcement this week, which the company believes is its “most exciting feature to date.” The company has revealed an upcoming standalone app, IGTV, which will allow Instagram video creators to upload vertical videos of up to an hour long. IGTV Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched Instagram…

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Google launches Measure Matter

Google launches Measure Matters

The Google Analytics team has launched a video series called Measure Matters that looks at best practices on using Google Analytics with data. While some of the topics sound rather too ‘marketeery’, others have info of interest to developers. The series started in May with a deep dive into Machine Learning. This looked at automated insights within Google Analytics, and how they use machine intelligence to find interesting insights from the many combinations of metrics and dimensions.For example, an automated insight might highlight when you get visitors from a different source visiting your website, or what’s driving increased sales of a product. The second video in the three launched so far…

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Google put $22 Million In A Fork Of Firefox OS

Google put $22 Million In A Fork Of Firefox OS

Google is backing another phone operating system, as if Android, Fuchsia and ChromeOS weren’t enough. But there is good reason for this move. KaiOS is different. Firefox OS was Mozilla’s attempt to displace Android and iOS from the phone market. It failed mainly because Mozilla didn’t have the developer power to make it all work in time. After the plug was pulled it looked as if that was the end for a standards-based mobile OS and app framework. However, KaiOS has sort of resurrected Firefox OS and it is having more success than Mozilla ever did. It has already taken 10% of the mobile phone market in India – surpassing the…

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