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Tag Archive for ‘Browser Extensions’

Extension Fingerprints ➝

From the webpage:

Chrome extensions can be detected by fetching their web accessible resources. These are files inside an extension that can be accessed by web pages. The detected extensions can be used to track you through browser fingerprinting.

This is a pretty nifty tool to help illustrate browser fingerprinting based on extensions. When I open this in Brave on my Mac, I’m seeing that 0.002% of users share the same extensions with me, that seems like it would be pretty accurate for targeting.

➝ Source: z0ccc.github.io

1Password Teases Safari Web Extension Already Working on iPadOS 15 ➝

I’d really like to continue using Firefox on iOS, even though the experience is far from perfect. But the existence of browser extensions in Safari is just too darn appealing. I’ll probably switch back to Safari once I’m running iOS/iPadOS 15.

In an ideal world, though, Apple would offer a level playing field to third-party developers, letting them offer extensions too.

➝ Source: macrumors.com