Author Archives: Rutger

How to Optimize Site Performance for Core Web Vitals

There are many factors that affect website rankings, one of which is, site performance. How does your site perform in terms of speed and accessibility? Just this month  Google established a new user experience metric called Core Web Vitals. Core … Read More

Firefox’s new Site Isolation Security Architecture

Online there are plenty of untrustworthy websites that could overpass the initial security in your primary browser. Which is why Firefox developed a new Site Isolation Security. With the main purpose of preventing malicious websites from accessing or stealing information … Read More

WordPress Proposes Blocking Google’s FLoC

In the recent announcement from WordPress, they state that they are treating Google’s new FLoC tracking technology as a security concern and may block it by default on WordPress sites. Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) received a lot of … Read More

Am I FLoCed? A New Site to Test Google’s Invasive Experiment

 Am I FLoCed is one of an effort to uncover the invasive practices of the adtech industry—Google included. It is a new site where you can check if you are being subjected to the latest advertising experiment, FLoC. What is … Read More

DuckDuckGo Browser and Extension

DuckDuckGo describes itself as “the search engine that doesn’t track you.” Although DDG is better known for its privacy-focused search engine, the company has expanded into making its own Privacy Browser app for Android and IOS. The DDG Privacy Browser has the … Read More

The Search Engine That Doesn’t Track You

THERE’S A NEW battleground in the browser wars: user privacy. Just recently, we published an article about Brave browser and how effective its tracker blocking technologies. So here’s another talk of the town privacy-focused search engine that will help you enjoy the … Read More

Mozilla Firefox 85.00 is Here!

The popular open-source web browser Mozilla Firefox finally released version 85.00. With significant updates including the much-awaited major privacy enhancement called network partitioning. Check out the major improvements and what’s been added and changed for the latest Firefox 85.00. What’s new? … Read More

Update: Let’s Encrypt Extends Support for Android 7 or Older Devices for Three Years

Back in November, Let’s Encrypt an open certificate authority announced an end to its partnership with Identrust and to “Standing on Our Own Two Feet – Let’s Encrypt”. The supposed part ways will cause compatibility issues with Android 7.1.1 or … Read More

Apple and Cloudflare team up to stop your ISP from seeing which websites you visit

Apple and Cloudflare team up to develop a new internet protocol called “Oblivious DNS-over-HTTPS,” or “ODoH,” which can prevent Internet Service Providers (ISP) from knowing which websites you visit. When visiting a website the request sent can be logged and … Read More

Standing on Our Own Two Feet – Let’s Encrypt

Update: Let’s Encrypt Extends Support for Android 7 or Older Devices for Three Years Let’s Encrypt announced its partnership with IdenTrust will come to an end by September 1, 2021. Except for its own root certificate, Let’s Encrypt has been using a … Read More