Tag Browsers

Brave Browser with Jonathan Sampson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Brave.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Online advertising enables free content and services of the Internet. One of the free services that is powered by advertising is the browser. 60% of web browsing is done through Chrome, which is owned by Google, which is powered by advertising. The application that most of us use to explore the web is made by a company that relies on ads, so it

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Web Tracking with Bill Budington

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/panopticlick_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Internet is decreasing in privacy and increasing in utility. Under some conditions, this tradeoff makes sense. We publicize our profile photo so that people know what we look like. Under other conditions, this tradeoff does not make sense. We do not want a television that costs less to purchase because it is silently recording all of the conversations that take place in

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WebAssembly with Brendan Eich

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/brendan-eich_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Brendan Eich created the first version of JavaScript in 10 days. Since then JavaScript has evolved, and Brendan has watched the growth of the web give rise to new and unexpected use cases. Today Brendan Eich is still pushing the web forward across the technology stack with his involvement in the WebAssembly specification and the Brave browser. For all of its progress, JavaScript

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Browser Wars with Eric Sink

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Browserwars_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Its not just that we didn’t have git, we didn’t have Subversion, and before that we didn’t have CVS. Basically all that we had was RCS.” Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox–it’s easy to forget that these modern browsers descended from the war between Microsoft and Netscape. Today, we hear from a software engineer who was on the front lines of that war, back

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Free Lossless Image Format with Jon Sneyers

“If you want to use the newest technology, there is always a segment of viewers that will not be able to view the website well.”

Free Lossless Image Format (FLIF) is a novel lossless image format which outperforms PNG, lossless WebP, lossless BPG and lossless JPEG2000 in terms of compression ratio.

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Crocodile Browser with Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime

What is it like to be a young software engineer in Nigeria?

Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime have a deep understanding of the startup tactics that have led to so many successful companies in the Web 2.0 boom.

Their favorite podcast is a16z. Their role models include Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. They recently worked on a machine learning compression project, inspired by the show Silicon Valley.

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Modern Browser Wars

There’s an old saying “you can’t tell the players without a program”. Stan Hanks originally wrote this answer on Quora. Let’s look at the players here: Mozilla – non-profit organization, open source, provides tremendously popular software alternatives to non-open-source “proprietary” software for browsers, email clients, and more. Mission statement is “To promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web”. They even have a manifest, The Mozilla Manifesto. Launched at Netscape

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