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Ad Industry Rails Against Firefox’s Cookie Tracking Patch
2013-03-26 11:41:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When the new version of Mozilla´s popular web browser Firefox is released this June, it could ship with one particularly controversial new feature. Much like Apple´s take on tracking cookies in Safari, the new version of Firefox may only allow tracking cookies on sites which the user visits frequently. Otherwise, advertisers will not be able to track users who rarely stop by a certain site. This decision has made the...

Cookie-Tracking Apps Not Being Rejected By Apple
2013-02-27 13:19:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Monday, TechCrunch posted a story claiming Apple has begun rejecting apps which use web-based cookies, a move which they believed was a sign that the iPhone maker would begin forcing developers to use their own identifier system. Even as this story was making its rounds it was found that this isn´t necessarily true, turning this story into another ℠Apple story turned non-story.´ According to the story, Apple...

New Firefox Choosier About Cookies
2013-02-25 11:21:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Much of the content on the web would not be available without the help of advertising. Just like they helped make the television and movie industries, advertising agencies play a significant role in funding these web-based ventures. This has become particularly troublesome in the area of online advertising as browsers have begun giving users the opportunity to block these ads, either automatically or manually. Now, Mozilla has...


Latest http Reference Libraries

Web Browser
2013-01-30 14:59:51

A web browser is an application used for retrieving, presenting, and transferring information over the Internet. Information is gathered by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), which can be a web page, an image, a video, or any other type of content viewed on the browser. The most widely used web browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari. The first web browser was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 called the Worldwide Web, later known...

Hypertext Transfer Protocol, HTTP
2013-01-30 14:36:19

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributing images, videos, text, and other content for communicating over the worldwide web (Internet), through a web browser. The HTTP is a request to a server in the form of text and the response from the server will be in the form of a web page, usually a website, with the content containing the information requested. The HTTP is designed to permit communication of resources between clients and servers. These...

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Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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