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Mozilla urges action to unpick platform browser lock-ins

Tech Crunch: “As antitrust regulators around the world dial up scrutiny of platform power, Mozilla has published a piece of research digging into the at times subtle yet always insidious ways operating systems exert influence to keep consumers locked to using their own-brand browsers rather than seeking out and switching to independent options — while simultaneously warning that competition in the browser market is vital to ensure innovation and choice for consumers and, more broadly, protect the vitality of the open web against the commercial giants trying to wall it up…

The experience of mobile browsers as basic utilities and the perceived lack of differentiation among them mean that the browser that comes pre-installed on a device is at a huge advantage,” it writes in the report. “This benefits the operating system and not necessarily the consumers. Many people are hesitant to switch to a new browser because they quickly become accustomed to their pre-installed browser and do not have a strong incentive to seek out an alternative, or may be hindered from discovering one. This conditioning of consumer behavior over a long period of time means that moving away from a satisfactory pre-installed browser is an active choice that takes some amount of cognitive effort. If people are busy or if the process is too confusing, people put off making a change or decide not to make it all. For many people, it is easier to simply continue with the status quo or put off the decision for a later time.”

How to Create a Professional Roadmap in PowerPoint

MakeUseOf: “A professional roadmap is an indispensable project management tool that helps you to create a visual timeline for projects, goals, or assignments. It helps to track progress and ensure that all project participants are on the same page at every stage. You can create a professional roadmap using different tools. However, today we’ll show… Continue Reading

20 SPAM Statistics for 2022

DataProt: What’s On the Other Side of Your Inbox: “Did you check your spam folder lately? It’s like walking into a giant shopping mall where everyone wants you to buy their products, hire their services, or marry a Nigerian prince. Thousands upon thousands of emails, all encompassed under a common denominator. Spam. We’ve compiled 20… Continue Reading

Microsoft shares workarounds for Outlook crashing after launch

Bleeping Computer: “Microsoft is investigating customer reports of a known issue causing Outlook for Microsoft 365 to freeze and crash right after opening. According to a new support document published by Redmond on Thursday, these Outlook desktop client crashes will be automatically logged and can be confirmed by checking the Windows Event Viewer Application Log… Continue Reading

DuckDuckGo browser now blocks all third-party Microsoft trackers

Bleeping Computer: “DuckDuckGo announced today that they will now be blocking all third-party Microsoft tracking scripts in their privacy browser after failing to block them in the past. This change comes after the company faced massive blowback in May for not blocking some third-party Microsoft trackers in the DuckDuckGo browser due to a syndicated search content… Continue Reading

LinkedIn Still Number One Brand to be Faked in Phishing Attempts

Check Point: “Our Q2 2022 Brand Phishing Report highlights the brands that were most frequently imitated by cybercriminals in their attempts to steal individuals’ personal information or payment credentials over the quarter. In April, May, and June we observed that the social media platform LinkedIn continued its reign as the most imitated brand after entering… Continue Reading

Datadog finds serverless computing is going mainstream

DataDog: “Serverless has transformed application development by eliminating the need to provision and manage any underlying infrastructure. The current serverless ecosystem has grown more mature, and it now has considerable overlap with the world of container-based technologies. The wide range of available options has led over half of organizations operating in each cloud to adopt… Continue Reading

LinkedIn – new tools to discover & share insights & expertise, accessibility

5 Need to Know New Products (1) Searching for the best knowledge across LinkedIn – “Every minute incredible conversations are taking place on LinkedIn. Millions of professionals around the world come together to share & exchange ideas in pursuit of their professional goals & aspirations. From discussing macroeconomic trends to career conversations, experts and like-minded… Continue Reading

The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?

Via LLRX – The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach? – Cybersecurity scholar Scott J. Shackelford discusses how the FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete software. It’s part of a government… Continue Reading