Firefox Taking a Hard Line Against Noisy Video, Banning It From Autoplaying – This Week in Tech – 02/10/2019

Firefox Taking a Hard Line Against Noisy Video, Banning It From Autoplaying

Last year, Chrome introduced changes to try to prevent the persistent nuisance that is pages that automatically play noisy videos. Next month, Firefox will be following suit; Firefox 66, due on March 19, will prevent the automatic playback of any video that contains audio…


Trump Is Reportedly Expected to Ban Chinese Telecommunication Equipment From US Networks

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order next week that would ban Chinese telecommunication equipment from U.S. wireless networks, Politico reported late Thursday, citing three sources…


Facebook Ordered to Stop Combining WhatsApp and Instagram Data Without Consent in Germany

Germany’s national competition regulator has ordered Facebook to stop combining user data from different sources without voluntary consent. The order applies to data collected by Facebook-owned platforms like WhatsApp and Instagram, but also third-party sources that Facebook uses to flesh out its advertising profiles, including those of non-users…


Mozilla Adding CryptoMining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox

In numerous Mozilla bug tickets that were recently updated, Mozilla is getting closer to adding cryptomining and fingerprinting blocking to their Firefox browser…


Apple Could Pay a Reward to the 14-Year-Old Boy Who Found the FaceTime Snooping Bug

Grant Thompson, the 14-year-old who found Apple’s FaceTime flaw, may get a bounty for his discovery…


Galaxy S10 Photo Leak Shows Samsung Wireless Galaxy Buds

In just a matter of weeks, Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S10 but on Wednesday, German publisher WinFuture ran a photo showing what might be new Samsung wireless earbuds called Galaxy Buds. This photo leak comes days after WinFuture published photos that allegedly show the upcoming Galaxy S10E…


This Light-Powered 3D Printer Materializes Objects All at Once

3D printing has changed the way people approach hardware design, but most printers share a basic limitation: they essentially build objects layer by layer, generally from the bottom up. This new system from UC Berkeley, however, builds them all at once, more or less, by projecting a video through a jar of light-sensitive resin…

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