Linked: Brave browser and Internet Archive team up to revive dead pages
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Linked: Brave browser and Internet Archive team up to revive dead pages

This is actually pretty cool. “The web browser, Brave, now has a feature that revives dead web pages with the help of Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine which stores snapshots of billions of web pages. As time goes on, more and more pages go offline and can cause a bit of a headache for those who…

Linked: The Growing Threat to Free Speech Online
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Linked: The Growing Threat to Free Speech Online

I wrote about Section 230 last week. This comes from David French at Time. “It’s difficult to overstate how important this law is for the free speech of ordinary Americans. For 24 years we’ve taken for granted our ability to post our thoughts and arguments about movies, music, restaurants, religions, and politicians. While different sites…

Why Section 230 Actually Matters For the Internet as we Know It
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Why Section 230 Actually Matters For the Internet as we Know It

I found this article from The Hill to be rather enlightening on the subject of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Because it shows that most of the critics of it, on both sides of the political spectrum, simply don’t understand what it is. Most of them seem to think it either: Frees big…

Linked: Critical WordPress Plugin Bug Allows Admin Logins Without Password
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Linked: Critical WordPress Plugin Bug Allows Admin Logins Without Password

It’s been patched, so if you’re behind on your WordPress plugin upgrades, get with it. “A critical authentication bypass vulnerability allows anyone to log in as an administrator user on WordPress sites running an affected version of the InfiniteWP Client because of logical mistakes in the code.” One of the challenges of hosting your own…

Linked: The Old Internet Died And We Watched And Did Nothing
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Linked: The Old Internet Died And We Watched And Did Nothing

This is a really good reminder to not rely on a third-party to be the home of all of your stuff. You may end up losing it forever. Despite the constant flurries of social startups (Vine! Snapchat! TikTok! Ello! Meerkat! Peach! Path! Yo!), when the dust was blown off the chisel, the 2010s revealed that…

Linked: Now, more than 50% of Google searches end without a click to other content, study finds
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Linked: Now, more than 50% of Google searches end without a click to other content, study finds

I was just talking about Seth Godin talking about Google earlier this week, and their efforts to show you something in the search results, without letting you leave, so that you’re right there, ready to search for the next thing. And here we have proof that it’s working. The update includes data from the second…