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- New Copyright Laws in European Union to Sabotage User's Freedom, Says Mozilla
The copyright laws are about to change in the European Union, and the plan is to bring them up to date, but Mozilla says it will significantly impact the freedom of Internet users. The European Union does have copyright laws, but they are outdated and not designed for this age. For the most part, the legislation is taken care of by the member states, but that also means they don’t have the same power. On the other hand, regulating copyright laws is always going to be a tricky problem, and someone will get upset, albeit the copyright holders or the people that want to make use of protected material. Mozilla says that freedom and openness is threatened The Mozilla Organization is a US-based non-profit, and some people might think that their stance might be a strange one, but this is not the first time when the organization took a position on laws that could limit online access to users. A new proposal is going before the European Parliament Commit...
- Opera 49 to Introduce New Private Mode on Linux & Windows, Easier Configuration
Opera Software released a new developer build of their Chromium-based Opera web browser, versioned 49.0.2705.0, which introduces a new private mode and an all-in-one panel to ease the configuration of Opera's most essential features. Opera 49 still lays in the developer channel and it's been recently rebased on the Chromium 62.0.3188.4 open-source web browser. The latest build, Opera 49.0.2705.0, introduces a bunch of goodies that should come in handy for newcomers and veteran Opera users alike. The first of these, is a new private mode that's now available on both Linux and Windows systems. "Our original appearance for private browsing was a bit harsh to our users’ eyes because of the very dark background colo...
- Twitter Finally Rolls Out Night Mode Feature to Linux, Windows and Mac Users
Twitter announced today that it managed to implement the Night Mode feature to the desktop version of its social networking service, available on all Linux and Windows PCs, as well as Macs. The long-anticipated Night Mode feature is ready to conquer your desktop, help stop eye strain, and help you fall asleep after a long night of twittering. The feature is currently rolling out to the desktop version of twitter.com and should be supported on all modern web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera. iOS and Android users were able to enjoy the Night Mode feature on their devices for more than a year now, but it took a while to arrive on our Macs, Linux, and Windows PCs. By design, the Night Mode feature restricts blue light emanating from your display by changing its hue when you're working at night, but on the desktop it will only change the look of twitter.com from white to black. Here's how to enable Night Mode on twitter.com
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