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- Google Removes Chrome Extension That Highlighted Jewish Names
Google has intervened and banned a Chrome extension that added three pairs of parentheses, called (((echoes))) around names of Jewish origin. The extension came to light after Mic reporter Cooper Fleishman discovered the secret (((echoes))) code used by neo-nazis and white supremacists on Twitter to highlight and label persons of Jewish descent. These hate groups would mark individuals with the echoes sign as a way to coordinate hate speech and personal attacks on social media against their targets. Someone spent a lot of time compiling the list of Jewish terms Investigating these attacks, Fleishman discovered a Google Chrome extension named
- Jacob Appelbaum Leaves Tor Project amid Multiple "Sexual Misconduct" Accusations
Details have surfaced on why the Tor Project's main evangelist has left the project so quietly, and they're about to trigger another media storm, reminiscent of the GitHub 2014 sexual harassment scandal. This past Thursday, on June 2, the Tor Project published a two-line blog post, bluntly announcing that the project's public face and most known personality, Jacob Appelbaum, had left the project on May 25. Two days later, after many criticized the project's leadership on Twitter, the Tor Project's Executive Director Shari Steele addressed the issue in an official statement. Applebaum left the project because of accusations of sexual misconduct "Over the past several days, a number of people have made serious, public allegations of sexual mistreatme...
- Vivaldi Now Lets Users Create Their Own Browser UI Themes
On the heels of the 1.2 release, the first 1.3 snapshot version of the Vivaldi browser brings in more customization features, and this time, the team decided to enhance the browser's theming features. While Vivaldi already came with several different built-in themes from which users were able to choose, the most recent version of Vivaldi lets users customize their theme's colors and appearance like no other browser ever did. Even if Firefox and Chrome provide the ability to skin their browser, this usually happens if users download and install themes made by developers. Users have the option to create their own skins, but this is cumbersome and involves at least some kind of coding and technical knowledge. Vivaldi takes browser skinning to a new level Vivaldi not only embedded the abili...
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