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Security & Privacy — Posted
Naked Secuirty reports on bit-squatting - a form of DNS hijacking which requires no exploitation.
Dinaburg registered 31 domain names that were one bit off from popular services like microsoft.com, amazon.com, doubleclick and several CDNs. He ran the experiment for approximately seven months. During his experiment 52,317 requests were received from 12,949 unique IP addresses.
Mozilla have announced WebAPI with a goal to providing a basic HTML5 phone experience in 3 to 6 months.
WebAPI is an effort by Mozilla to bridge together the gap, and have consistent APIs that will work in all web browsers, no matter the operating system.
Browsers — Posted
Paul Irish has posted a video on how to see which elements are getting repainted in the browser's paint cycle in the Chrome Developer Tools.
Conferences & Meetups — Posted
This Fridays "Ask MDN" focusses on WebSockets.
This time around we’re focussing on WebSockets, which make it possible to have two-way communication between a browser and the server in real-time. All of this is done without the need to constantly poll for new data with techniques like AJAX; instead everything is streamed to you as and when it’s needed (rather than requests coming from you with AJAX).
This session will occur on Friday at 6pm BST/10am PDT/1pm EDT.
HTML / HTML5, Books & Magazines — Posted
If you're interested in the HTML5 Filesystem API, Eric Bidelman has written a book which is now available from O'Reilly Media on Amazon and other book stores.
Social Networks — Posted
Facebook have introduced a new implementation of FB.Canvas.getPageInfo to their API which now requires a fallback. Developers have 90 days to make the change to their codebase.
Browsers — Posted
Ever wanted to add a moustache to everyone on the web? This extension for Google Chrome will do just that!
Remy Sharp has created a video tutorial explaining how to test AJAX requests on JS Bin.