Links: August 2018

Advice for a new executive – Excellent suggestions from Lara Hogan and Chad Dickerson.

Firefox :screenshot command – Simple way to take a screenshot of a page from the web dev console. Only in Firefox Nightly and Firefox Dev Edition right now.

RFC for a Secure Unserialization Mechanism in PHP – I recommend avoiding PHP serialize() and unserialize() entirely.

Keynote Speakers Make Bad Life Decisions and Are Poor Role Models – We are all doomed. From the 27th Usenix Security Symposium.

The secret-token URI scheme – Provide a standard format for secret token strings, making it easier to detect and prevent them from being accidentally leaked.

Puppeteer Recorder – Chrome extension that records page interactions and generates a Puppeteer script version.

Bedrock DB – Built on top of SQLite, by Expensify. Trying to figure out if this is brilliant, crazy, or both.

ITP Debug Mode in Safari – ITP ( Intelligent Tracking Prevention ) logging, better than the previous option, which was nothing.

Amazon Aurora Serverless – Autoscaling MySQL, with per usage billing.

Even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store time-stamped location data without asking.” – Things like this make it hard to believe that Google considers privacy a top level issue.

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