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Get Rid of YouTube’s Terrible Clickbait Thumbnail Images

Once, YouTube thumbnails actually resembled the videos they advertised. Once, the recommended videos list was not a sensory overload of Photoshopped headshots and graphic overlays where every thumbnail looks like an Epic Rap Battle of History. You can return to that time, and replace the clickbaity thumbnails with…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Chrome 76 Makes Avoiding Paywalls Easier—For Now

Google’s latest version of Chrome is finally out, and version 76 of the browser has plenty of little features to improve your browsing experience: a new install button that appears in your address bar for progressive web apps, a new way to preference a website’s “dark mode” style if that’s how you prefer your browsing…Read […]

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Chrome 76 Makes Avoiding Paywalls Easier—For Now

Google’s latest version of Chrome is finally out, and version 76 of the browser has plenty of little features to improve your browsing experience: a new install button that appears in your address bar for progressive web apps, a new way to preference a website’s “dark mode” style if that’s how you prefer your browsing…Read […]

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Here’s One Way to Check That Your Chrome Extensions Are Safe

In light of the recent DataSpii browser extension leak, where millions of users had their data tracked and sold by seemingly benign browser extensions, it’s worth running a check on other Chrome add-ons you may have installed—or are thinking of installing—to sniff out any bad actors. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Uninstall These Eight Browser Extensions That Stole Data from Millions

A massive data leak was recently discovered by cybersecurity researcher Sam Jidali, revealing private information for 45 major companies and millions of individuals. Dubbed “DataSpii” by Jidali and his team, the leak was perpetrated by innocent-looking Chrome and Firefox browser extensions that collected and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Control Videos and Music from Chrome’s Toolbar

While Chrome has let users mute audio in individual tabs for some time, Google is currently testing a new media control feature in the browser’s latest Canary build. When enabled, users can play, pause, and skip/rewind audio and video content directly from the browser’s toolbar—incredibly convenient for silencing (or…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Fool Advertising Trackers with Mozilla’s ‘Track This’

Nobody likes annoying internet advertisements, that’s for sure. And it’s even creepier when you visit one website, do the web’s equivalent of a little window-shopping, and suddenly find ads for that site plastered over every other site you’re looking at. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Create a Floating Netflix Player on Your Desktop

According to multiple reports, Netflix is testing a new pop-out player for those who use Netflix’s website to stream their favorite shows. While I tend to only use Netflix’s apps, there’s something elegant about this new approach—if you have access to the feature, clicking a little button on Netflix’s player will…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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If You Can’t Upgrade From Windows 7 to Windows 10, What Should You Do?

While I always recommend upgrading to the latest and greatest version of whatever software you’re using, this might not be the best option if you’re running an older device that’s already struggling to function. This is especially true of operating systems—although sometimes even your older device can benefit from an…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Report Suspicious Sites to Google Using This Chrome Extension

If you’ve used Chrome for any length of time, you’ve probably stumbled across its scary red interstitial—otherwise known as the Google Safe Browsing warning. If you’re attempting to pull up a site that looks problematic, like a malware host, Chrome will prevent you from doing so unless you do a little digging to …Read more… […]

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Block Sites From Google Results With uBlacklist

Chrome: Sometimes you just never want to see a certain site in your Google results. Maybe you want to block a sketchy news source, or you don’t want Pinterest in your image search results, or there’s a really gross forum that keeps appearing in searches. Some sites like Yahoo Answers and Quora have a way […]

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How to Get Past Paywalls in Chrome’s Incognito Mode

Chrome: As one who spends quite a bit of time browsing the news from various sites around the web, it’s frustrating to encounter paywall after paywall after paywall—especially when a site or author’s own social media feed was the one cajoling you to click and read an article in the first place.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Protect Your PC Right Now From Intel’s Latest Vulnerability

Who doesn’t love hearing news that a new vulnerability in one of their computer’s key components—the CPU that powers the whole thing—could allow an attacker to steal critical data (like your passwords or your encryption keys) directly from your processor? It’s always a fun day when that happens. Thankfully, the fixes…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Give YouTube a ‘Classic’ Look on Firefox and Chrome

If you feel nostalgic for the way YouTube used to be, or at least how it used to look, it’s possible to go back. An extension called “YouTube Classic” for Firefox and Chrome allows you reskin the web video hub with a retro look shifts that reverts the site to how it looked once upon […]

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