Neowin: Mozilla Fellows develop extension to let you learn about and thwart targeted ads

Neowin: Mozilla Fellows develop extension to let you learn about and thwart targeted ads. “Most people realise things on the internet are not free and either need to be maintained by a subscription or through advertising. In the case of ads, firms like Google and Facebook aggressively track users in order to show better ads, but the amount of data they hold is a bit troubling. Several Mozilla Fellows decided to create a new add-on for Chrome and Firefox called Fuzzify.me which aims to tell you why certain ads are shown to you, and gives you the power to thwart these ads.”

MakeUseOf: The 11 Best Sites for Finding What Books to Read Next

MakeUseOf: The 11 Best Sites for Finding What Books to Read Next. “There is nothing more daunting than going to a bookstore without a shopping list. So, make sure that your next read is going to be a good one. There are plenty of sites you can use to look up books based on your personal taste, favorite authors and titles, or even based on a specific plot summary or character.”

BusinessWire: Connector Presents a Clever New Tool Promising to Stop You from Sending Angry Emails (PRESS RELEASE)

Business Wire: Connector Presents a Clever New Tool Promising to Stop You from Sending Angry Emails (PRESS RELEASE). “Connector, an Open Innovation Studio, created Angry Inbox, a simple service which aims to stop people from sending impulsive angry emails they might regret later.”

MakeUseOf: 11 Chrome Extensions That Help You Stay Healthy at a Desk Job

MakeUseOf: 11 Chrome Extensions That Help You Stay Healthy at a Desk Job . “If you’re someone (like me) whose job involves sitting in front of a computer all day, you need a solution. Fortunately, there are a few extensions for Google Chrome which can help you be more mindful of your health while working. Here are eleven of them.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Value Labor in Digital Projects

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Value Labor in Digital Projects. “Digital projects often bring together many different members of an institution, or several institutions, and those members often have very different statuses: students (undergraduate or graduate), workers in precarious positions, those with permanent positions, etc. Understanding and properly valuing all of this work, and the disparate effects such work has on the different people who perform it, is an ongoing challenge.”