Engadget: Opera’s latest browser update will show you how much you’re being tracked. “With its previous release, Opera unveiled a tracker blocker for its browser that sped it up by up to 20 percent and offered more privacy, to boot. With the latest version, you’ll be able to see a list of those trackers to get an idea of just how often advertisers and websites are watching you.”
TechCrunch: Firefox can now block those annoying notification requests. “Virtually every random site you go to these days wants you to subscribe to its push notifications. It’s one of the many small annoyances on the open web, but thankfully, those pop ups may not be for long — at least if you are a Firefox user. With the release of Firefox 59 for the desktop, Mozilla is adding a useful little feature to its browser that lets you stop websites from asking to send notifications.”
Mozilla Blog: New Test Pilot Experiments Available Today. “It’s been a busy summer for Firefox! Last month, we delivered the first in a series of groundbreaking updates to the browser. This week, the Test Pilot team is continuing to evolve Firefox features with three new experiences that will make for a simpler, faster and safer experience.”
Make Tech Easier: 6 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions to Annotate Text on the Web. “Highlighting text on the Web is very useful when reading, researching or emphasizing specific text on a Web page to share online with friends. If you are using the Chrome browser, here are the best Chrome extensions to annotate text on the Web.”
The Next Web has a writeup on a new social bookmarking site. “Refind is the home for the best links on the web. It lets you save great links that will come in handy in the future, discover what others save, and find everything again when you really need it, for example when you later search for a similar topic on Google. Refind works on desktop (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) and mobile (iOS, Android).” Currently in private beta, but a link at the end of the story will get you access until Saturday.