How-To Geek: Fonts and Browser Extensions That Help Those with Dyslexia Read the Web

How-To Geek: Fonts and Browser Extensions That Help Those with Dyslexia Read the Web. “Dyslexia is a learning condition characterized by difficulties with reading and, to a lesser extent, writing. As the web is full of written content, the right fonts and extensions can make consuming digital content much easier for those with dyslexia.”

Wired: DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit

Wired: DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit. “Today DuckDuckGo is releasing a feature called Smarter Encryption that combines its existing private search capabilities and tracker blocking service with a new tool to upgrade encryption for more of the sites you visit. It’s available on DuckDuckGo’s mobile browser for Android and iOS, and through the company’s desktop browser extension for Firefox and Chrome. “

Washington Post: Think you’re anonymous online? A third of popular websites are ‘fingerprinting’ you.

Washington Post: Think you’re anonymous online? A third of popular websites are ‘fingerprinting’ you.. “Just when you thought we had hit rock bottom on all the ways the Internet could snoop on us — no. We’ve sunk even lower. There’s a tactic spreading across the Web named after treatment usually reserved for criminals: fingerprinting. At least a third of the 500 sites Americans visit most often use hidden code to run an identity check on your computer or phone.”

BetaNews: Malwarebytes launches free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox

BetaNews: Malwarebytes launches free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox. “In order to make using the internet safer, Malwarebytes is launching Browser Guard, a free browser extension aimed at safeguarding consumers from scammers, and allowing them to browse up to four times faster.”

EurekAlert: New tool makes web browsing easier for the visually impaired

EurekAlert: New tool makes web browsing easier for the visually impaired. “In a new study, led by University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics student, Alexandra Vtyurina, who collaborated with Microsoft researchers and the University of Washington’s Assistant Professor, Leah Findlater, a way was found to merge the best elements of voice assistants with screen readers to create a tool that makes free-form web searches easier. The tool is called Voice Exploration, Retrieval, and Search (VERSE).”

Gizmodo: How to Take Control of Where Every Link on Your Phone or Computer Opens Up

Gizmodo: How to Take Control of Where Every Link on Your Phone or Computer Opens Up. “Links make the digital world go round—links to your Twitter profile or the daily headlines or a file stored in the cloud. Being able to manage those links and open them more efficiently can be a bigger time-saver in your day than you might think… and so we’re going to outline how you can take more control over your links on mobile and desktop.”