Slashgear: Research: 4 new ways browser history can be exposed. “A recent study by the University of California, San Diego, showed four new ways to expose Internet users’ browsing histories. They also showed the ways in which these histories could and can be used to target internet users with various attacks. Most of these attacks take aim psychologically, targeting the trust users have in details to which they believe only their closest friends and family have access.”
Hongkiat: Top 5 Free Web Statistics Tools. “Either you own a website or a blog, it cannot be a one-way process where you just keep posting stuff and don’t pay heed to how the users are reacting to it. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye on web statistics like how much traffic are you getting, what type of visitors do you have and how they behave on your posts.” Nice overview. English is a little awkward but doesn’t impede understanding.
App Advice: Articulu Turns Content From the Web Into Natural Sounding Audio. “After downloading the app, you can see suggested articles in a number of different sections including popular, tech, news business, lifestyle, and more. But easily the best feature is to select any URL and have the app turn into an audio article.” Nice idea. Does have a monthly fee if you want unlimited use.
Search Engine Journal: Website Accessibility & the Law: Why Your Website Must Be Compliant. “Most countries provide laws protecting the civil rights of disabled persons for homes, parks, businesses, and educational facilities. What is not universal is website accessibility. The internet provides global access to information, stores, education, financial institutions, audio, and video, but often remains restricted or dependent on assistive devices for millions of people to gain unhindered access. Fortunately, there are standards in place that unifies development and allows the world to use web-based solutions with universally accepted protocols. We know these standards as the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C.”
Hongkiat: 7 Free Web Annotation and Markup Tools You Should Know . “Web Annotation and Markup tools help you to comment, discuss and collaborate right on web pages or screenshots or PDFs. Such tools add context to the content and make use of highlights, sticky notes, comments, etc. for making discussions with context. In this post, we’re showcasing the best yet freely available tools for contextual feedback.”
Make Tech Easier: How to Find Out When a Webpage Was Published. “When you’re doing research on a topic, it’s vital to ensure your sources are up to date. If you’re writing an academic paper, dates of publication are often required in the citations. The majority of the time, getting the date is easy: simply look on the site and find the “published on” date to find out how recent it was. Things get a little more complicated when there is no date listed on the webpage. When this happens, how do you know when the page was published?”
Lifehacker: Create Your Own Personal Archive of Web Pages With This Chrome Extension. “Websites change. Websites go out of business. This week I came across a new browser extension that makes saving those sites a little easier, WebSatchel. Obviously, not many people are going to have the specific use case that I do. That said, there are plenty of reasons to save a website, be it a story you enjoyed reading and might want to read again or even a recipe for something you’d like to try out later.”