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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

Search from over a hundred HOW TO articles, Tips and Tricks

This Week I Learned - Week #114

This Week I Learned -

To save a set of open tabs in Chrome (so that you can resume reading those pages later) you need only right-click on the tab bar and choose the ‘Bookmark All Tabs‘ option. In Firefox, use the keyboard shortcut  Alt+T+O+C to copy the URLs currently open within that browser.

* HTTPS is steadily becoming a standard for the web. Even for sites which don’t *need* encryption.

Wikipedia is in the process of implementing HTTPS to encrypt all Wikimedia traffic & also use HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to protect against efforts to ‘break’ HTTPS and intercept traffic. This will  make it harder for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to censor access to specific Wikipedia articles and other information.

* The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the HTTPS-Only Standard directive, requiring that all publicly accessible Federal websites and web services only provide service through a secure HTTPS connection. Per the issuance of this Memorandum, all publicly accessible Federal websites must meet the HTTPS-Only Standard by December 31st of 2016.

* In India, ICICI Bank is the first bank to use voice recognition service to identify customers based on their speech biometrics. Globally, Barclays PLC and Citibank NA use voice recognition for customers in London and Malaysia, respectively - Live Mint

Stanford and Google researchers, who collected data on the industry during the summer of last year, flagged 50,870 Chrome extensions as unwanted ad injectors, 38 per cent of which they decided were malware harmful to the security of users’ data - Forbes

Apple initially refused anyone else the ability to write software for the iPhone when it came out in 2007, and then opened the App Store, which expanded into a vast commercial territory

* America’s military presence in Afghanistan once stood at more than 100,000 troops. In Iraq, there was peak deployment of 218,500 in 2007 - Economist

* "The secret of life is to get lucky and stay there — and make the most of it every day" - Charley Ellis


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