Firefox Removes Core Product Support For RSS/Atom Feeds

Starting with Firefox 64, RSS/Atom feed support will be handled via add-ons, rather than in-product. Mozilla’s Gijs Kruitbosch writes: After considering the maintenance, performance and security costs of the feed preview and subscription features in Firefox, we’ve concluded that it is no longer sustainable to keep feed support in the core of the product. While we still believe in RSS and support the goals of open, interoperable formats on the Web, we strongly believe that the best way to meet the needs of RSS and its users is via WebExtensions. With that in mind, we have decided to remove the built-in feed preview feature, subscription UI, and the “live bookmarks” support from the core of Firefox, now that improved replacements for those features are available via add-ons. By virtue of being baked into the core of Firefox, these features have long had outsized maintenance and security costs relative to their


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Show HN: WebRTC signalling data using QR codes

Using QR codes to share signalling data between two devices a WebRTC connection is established.
Open up https://webrtc-qr.surge.sh in a desktop browser and in a mobile browser.
In either browser choose Host and in the other one Join
The browser that hosts will show a series of QR codes (the data for the signalling offer plus some metadata to read it on the other device)
When the guest device (the one that joined) shows a series of QR codes it means it has read the offer and it is showing the signalling answer. Point the qr codes towards the host device so that it can read the qr codes.
When the connection is established a chime will ring (not in Mobile Safari though) and the devices will be connected.
For the time being a semi-transparent video is shown to help point the QR codes towards the center of the scanning device – this needs improvement.
Dev

Build


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Firefox removes core product support for RSS/Atom feeds

TL;DR: from Firefox 64 onwards, RSS/Atom feed support will be handled via add-ons, rather than in-product.
What is happening?
After considering the maintenance, performance and security costs of the feed preview and subscription features in Firefox, we’ve concluded that it is no longer sustainable to keep feed support in the core of the product. While we still believe in RSS and support the goals of open, interoperable formats on the Web, we strongly believe that the best way to meet the needs of RSS and its users is via WebExtensions.
With that in mind, we have decided to remove the built-in feed preview feature, subscription UI, and the “live bookmarks” support from the core of Firefox, now that improved replacements for those features are available via add-ons.
Why are you doing this?
By virtue of being baked into the core of Firefox, these features have long had outsized maintenance and security costs relative to their


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FCC Tells Court It Has No ‘Legal Authority’ To Impose Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission opened its defense of its net neutrality repeal yesterday, telling a court that it has no authority to keep the net neutrality rules in place. From a report: Chairman Ajit Pai’s FCC argued that broadband is not a “telecommunications service” as defined in federal law, and therefore it must be classified as an information service instead. As an information service, broadband cannot be subject to common carrier regulations such as net neutrality rules, Pai’s FCC said. The FCC is only allowed to impose common carrier regulations on telecommunications services. “Given these classification decisions, the Commission determined that the Communications Act does not endow it with legal authority to retain the former conduct rules,” the FCC said in a summary of its defense filed yesterday in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The FCC is defending the net neutrality repeal against a


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Here’s how to find out if your Facebook was hacked in the breach

Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook’s access token breach announced two weeks ago? Here’s how to find out.

Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info accessed, 14M’s bios too

Visit this Facebook Help center link while logged in: https://www.facebook.com/help/securitynotice?ref=sec.
Scroll down to the section “Is my Facebook account impacted by this security issue?”
Here you’ll see a Yes or No answer to whether your account was one of the 30 million users impacted. Those affected will also receive a warning like this atop their News Feed:
If Yes, you’ll be in one of three categories:
A. You’re in the 15 million users’ whose name plus email and/or phone number was accessed.
B. You’re in the 14 million users’ who had that data plus account bio data accessed including “username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they


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FCC tells court it has no “legal authority” to impose net neutrality rules

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to the media after the vote to repeal net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong )
The Federal Communications Commission opened its defense of its net neutrality repeal yesterday, telling a court that it has no authority to keep the net neutrality rules in place.
Chairman Ajit Pai’s FCC argued that broadband is not a “telecommunications service” as defined in federal law, and therefore it must be classified as an information service instead. As an information service, broadband cannot be subject to common carrier regulations such as net neutrality rules, Pai’s FCC said. The FCC is only allowed to impose common carrier regulations on telecommunications services.
“Given these classification decisions, the Commission determined that the Communications Act does not endow it with legal authority to retain the former conduct rules,” the FCC said in a summary of its defense


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First IMAX Enhanced 4K Blu-rays Announced with HDR10+

The first two IMAX Enhanced Ultra HD Blu-ray titles have been announced, with the release date of December 11. They are: A Beautiful Planet and Journey to the South Pacific, both of which are nature documentaries and original IMAX films.
Notably, not only are these discs the first IMAX Enhanced titles, they also appear to be the first to include HDR10+ mastering. The IMAX enhanced aspect of the presentation includes video and audio elements. Visually, you’ll enjoy the detail and grandeur of what IMAX cameras on a 4K TV, there’s no explicit need for compatible equipment.
If you have an IMAX-enhanced display, you can use the dedicated IMAX Enhanced mode that’s tuned to present the content at its best. The idea behind IMAX Enhanced is that you can start buying the content now and then upgrade to gear that makes the most of it, including on the audio side of things where


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