WebP, an image format developed by Google, which is intended to replace JPEG, PNG, and […]
“When converting medium-resolution photographs (approx 1600px – 2500px on the long edge), WebP files are often larger than the JPEG equivalent,” WordPress developer Mark Howells-Mead commented on the main ticket for WebP work.
And from the comments:
This plugin will disable WebP generation by default. No settings, just a filter for those who can’t do it on their own.
Due to mounting pressure, Google announced it will eventually block third-party tracking in its Chrome browser. Sounds good, right? And it is, until you hear that their proposed alternative is to have Chrome itself track people on every site they visit… unless the sites ask them not to
In Contra Chrome, Leah carefully charts this road and its terrain in a funny and easily accessible way. In webcomic form, she documents how over the last decade, Google’s browser has become a threat to user privacy and the democratic process itself.
I set about trying to find a kid-friendly search engine that enabled exploration, while still protecting her from the toxicity of the greater modern web.
And, guess what?
If my kids want to search for dinosaurs, they should be presented with educational and otherwise appropriate websites to help them learn about dinosaurs; not a full page of ads for dinosaurs before they see the actual search results
I do not see much discussion of this from within education, I wonder why not?
This microcast covers ethics in decision-making for technology companies and (related!) some recent purchases I’ve made.
Delighted to see Doug’s microcast in his RSS feed. I also love Doug’s wrestling with his technology stack. Over the years it has gone back and forwards and is always fascinating to read Doug’s thoughts on the whys and wherefores.
“Did you realise you might have lost your Google 'View image' button? I didn't.
"Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'" https://t.co/RW2doyhaaf via @Downes
There's a lot to think about in here.”
This is fascinating to me for a couple of reasons: When I tested it I’d forgotten I’d been using duckduckgo.com on all my devices for 4 months, so I could see a view file link. Obviously I’ve not missed google searches.
Is it such a bad thing that you have to visit a site to download images. That gives you thinking time and might help you check copyright.