I added the Invidition add-on to Firefox Extensions – My Picks. Invidition is a fairly nice add-on that redirects all links to YouTube videos and embedded YouTube videos to one of the Invidious instances which provide an alternative front-end to youtube.com. By using the add-on one can avoid youtube.com completely whilst still being able to watch YouTube videos. Think privacy.
As for the state of the Mozilla Firefox Add-ons site (AMO), it is in sad shape. Many of the new add-ons being published are garbage and many contain what i broadly define as malware. While Mozilla's choice to discontinue the older XUL add-ons in favor of Web Extensions is nice for security, the move has resulted in an influx of developers apparently coming from Google Chrome since both browsers use essentially the same extension API. The fallout from these changes, as well as the implementation of an automated extension review system, has resulted in a significant number of malware containing add-ons being published to AMO every day. While these malicious add-ons seem to be removed from AMO within roughly 24 hours, they still present potentially serious risks for those who install them before they are removed and disabled.
I think a lot of the innovation that once surfaced on AMO has dried up and it's rather sad and annoying to see that replaced with money hungry morons, among them a bazillion VPN providers with piss-poor "privacy" policies, and piles of "Adobe Flash" add-ons, virtually all of which are outright malware. It's also frustrating to watch hundreds and even thousands of ignorant sheep installing this garbage.
If you have a desire to help Mozilla do what it damn well should be doing without your help, create a Firefox Account, go to addons.mozilla.org and start down-voting and flagging these malicious add-ons.
Always remember to run the 'ghacks' prefsCleaner script after every update to either their user.js or my user-overrides.js.
On rather important thing i added to my user-overrides.js is the following comment:
* ALWAYS READ THE 'LATEST CHANGES' SECTION NEAR THE TOP and if there are any
* preferences in it that have been removed, these preferences need to be reset
* from about:config in Firefox
If you really want to be sure any old prefs or incorrect pref values are removed from prefs.js, exit Firefox and rename it to prefs.js.bak, then restart Firefox.
Recent changes as follows:
* added 'webgl.dxgl.enabled' * added 'browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.asrouter.userprefs.cfr.addons' * removed 'browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.asrouter.userprefs.cfr' - depreciated * moved 'browser.display.use_document_fonts' to ghacks diffs section * moved 'layout.css.font-loading-api.enabled' to personal prefs section * minor edits
The House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday which would permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, one day after comedian and activist Jon Stewart tore the committee a new one on Tuesday - calling them "shameful" over the number of empty seats on the panel.
The meeting was held with Jewish groups apparently on a range of international topics, including the Trump administration’s Middle East policy. Pompeo seemed unaware his remarks were being recorded. His comments are therefore a stark leveling of reality, dispelling the media spin put out by the Trump administration of “supporting democracy in Venezuela.
Several of the organizations participating are focused on preventing the erosion of support for Israel among Democratic voters. Recent polls show that the large majority of progressive Americans now support Palestinian human rights.
The government just produced documents to Judicial Watch in response to a freedom of information suit which show that the West has long supported ISIS. The documents were written by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency on August 12, 2012 … years before ISIS burst onto the world stage.
I am Syrian… living in Syria in the middle of everything. We have seen horrors. It was never a revolution nor a civil war. The terrorists are sent by your goverment. They are al Qaeda Jabhat al Nusra Wahhabi Salafists Talibans etc and the extremist jihadists sent by the West, the Saudis, Qatar and Turkey. Your Obama and whoever is behind him or above him are supporting al Qaeda and leading a proxy war on my country.