Monday, November 29, 2021

Masbad: Quick Hits 49

Wacky Tech

Hello June! And with that, the rain season is also coming. So let’s kick start things with a quick hit so you can go back to letting the pluviophile in you enjoy the rain.

Brave under fire

In a recent report found on Decrypt, it seems that Brave, the privacy-focused browser, got caught red-handed with the very thing it advocated to not do that’s why it has won millions of hearts the world over. The article described a Twitter user noticing that Brave redirects a user to an affiliate version of a link when they search for certain crypto companies. The issue quickly got bigger when someone else dug deep into Brave’s Github page and found more redirects to more crypto companies.

Brave’s CEO and co-founder, Brendan Eich, talked about it also in a Twitter thread he posted.

Watch out for Urbanears

There’s a couple of true wireless earbuds that’s coming from Urbanears - the Luma and Alby. And by the looks of it, it seems like it’s going to be a solid choice. Moreso when you take into account its IPX4 splash-resistant. If those don’t easily fall off during a intense workout that involves weighlifting and burpees, I’d probably get a pair for myself.

Permission needed

If you’re about to embed a photo from any Instagram user onto your website, you might want to hold off on that until things get sorted out legally. Although this isn’t a legal case in the Philippines, but how things turn out will definitely have an effect on the policies and terms of service with Instagram (and possibly with Facebook as well).

In a report posted by ArsTechnica, and right off the bat in the first paragraph:

Instagram does not provide users of its embedding API a copyright license to display embedded images on other websites, the company said in a Thursday email to Ars Technica.


Allow me to leave here a video from YouTube. This is from one of the many channels I subscribe to on YouTube for great info about the PC world. If you’re saving up for a PC build this year, this might be a good place to start. Enjoy!


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