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Firefox 79 clears redirect tracking cookies every 24 hours


Mozilla today started rolling out Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) 2.0 in Firefox. While the company technically launched Firefox 79 for Windows, Mac, and Linux last week, it only unveiled its marquee feature today. Firefox 79 by default blocks redirect tracking, also known as bounce tracking, and adds a handful of new developer features.
 

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Americans are losing faith in an objective media. A new Gallup/Knight study explores why.


Americans have high aspirations for the news media to be a trusted, independent watchdog that holds the powerful to account. But in a new Gallup/Knight study, we’ve found the gap is growing between what Americans expect from the news and what they think they are getting. Perceptions of bias are increasing too, which further erodes the media’s ability to deliver on its promise to our democracy.
 

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Here’s how to make a claim in the $7.5M Google Plus security flaw settlement


Anyone in the United States who held a Google Plus account between January 1, 2015 and April 2, 2019, and believes they were impacted by a security flaw that Google disclosed in 2018 can now register for a payout from a class action settlement. The lawsuit has settled for a total of $7.5 million. Each class action member is eligible for a payout of up to $12 after attorney fees and other costs are accounted for, although this could vary depending on the number of people who submit a claim. You have until October 8 to register.
 

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The global coffee crisis is coming


Nearly 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year, making it easily one of the most popular goods in the world. It’s cultivated in dozens of countries by nearly 25 million farmers who depend on it to make a living.

But coffee is becoming harder to grow. It’s a notoriously picky plant that requires very specific conditions to grow. And as climate change warms the planet, the places that can sustain the plant are shrinking. A recent study estimates that by 2050, the amount of land that can sustain coffee will have fallen by 50 percent.
 

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Regularly Delete Your Digital Assistant's Voice History


Bugs found in Alexa’s web services could have let hackers access voice recordings and personal data stored on Amazon’s servers. Some of the vulnerabilities could even let hackers remotely install Alexa Skills on someone else’s device without them knowing. Despite the severity of these flaws, you’re safe in this particular instance—but it’s a great reminder to please delete your smart speaker’s audio recordings already.
 

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