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WebAssembly gets nod from W3C and, most likely, an embrace from cryptojackers online

Standardization of wasm for the web offers a new take on the same old problems

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on Thursday published three WebAssembly specifications as W3C Recommendations, officially endorsing a technology touted for the past few years as a way to accelerate web code, to open the web to more programming languages, and to make code created for the web more portable and safe.…

Microsoft emits long-term support .NET Core 3.1, Visual Studio 16.4

Ready to go, but beware ‘unfortunate breaking change’ in Windows Forms

Microsoft has released .NET Core 3.1 – a significant milestone as, unlike version 3.0, it is a long-term support (LTS) release, suggesting that the company believes it’s fit for extended use. It is accompanied by Visual Studio 16.4, also an LTS release.…

Newly born Firefox 71 emerges from its den – with its own VPN and some privacy tricks

Mozilla continues exploring privacy as a source of revenue

Patting itself on the back for blocking more than one trillion web tracking requests through its Enhanced Tracking Protection tech, Mozilla on Tuesday continued its privacy push with a further test of its Firefox Private Network service, an update to Firefox Preview Beta for Android, and the debut of its latest desktop browser, Firefox 71.…