Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 22:26 UTC
Internet & Networking

Today we're taking a major step to simplify online privacy with the launch of fully revamped versions of our browser extension and mobile app, now with built-in tracker network blocking, smarter encryption, and, of course, private search - all designed to operate seamlessly together while you search and browse the web. Our updated app and extension are now available across all major platforms - Firefox, Safari, Chrome, iOS, and Android - so that you can easily get all the privacy essentials you need on any device with just one download.

Seems like a natural extension of what DuckDuckGo is already known for. Nice work.

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RE[3]: True and OSnews got a D
by Alfman on Fri 26th Jan 2018 08:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: True and OSnews got a D"
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IIRC around 5 years ago or so there was an article here (largery focusing on UI and how behind the scenes it will be based on some standard framework, to ease maintainance in the future) about upcoming OSNews overhaul ...since then, silence. I suppose it's lack of resources / funds, as you say... :/
(I only hope that in any possible overhaul the behaviour of "greying out" comments which were already opened stays in place)

From an economical standpoint the cheapest option is probably just to customize an existing open source forum or maybe buying commercial software. Hiring developers is the most expensive option. I would do it if I could be paid. The thing is, if it's just going to end up another mass produced template site, I don't think I'd be in favor of it personally.

I know that I've had lots of ideas for osnews over the years. There are a lot of interesting and novel things that could be done. But as with anything, the resources need to be there.

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RE[4]: True and OSnews got a D
by zima on Tue 30th Jan 2018 18:35 in reply to "RE[3]: True and OSnews got a D"
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Hiring devs would be probably necessary at least to import all old articles and comments into new site ...I know I would very much prefer that.

(and I guess I hope that there will still be the bug/feature that, with a little editing of HTML, allows me now to comment 7 days after story date when the cutoff is supposedly 5 days ;) )

Edited 2018-01-30 18:39 UTC

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