How to Disable YouTube Try the YouTube Kids App Popup
Aug 20, 2019Web and InternetComments (5)
Here's a simple way to hide the YouTube "Try the YouTube Kids App" popup that shows up on the main screen. Please note that this may also block other types of popups that YouTube uses.
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How to Disable YouTube Live Chat
Jun 1, 2018Web and InternetComments (17)
Here's a simple way to hide the YouTube live chat window and block it from loading altogether. This should also result in a small improvement to page load speed when visiting YouTube video pages that have live chat.
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How to Block YouTube Video "End Screens" Overlays and Subscribe Thumbnail at End of Video
May 23, 2018Web and InternetComments (139)
YouTube has recently added End Screens as an option for publishers. Similar to annotations, these overlay over the current video while it's playing, but unlike annotations they cannot be dismissed. These end screens appear in the final 10-15 seconds of the video and can contain thumbnails for videos, channels, and websites:
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Link To A Specific Time In A YouTube Video
Jan 26, 2018Web and InternetComments (16)
You can link to a specific part of a YouTube video, so that upon visiting the URL you are taken directly to that time, three different ways:
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Verizon v. FCC 2014 Helgi Walker Statement
Nov 22, 2017Web and Internet
On the topic of net neutrality you may have seen this quote floating around:

"I'm authorized to state by my client today, that but for these rules we would be exploring those commercial arrangements."
This is from the Verizon lawyer Helgi C. Walker, and is touted as evidence that Verizon plans to prioritize or block Internet traffic discriminately, or create paid fast-lanes. Here's a little more detail on this and where you can listen to the full exchange.
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How to Disable Firefox Screenshots Feature
Nov 14, 2017Web and Internet
Firefox Screenshots is a feature that allows you to take, download, collect, and share screenshots. Mozilla added it to version 56 of Firefox. If you don't need it or never use it, here's how you can disable it.
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How to Disable and Remove Reader Button in Firefox URL Web Address Bar
Nov 14, 2017Web and InternetComments (1)
Firefox Reader is a feature that strips away clutter like buttons, ads, and background images, and changes the page's text size, contrast, and layout for better readability. Here's how you can disable it.
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How to Disable and Remove Pocket Button in Firefox URL Web Address Bar
Nov 14, 2017Web and InternetComments (1)
Firefox Pocket is a service that allows you to save documents, articles, and other content for later reading. It used to be an add-on for Firefox, but Mozilla decided to integrate it directly into the browser, which upset many users. Here's how you can disable it.
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Security and Web Policies
Sep 29, 2017Web and Internet
This document covers the various policies in effect during your usage of this website. Please take a moment to review them prior to commenting on posts or using information from this website. These policies are subject to change without notice and were last updated on October 2, 2017.
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Scam Text Message from 855-254-9217 us-bankofamerica.com
Sep 11, 2016Web and Internet
Lately there has been a scam text message going around trying to trick people into thinking their Bank of America account has been compromised in some way. It contains a fake authorization code, and a link to "block" the transaction.
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How to Remove Yahoo Mail Olympic Medal Count Box
Aug 10, 2016Web and InternetComments (2)
During the Olympics, Yahoo displays a box in the lower left of your mail inbox with the medal count for each country. If you want to remove this, you can do so using any standard ad blocker.
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How to Block Amazon Frontpage Woman's Dress Video Ad
Jun 27, 2016Web and Internet
Amazon often shows a video ad on their frontpage for their women's dresses section. It can be distracting, as any auto-playing video is. Here is an easy way to remove it using a standard ad blocker.
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How To Remove Yahoo's Empty Inbox Folder Video Ads
Apr 8, 2016Web and InternetComments (46)
Yahoo has video ads that auto-play when you empty your spam folder or have an empty inbox or other folder. When they first introduced them you could disable them, but shortly afterwards Yahoo made them permanent. Here is an easy way to remove them completely using any standard ad blocker.
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Reddit Front Page Post Time and Day Heat Map
Nov 11, 2015Web and Internet
I created a small script that keeps track of all new Reddit posts that are created and all posts that reach the front page over the last 8 months (default subreddits in the U.S.). I was able to create a couple interesting time and day-of-the-week heat maps from the data.
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