GPC is the latest attempt at allowing customers to specify how their browsing data is to be shared online, the previous attempt referred to as DNT was a relative failure.
Like with DNT, once the user specifies their preference the browser adds an additional HTTP request header:
const gpcValue = navigator.globalPrivacyControl
Additionally, websites can define that they respect the GPC request by posting a file in a file /.well-known/gpc.json
GPC is currently implemented by default in:
Brave = https://spreadprivacy.com/global-privacy-control-enabled-by-default/
In Firefox, you currently have to enable it manually:
about:config globalprivacycontrol boolean true
CORS is a more modern equivalent to JSONP for cross-domain XmlHttpRequests(AJAX) with options to limit domains, subdomains and ports.
Initial browser support:
- Firefox 3.5
- Chrome 4
- Safari 3.2
- MSIE 8
This is relevant only after you have updated to Apple IOS 4.2.x on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad device. With this release, the ability to print has been added, but it takes a bit of configuration to setup the printer sharing itself as it relies on the Apple Bonjour service/protocol!
I assume that this is all trivial if you are using a networked printer, particularly if it’s wireless…. but if you have a printer that is shared by another computer on the network, you’ll have to do the following.
- Install iTunes 10.1 (or newer) on the PC
- Install IOS 4.2.1 (or newer) on the mobile device
- Download AirPrint.zip (airprint.exe, libairprint.dll, XpdfPrint.dll)
- Unzip it.
- Make a folder, “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\” (NOTE: without the x86 for 32bit)
- Copy the files to “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\” (NOTE: without the x86 for 32bit)
- Run “cmd.exe” as administrator
- Run the following commands (There should be a space between ‘=’ and ‘”‘)
- Windows 64bits:
sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= "C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s" depend= "Bonjour Service" start= auto
sc.exe start AirPrint
- Windows 32bits:
sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= "C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s" depend= "Bonjour Service" start= auto
sc.exe start AirPrint
- Let Windows Firewall allow AirPrint to communicate on the networks (Double click on the airprint.exe)
- Now, open Safari or any other printing application on your device and try to Print, the first time will have to select the printer, and you may need to give user credentials for the printer.
ReplayTV, as a predecessor to the commonly known Tivo had two features that ultimately lead to the companies undoing:
- Commercial Advance (automatic)
- Internet Video Sharing
Obviously, advertisers did not like the first feature, and movie studios did not like the second. As these boxes could easily share ‘anything’ that they could receive it was/is relatively easy to send video that was captured from cable networks or DVDs over an internet connection.
Mind you that sharing is not as easy as it is over the file sharing networks, user interaction is required to both send and recieve files, and that process is far slower than most people would be willing to wait if they just wanted to ‘pirate’ something.
Several years ago, when I first purchased my unit, it was easy to go to http://www.myreplaytv.com/ to remotely manage my hardware, that service is now gone but in it’s absence there have been some creative solutions.
My ReplayTV (5xxx) ISN: 00004-54831-42373
Test your connection (or mine):