Web browser notifications and about:blank

Tech Talk #125 ā€“ March 14, 2020 Iā€™m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, letting web sites show notifications about new messages and emails, even when the browser is closed. But somehow, somewhere along the way, websites started abusing the notifications feature. If you visit a web page just once, to read an article or check on a sale, that site can pop up notification messages to you. Honestly, it can