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SEO for Developers by Detlef Johnson

Major update: I've been hired by Jim Boykin of Internet Marketing Ninjas as a technologist to launch a service providng performance optimization that improve Core Web Vitals scores without the need for developers to get involved by using Cloudflare's security and CDN services with its edge computing capability.

5 ways to level up your Vim skills

Level up your Vim skills and kick your text editor up a notch with a few fun tricks.

Markdown rendering tool

Powered by VueJS a helpful little markdown editor is handy for your readme.md at GitHub and wherever else.

Head request response tool

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Facebook
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC
Facebook to require all US on-campus staff to wear masks starting on Aug. 4, regardless of vaccination status, citing rising COVID cases and local regulations  —  - Facebook will begin requiring all of its employees to wear masks when on its campuses in the U.S., regardless of an employee's vaccination status.

Security
Carly Page / TechCrunch
Finite State, a supply chain security startup that helps uncover security flaws in device firmware, lands $30M Series B led by Energize Ventures  —  Columbus, Ohio-based Finite State, a startup that provides supply chain security for connected devices and critical infrastructure, has raised $30M in Series B funding.

Google
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo
Google's Rick Osterloh demos Pixel 6's Tensor SoC, which enables real-time object detection and HDR in videos as well as real-time translation and live captions  —  We sat down with Google's phone chief, Rick Osterloh, to see what the Pixel 6 has in store.  —  Alerts

Google
Dieter Bohn / The Verge
Google unveils Pixel 6, with 6.4" 90Hz display, and Pixel 6 Pro, with 6.7" display and 4x optical zoom, featuring a Google-designed Tensor SoC, coming in fall  —  Google's new Tensor SoC is the heart of its next phone  —  Google is announcing the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro today …

Google
New Statesman
Investigation: in the last five years, six EU academic institutes received tens of millions of pounds in funding from Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft  —  The search giant has provided tens of millions of pounds of funding to academics investigating issues closely related to its business model.

Facebook
Aoife White / Bloomberg
Following the UK's CMA, European Commission is launching an investigation into Facebook's acquisition of Kustomer with a deadline of December 22 for a ruling  —  - EU sets Dec. 22 deadline to examine customer-service software  — EU will also examine Facebook's ad-targeting “data advantage”

Facebook
Leah Nylen / Politico
Sources: FTC's lead economics expert in its antitrust case against Facebook, Carl Shapiro, has parted ways with the agency as it prepares to refile its case  —  Economics consultant Carl Shapiro, who hasn't commented on why he left the case, has a history of ideological differences with agency Chair Lina Khan.

Security
Stephen Jewkes / Reuters
Italy's Lazio region, which surrounds Rome, says hackers have shut down its IT systems used to manage COVID-19 vaccinations  —  Hackers have attacked and shut down the IT systems of the company that manages COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Lazio region surrounding Rome, the regional government said on Sunday.

Javascript Indexing Details

Good extra information on SEO for JavaScript Indexing, including feedback on Angular, React, and Vue from Google's Martin Splitt. What's especially interesting is the ongoing discussion where Martin talks about indexing whereby he used to author a site which used a custom 404 page for the app page. The SEO consultant pointed this out to him and the rest is history.

SEO for JavaScript

The SEO for Developers column at Search Engine Land started in January. Tools on the back end for powering up interesting front end pieces like that are underway. It's an effort to build a proper Search Engine Land companion in Search Return. React and such is forthcoming but not until a need arises for content that begins largely static, however.

0day WordPress Security Woes

A security researcher dropping some 0days may have an axe to grind considering how bad the plugin ecosystem is. It has a "dizzying number of buggy, poorly-audited plugins in the WordPress repository."

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