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How Microsoft will force Bing search in Chrome, Firefox

How Microsoft has not quit its traditional anti-competitive behavior where they bundle flagging products alongside those which enjoy a veritable monopoly.

SameSite cookie implementation

Information about SameSite cookie implementation which is now required for browser updates starting this month with Google Chrome, continuing also with Firefox, and Edge.

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Security
Lily Hay Newman / Wired
Researchers detail “SweynTooth” bugs, which could allow hackers in radio range to crash Bluetooth Low Energy-based devices like pacemakers and fitness trackers  —  Hundreds of smart devices—including pacemakers—are exposed thanks to a series of vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol.

Google
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land
In the EU, Google is now showing alternate directory sources above the map in its search results page to comply with antitrust decision in shopping search  —  Branded directory buttons are being displayed above the map.  —  In April 2019, Google was experimenting with a new local SERP …

Twitter
Los Angeles Times
Twitter is suspending 70 accounts linked to Michael Bloomberg's campaign for violating its policies, citing platform manipulation and duplicative content  —  Michael R. Bloomberg's presidential campaign has been experimenting with novel tactics to cultivate an online following, or at least the appearance of one.

YouTube
Bloomberg
Sources: the Trump campaign has bought exclusive nationwide masthead ads on YouTube for days leading up to and on election day; ads may cost up to $1M+ a day  —  In the immediate run up to the U.S. presidential election and on Election Day, the homepage of YouTube is set to advertise just one candidate: Donald Trump.

Google
CNBC
Sources: Google has reached a settlement with state AGs over outside consultants hired to work on the states' antitrust investigation  —  Google has reached a settlement with state attorneys general over outside consultants hired to work on the states' antitrust investigation, CNBC has learned.

Security
The Intercept
An EU report, circulated among EU and national officials in November 2019, calls for the creation of a network of national police facial recognition databases  —  A police investigator in Spain is trying to solve a crime, but she only has an image of a suspect's face, caught by a nearby security camera.

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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