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Covid19 State Stats

Quick reference table for United States Covid19 cases.

Coding for SEO 101

Understanding source code, compressed code and compiled code.

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.

Coding for SEO

Here's how you can use JavaScript to track COVID-19.

Header request response tool

Markdown rendering tool

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

Headlines


Twitter
Casey Newton / The Interface
Twitter hack has profound national security implications as it's no longer unthinkable that someone takes over an account of a world leader to start nuclear war  —  You can't say you didn't see it coming.  —  Whatever Twitter eventually comes to say about the events of July 15th, 2020 …

Twitter
Joseph Cox / VICE
Sources share screenshots of an internal control panel they say Twitter workers use to interact with user accounts, which may have enabled account takeovers  —  After a wave of account takeovers, screenshots of an internal Twitter user administration tool are being shared in the hacking underground.

Twitter
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge
Twitter says most verified accounts should be able to tweet again, after limiting the functionality on some verified accounts earlier while investigating hack  —  Update: “Most accounts should be able to Tweet again”  —  Twitter completely disabled the ability for many accounts to send …

Google
Richard Nieva / CNET
A look at wearable tech concepts from Google Research's Interaction Lab: sunglasses projecting holographic images, hybrid analog/digital watch UIs, and more  —  The search giant is working to develop a new generation of wearable technology.  —  A simple pair of sunglasses that projects holographic icons.

Twitter
TechCrunch
Hackers pushing a crypto scam hijacked Twitter accounts for Bitcoin, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ripple, Binance, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Apple, more  —  A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers who used the accounts …

Privacy
Nathan DiCamillo / CoinDesk
Brave partners with Gemini exchange to let users buy and sell cryptocurrencies through an in-browser widget and launches a wallet for verified creators  —  Brave users can now use the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange to buy, sell and store crypto within their browsers.

Google
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch
Google debuts a major update to Gmail for G Suite, bringing integrations with Chat, Meet, Rooms, Docs, and more, coming first to G Suite's early adopter program  —  Google is launching a major update to its G Suite productivity tools today that will see a deep integration of Gmail, Chat …

Facebook
New York Times
As 1,000+ companies join the Facebook ad boycott, Hollywood has been silent; Walt Disney spent $212M from Jan.-June, making it Facebook's top advertiser by far  —  The entertainment business is a big advertiser but has been noticeably silent as other industries protest the social network's handling of hate speech.

Facebook
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC
Facebook to launch Facts about Covid-19 in the Covid Information Center to debunk myths about the pandemic; Zuckerberg to interview Dr. Fauci on Thursday  —  - Facebook announced it will launch a new section of its social network dedicated to dispel inaccurate myths about Covid-19.

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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