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Svelte is a reactive JavaScript server-side compiler that changes the paradigm for reactivity back to vanilla JavaScript.

Semantic HTML5

Latest article looking at HTML5 semantic elements.

<article> <header> <nav> <aside> <section>

Header request response tool

Markdown rendering tool

It can be helpful to keep a markdown editor handy for your readme.md file at GitHub until you can code purely from memory.

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Privacy
Craig Timberg / Washington Post
20 years since children's online protection law COPPA was passed, it has been weakened by court rulings, uneven enforcement, and relentless technological change  —  Two decades after Congress tried to wall off the worst of the Internet in hopes of protecting the privacy and innocence of children, the ramparts lie in ruins.

Security
The Citizen Lab
An in-depth report on stalkerware apps: a technical assessment of their invasive surveillance capabilities, marketing for abusive spouses, security risks, more  —  Executive Summary  —  Persons who engage in technology-facilitated violence, abuse, and harassment sometimes install spyware on a targeted person's mobile phone.

Facebook
Leigh Cuen / CoinDesk
Sources: as Stellar and others refused to partner and MobileCoin refused to sell, Facebook hired several dozen blockchain experts for several million/year each  —  Facebook's GlobalCoin project, also known as Project Libra, may face significant hurdles as the social media giant works toward a prospective launch.

Security
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch
Black Hat removes Rep. Will Hurd as the 2019 Black Hat USA keynote speaker amid questions about his voting record on women's rights  —  Rep. Will Hurd will no longer give the keynote address at the Black Hat security conference amid questions about his voting record on women's rights.

Google
Abner Li / 9to5Google
Google's Chrome 76, now in beta, will block Flash by default; a Google employee claims Chrome 76 will prevent sites from detecting users in Incognito Mode  —  Following version 75's release on Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux last week, the next beta release of Google's browser is rolling out.

Programming
Jason Schreier / Kotaku
Amazon Game Studios confirms reorganization after report that dozens of game developers were laid off; source: devs given 60 days to find new jobs at Amazon  —  Yesterday, as the video game industry's attention was focused squarely on the final day of the E3 convention in Los Angeles …

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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