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SEO for Developers by Detlef Johnson

Semantic HTML5

We're looking at HTML5 semantic elements in the next article.

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

IP Logs

Check your periodic IP access logs, meant for use with our privacy policy, and learn about information for how to request data erasure in accordance with GDPR rules. We erase redundant data after its lifecycle all the time as part of data hygiene.

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.

Weekday Headlines


Security
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer
Microsoft says it will drop password expiration policies with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, suggests organizations implement other password security practices  —  Microsoft announced the configuration baseline settings draft release for Windows 10 v1903 (19H1) and Windows Server v1903 …

Security
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet
Qualcomm patches critical security flaw impacting 46 of its chipsets used in Android devices that could let attackers retrieve private data and encryption keys  —  Firmware patches have been released earlier this month, 46 Qualcomm chipsets impacted.  —  Devices using Qualcomm chipsets …

Facebook
New York Times
Sources: as it weighs constraints for Facebook, the FTC has discussed stronger monitoring of Facebook's privacy practices and direct punishment of Zuckerberg  —  Regulators on four continents are preparing for a long-awaited showdown with Facebook, after years of disinterest and half-steps.

Twitter
Tony Romm / Washington Post
Sources: Rep. Ilhan Omar asked Jack Dorsey in a call why Twitter didn't pull Trump tweet with a video prompting death threats; Dorsey said it didn't break rules  —  Twitter did not take down the tweet, despite Omar's request, a source said.  —  Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey phoned Democratic …

Facebook
Mike Isaac / New York Times
New York State Attorney General announces investigation into Facebook's unauthorized collection of more than 1.5M users' email address books  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The New York State attorney general's office plans to open an investigation into Facebook's unauthorized collection …

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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