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 WebmasterWorld Highlighted Posts   Feb. 24, 2017
CloudFlare Bug: Private Sessions and Personal Information Exposed - CloudBleed Bug
Posted in Webmaster General by martinibuster

Compared to the Heartbleed bug of 2014, Google's researchers discovered that people's private sessions and personal information could be seen by strangers, or by thieves. ... read more ...


Facebook Tests Ads in Publisher Videos
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Facebook is testing mid-roll ads in videos, splitting the revenues between publisher and Facebook. ... read more ...


SHA-1 Defeated, Google Urges Movement to Cryptographic hashes such as SHA-256 and SHA-3
Posted in Webmaster General by brotherhood_of_LAN

CWI Institute in Amsterdam and Google create a practical attack on SHA-1 and advocate that the protocol should no longer be considered secure. ... read more ...


Google "Perspective" Machine Learning To Hide Toxic Comments
Posted in Community Building and User Generated Content by engine

A division of Google, Jigsaw, has developed a machine learning technology, dubbed "Perspective", helps automatically moderate abusive comments from user generated content. ... read more ...


Yahoo and Verizon Deal Cut by $350 Million to $4.48 billion
Posted in Yahoo Corporate by engine

Yahoo and Verizon have agreed to cut the price by up to $350 million. ... read more ...


Feb 7, 2017 Google Algorithm Update - Studies Suggest it was Phantom
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

As discussed in our Feb Google Updates thread and also noted in both articles... the update was major, accompanied by wide ranking swings. ... read more ...


Bing and Google Agree to Demote Pirated Music and Movie Sites in UK
Posted in UK Search and Internet Marketing News by engine

Bing and Google have agreed to demote pirate content sites in UK SERPs. ... read more ...


What Will Happen If I Don't Switch to HTTPS?
Posted in Webmaster General by keyplyr

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the implications of not switching to HTTPS. ... read more ...


New JavaScript Code Could Make Drive-By Exploits Much Worse
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

A simple JavaScript code could make drive-by exploits far worse. ... read more ...


Microsoft Delays Patch Tuesday for a Month
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by engine

February's patch Tuesday update from Microsoft has been delayed until March. ... read more ...


Report: Verizon Wants $250 Million Off the Yahoo Deal
Posted in Yahoo Corporate by engine

The amount and the liability are the only issues at stake here, i'm sure. ... read more ...


Understanding the Google Image Search Traffic Drops
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Archbob

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the recent changes to Google image search which resulted in traffic declines. ... read more ...


Bot Building Now Easier With New Bing Intelligence Services
Posted in Bing Search Engine News by engine

Bing explains more about its new intelligence services for use with the Microsoft Bot Framework. ... read more ...


Google AdSense General Category Blocking: New Categories
Posted in Google AdSense by engine

Those of you using Google's General Category Blocking for AdSense will be pleased to know that it now gets quite a few additional categories. ... read more ...


Important Wordpress Update to 4.7.1
Posted in WordPress by frankleeceo

Estimates suggest more than 1.5 million sites defaced thanks to not updating their Wordpress installation. ... read more ...


Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15031 Gets Picture in Picture
Posted in Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/10) by engine

Microsoft has a new Insider preview build 15031 which offers picture in picture capability. ... read more ...


Google GSC and Google Data Studio Connector Improved
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by Robert_Charlton

Google has improved its Search Console to Data Studio connectivity making it easier to pull data into Data Studio. ... read more ...


Twitter Takes Further Steps to Help Stop Abuse and Improve Safety
Posted in Twitter by engine

Twitter is to allow users to hide abusive tweets in conversations, is developing safe search, and has new tools to help stop banned users from opening new accounts. ... read more ...


Anonymous Takes Down 10,613 Dark Web Portals
Posted in Foo by keyplyr

Sites defaced, and a complete list published online. ... read more ...


Google Updates and SERP Changes - February 2017
Posted in Google SEO News and Discussion by sench

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes. ... read more ...


FCC Halts Investigation of Zero-Rating - Net Neutrality Gone
Posted in Foo by ergophobe

FCC's new chairman ends the agency's investigations into companies for giving away free stuff. ... read more ...


Pinterest to Roll Out PPC Search Ads
Posted in Pinterest by engine

Pinterest says it has around 2 billion searches per month and it wants to take advantage of that by offering PPC search ads. ... read more ...


Facebook Q4 Revenue $8.81 Bln, Monthly Active Users Reach 1.86 Bln
Posted in Facebook Marketing Forum by engine

Facebook beat expectations in its Q4 revenues reaching $8.809 billion, against $5.841 billion a year ago. ... read more ...


Over 50pct of Web Pages Loaded by Firefox are Using HTTPS
Posted in Webmaster General by engine

Yes, that's correct, the stats show it. ... read more ...


Domain Name Leasing
Posted in Domain Names by Webwork

WebmasterWorld Members discuss leased or lease-purchased a domains. ... read more ...


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