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Deleting a Facebook account is almost impossible, says expert

The Cambridge Analytica scandal that has plagued Facebook for weeks has pushed a number of platform users to consider closing down their accounts.<p>However, even if people choose to delete their Facebook profiles, it is almost impossible to do so without leaving a digital footprint.<p>Juan Carlos Lara, …

Privacy

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Privacy

How to Choose a VPN for Digital Privacy and Security

Just about all security experts agree that using a VPN, or virtual private network, when accessing the internet via computer or phone is a good idea. …

50 Responsive Web Design Tools for Designers Tools Round-Up

What is responsive web design? The name explains itself, it’s responsible to run on any platform would be the simplest definition. Due to the …

Web Design

Images That Are Too Large Could Be Harming Your Website

Learn to Resize Web Images<p>Web images take up the majority of the download time in most web pages. But if you optimize your web images you will have a …

Webflow lets you build gorgeous web animations just by dragging and dropping

Oh, to be a web developer in 2017. We’ve long passed the “bad old days” of Flash (RIP), Silverlight, and ActiveX. It’s now possible to build gorgeous, engaging, animated websites using the holy trinity of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript — no plugins required. If there’s a downside, it’s that it can be …

Bootstrap 4: Everything You Need to Know

A deep dive into solving common responsive web design problems<p>This article will cover the practical fundamentals you need to start building …

Web Development

Protect Your Small Business From Cyber Attacks With These Free Tools

Defend against hackers and cybercrime with free email theft protection and easy-to-use cybersecurity tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cyber crime damages are predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015, according to a …

Small Business

How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings, and they need to be as persuasive as possible.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings -- whether it’s for a menu, merchandise items or services. …

Gear & Gadgets

Exploring the Latest Trends in Site Navigation

Navigation is the key to a good user experience (UX). Users rely on intuitive digital navigation to locate helpful information, explore a brand’s …

UI Design

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a …

How to Find Anyone's Business Email Address

If you live in the world of marketing, you've likely wanted to find someone's contact information but had no idea where to start looking. Whether …

Marketing

Hackers Hid Backdoor In CCleaner Security App With 2 Billion Downloads -- 2.3 Million Infected

Users of Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows have been advised to update their software immediately, after researchers discovered criminal hackers had installed a backdoor in the tool. The tainted application allows for download of further malware, be it ransomware or keyloggers, …

Web Servers

SEO Is Simpler Than You Think. 5 Things Every Beginner Needs to Know to Get It Right | Inc.com

As a non-tech founder, I understand the resistance that comes with doing anything that makes you feel stupid. For me, that includes web design, HTML, and search engine optimization (SEO). This was particularly embarrassing since SEO is one of the most foundational digital marketing tools in the …

Digital Marketing

Hands On: Keeping a very old laptop useful with Linux

My Lenovo T400 was already old when I bought it as a refurb four years ago. It's still ticking along nicely with a variety of Linux distributions. …

Linux

7 ways to lower your AWS bill

The AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service has many advantages, including easy scalability, pay-for-what-you-use, as-you-go pricing, and an enormous …

Cloud Computing

SEO for Ecommerce: 6 Steps to Start Selling More Today

If you want to increase your sales on your e-commerce site, look no further than SEO.While SEO is usually touted as a great way to increase your web …

eCommerce

21 free image sites to spruce up your visuals

To keep pace online, PR and marketing pros should have an arsenal of images.<p>Much more than mere aesthetic afterthoughts, compelling visuals can boost …

Infographics

4 Free SEO Checker Tools That Don't Suck [Video]

Contributor AJ Ghergich takes a look at four SEO checker tools in a new video post.

How Google’s Search Engine Really Works (A Peek Under The Hood)

Google’s search engine is technically complex.There are hundreds (some say thousands) of different factors taken into account so that the search …

SEO

How to Get Free Traffic From Pinterest Search

I am going to come out and say it: <i>Pinterest is the most underrated search engine out there.</i>Yep, Pinterest is a search engine, not just a social media …

Infographics

Kotlin: the Upstart Coding Language Conquering Silicon Valley

You'll find millions of apps in the Google Play store, many of them written using the powerful, stable, workhorse programming language Java. If it …

Here's what happens inside Amazon when one of its AWS hosting services goes down

Community-question-site Quora crashed, as did product management tool Trello, and Amazon's artificial intelligence assistant Alexa also struggled.<p>The outage lasted several hours — and Amazon's S3 hosting service was to blame. This is because all the affected sites made use of Amazon Web Services …

Cloud Computing

JavaScript spec gets strung out on padding

ECMAScript 2017 addresses left-pad gate, alongside various improvementsECMAScript 2017, the latest edition of the specification upon which JavaScript …

JavaScript

How to Get Started as Web Hosting Reseller

Reseller hosting, which also goes by the name of "white label hosting," refers to the business of creating your own web hosting operation from the tools you resell from hosting companies, such as A2 and Hostwinds. You focus on sales and at least basic support, leaving the grind of maintaining …

A DRM standard has been approved for the web, and security researchers are worried

The standards body for the web has approved a system for handling DRM-protected video after a long and controversial debate — one that security researchers and open web advocates vow to continue.<p>The new standard is called EME, or Encrypted Media Extensions, and it allows DRM systems to hook …

DRM

20 Free UX eBooks You Must Read

There is always something new that you can learn about UX, whether we’re talking about best UX practices, new trends, prototyping techniques, or …

UX Design

LuckyLara - A Laravel multi-tool

Programmer.co.za released a nice Laravel tool which we can use to improve our productivity in Laravel tremendously.<p>Features<p>Most of your Artisan …

Multi-tools

HTTPS Certificate Revocation is broken, and it’s time for some new tools | Ars Technica

Certificate Transparency and OCSP Must-Staple can't get here fast enough.<p>This article was originally published on Scott Helme's blog and is reprinted …

IT security