A public database exposed medical records of 150,000 rehab patients

Nearly 150,000 patients who sought treatment at an addiction recovery facility in Pennsylvania had their medical records exposed online. Through the public search engine Shodan, independent researcher Justin Paine found an ElasticSearch database with… …

China Bans the Word ‘Leica’ on Social Media

When a promotional video for German camera maker Leica hit the web this week, it looked like a bold statement about the hard work done by photojournalists around the world. But the company is now distancing itself from the 5-minute video after Chinese social media users cried foul and the word “Leica” was banned on…Read more……

China Bans the Word ‘Leica’ on Social Media

The Plain-English Guide to Progressive Web Apps

Whether it’s in sports, music, or business, rivalries always seem to make things more interesting. By allowing people to pick a side, rivalries make them feel like they truly belong to a tribe, which is a primal human need. Rivalries also push competitors to constantly outperform each other and, in turn, provide their target market with an ever-enhancing customer experience. …

The Plain-English Guide to Progressive Web Apps

Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text

Last month, news broke that Facebook employees had access to up to 600 million user passwords, which had been stored in plain text. Today, the company revealed that millions of Instagram passwords were also stored in a readable format. An internal in… …

4 Unconventional Ways to Become a Better SEO

Posted by meagar8Let’s get real for a moment: As much as we hear about positive team cultures and healthy work environments in the digital marketing space, many of us encounter workplace scenarios that are far from the ideal. Some of us might even be part of a team where we feel discouraged to share new ideas or alternative solutions because we know it will be shot down without discussion. Even worse, there are some who feel afraid to ask questions or seek help because their workplace culture doesn’t provide a safe place for learning.
These types of situations, and many others like…

4 Unconventional Ways to Become a Better SEO

Facebook Asked Some Users for Their Email Passwords, Then ‘Unintentionally Uploaded’ 1.5 Million Contact Lists Without Consent

Earlier this month, Facebook admitted that it was asking some users who signed up on desktop while using email addresses not supporting the OAuth open standard to give them the passwords to their email accounts—with options to avoid doing so hidden in a “Need Help?” sub-menu. Now the social media giant has admitted…Read more……

Facebook Asked Some Users for Their Email Passwords, Then ‘Unintentionally Uploaded’ 1.5 Million Contact Lists Without Consent

How to Launch a Successful Online Community: A Step-by-Step Guide

It’s no secret that the way people buy has fundamentally changed over the years. These days, people are conducting their own research, reading product reviews, and seeking out recommendations before making a decision, and online communities are beginning to play a role in this process. …

How to Launch a Successful Online Community: A Step-by-Step Guide

The new Mercedes-Benz GLS is luxuriously extra

If you're looking for a classy, far-from-huge Mercedes crossover that goes easy on the environment, there's the EQC. If you're the type that routinely needs to ferry around eight in relative luxury, though, your best bet is probably Mercedes-Benz's n… …

Links as a Google Ranking Factor: A 2019 Study

Posted by EricEngeDo Links Still Matter?
For the fourth year running, Stone Temple (now a part of Perficient Digital) conducted a study on how much links matter as a ranking factor. We did that using Moz’s Link Explorer and in this year’s study, we looked at the largest data set yet — 27,000 queries.
Our study used quadratic mean calculations on the Spearman correlations across all 27K tested queries. Not sure what that means? You can learn more about the study methodology here.
The major study components included:
Total number of links to the ranking pagesMoz DA of the links to the ranking pagesMoz PA of…

Links as a Google Ranking Factor: A 2019 Study

Antivax Parents Sue Over Mandatory Vaccination Order in New York (Which Has a Major Measles Outbreak)

A group of five unnamed mothers are suing the city of New York, trying to get it to block a mandatory measles-mumps-rubella vaccination order city officials ordered earlier this month in specific ZIP codes in Brooklyn amid a major measles outbreak.Read more……

Antivax Parents Sue Over Mandatory Vaccination Order in New York (Which Has a Major Measles Outbreak)

The disc-free Xbox One S hits stores on May 7th for $250

A disc-free, completely digital Xbox One is no longer just a rumored pipe dream for cord cutters and the current generation of Fortnite fanatics who've never had to set foot inside of a GameStop. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will hit retailers… …

Feds Partner With South Carolina Prison for Cellphone Jamming Test

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons tested cellphone-jamming technology at the state-run maximum security Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina, last week, the Associated Press reported, in what the Verge noted may be a prelude to state prisons gaining more power to keep incarcerated persons…Read more……

Feds Partner With South Carolina Prison for Cellphone Jamming Test

12 Steps to Lightning Page Speed

Posted by WallStreetOasis.comAt Wall Street Oasis, we’ve noticed that every time we focus on improving our page speed, Google sends us more organic traffic. In 2018, our company’s website reached over 80 percent of our traffic from organic search. That’s 24.5 million visits. Needless to say, we are very tuned in to how we can continue to improve our user experience and keep Google happy.
We thought this article would be a great way to highlight the specific steps we take to keep our page speed lightning fast and organic traffic healthy. While this article is somewhat technical (page speed is an important and complex…

12 Steps to Lightning Page Speed

Google teases ‘something big’ for Pixel on May 7th

You won't have to wait until the fall for more news on Pixel devices. Google has posted a teaser promising that "something big is coming to the Pixel universe" on May 7th. The associated video clip is ultimately just a promo for Avengers: Endgame-t… …

7 Tips to Craft a Successful Media Pitch

7 minute readSuccessful media pitching can get people talking about your brand and helps you position your company as a market leader. Reporters, editors, bloggers, and even social media influencers can all help take your brand communication to the next level. But when reporters’ inboxes are […]
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7 Tips to Craft a Successful Media Pitch