Today, everyone is aware that Facebook, Google and Twitter, among many other free digital services sell their users’ personal data to advertisers. Many savvy users are protecting their privacy with additional software plugins to prevent this automatic data collection. Behind the scenes, however, is the real Read >
Microsoft, the current owner of Skype internet telephone service, was recently caught listening to ordinary people’s phone conversations conducted on Skype.
Electric vehicles are becoming mass market products in many categories during the next few years. Volkswagen is planning to manufacture millions of electric cars, pickup trucks like Rivian are powered by batteries, and European and Japanese van manufacturers have electric vans Read >
Programming languages are tools for creating computer applications and services. If you need a hammer, you use a hammer for a job. It sounds simple, but there are many programmers who are devoted to a language they love. They may even Read >
The reason why I won’t let WordPress automatically update the core software, plugins and themes is this: it is practically impossible to ensure the new version works together with thousands of possible system configuration combinations on the server.
Years ago, when Read >
When the first open source software products were published, many IT businesses were terrified. For instance, Microsoft was so hostile to the concept of open code that the father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, still is suspicious of the company Read >
News for WordPress admins, developers and Linux fans
Wide variety of themes available for free or for a small cost is one of the key reasons for the popularity of WordPress. For Read >
Search engine DuckDuckGo has been around for quite some time (since 2008) but only recently a significant change in internet users’ attitudes has started to drive people to other search engines than Google. Privacy-respecting search engines are on the rise. Read >