WordPress is one of the world’s most popular CMS platforms. As it celebrates its 13th year of operation, our friends at Dark Bear Web Solutions take an interesting look at the history, statistics and other facts about WordPress.
The world’s climate is warming up, so who’s bringing ice to the party?
Climate change is no longer a conspiracy theory of doomsday-sayers. The past three decades have each been successively warmer than any recorded since 1850. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, believes that it’s likely that the past thirty years have been the warmest time period in 1500 years and are 95% certain the the temperature increase is due to manmade emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). [Read more…]
On March 22, the world witnessed horrible acts of terrorism in Brussels. The city’s bars and restaurants were used to instill fear into the hearts of the citizens. The terror attacks also affected the dining industry as many are too afraid to fill the bars and restaurants. However, two popular Brussels’ newspaper are fighting back in a unique way.
Security firm Sucuri says they have already seen a large number of hacking attacks on the WordPress CMS platform. In its very first Website Hacked Report, compiled statistics of these hacking investigations. Most of these websites were running on the WordPress CMS platform for the past six years.
Media Temple, a company owned GoDaddy has announced that they are now offering new enterprise-level WordPress hosting plans. On its official website, GoDaddy’s company explained its new business concept with two new plans and services. The base package starts around $2,500.
The enterprise web hosting solutions would be powered by WordPress and Amazon Web Services. The company explained that they hope this new strategy would attract more enterprise businesses. [Read more…]
Iran has began a crackdown on social media usage with the recent arrests of several fashion models. Tehran’s top leader has declared war on those who share un-Islamic thoughts on the Internet.
Eight women were arrested after publishing photos of themselves without wearing the traditional hijab headscarf on Instagram. The manager of a popular Persian fashion blog was also arrested. Mehdi Butorabi is the founder of the site that has been described as the “Iranian equivalent of the Blogger web publishing tool. [Read more…]
The owners of WordPress have scored a huge win for their blogging service. WordPress’ parent company, Automattic has acquired the .blog domain. While details are still being finalized, the company explained the deal in a recent post.
“Automattic — the parent company of WordPress.com — secured the rights to oversee and operate the sale and registration of .blog domains, a new and never-before available top-level domain. You’ll be able to purchase a .blog domain at WordPress.com or through our partner domain name registrars. And again, the .blog domain will be available to everyone, regardless of what kind of site you have or who hosts it.” [Read more…]
It is a “new low” for the Thailand government, as the mother of a pro-democracy activist is facing a hefty prison sentence for simply replying to Facebook message. Patnaree Chankij is the 40-year-old mother of Sirawith Seritiwat, a leading student activist. Seritiwat is currently on bail for participating in a banned protest and has kept distance from his mother’s case.
Chankij’s accused crime is laughable to the rest of the world. She is being tried by a military court under Thailand’s strict lèse-majesté law. These strict rules make it a very serious crime to insult the country’s king, queen or crown prince. Since the military has taken power in 2014, many have been prosecuted for simply disagreeing with the leader. [Read more…]
Millions were put at risk when a Russian hacker leaked a huge database of login credential for Google Yahoo and Microsoft accounts. While it is definitely time to change your passwords anyways, is it really possible that you will be affected?
According to security research firm, Hold Security, a database containing information for more than 272 million victims was handed over to them. These passwords came from a variety of email providers, from Google to Russia’s most popular email service, Mail.ru. Hacks like this might happen quite often, but it was how Hold Security acquired the information that has the web buzzing. [Read more…]
An Australian man has come forth as the person behind Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by Bitcoin’s creator. Craig Wright claims that he was the one who created the popular crypto-currency.
Soon after his revelation, a prominent Bitcoin expert wrote extensively that he believed Wright’s claim. Gavin Andresen is the chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation and wrote that he was “convinced beyond a reasonable doubt.” Andresen also described about how he had witnessed Dr. Wright using tools, such as cryptographic keys that “only Satoshi should possess.” [Read more…]