Ghost: A New Open Source Blog Host


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A new startup called Ghost is aiming to change the face of blogging. Ghost is an open-source blogging platform that solely focuses on blogging – nothing else. It is a platform that has been developed strictly for journalists and writers, and it has a ton of user-friendly appeal.

Ten Alternate Free Blog Hosting Sites


Ten Alternate Free Blog Hosting Sites

We talk a lot about WordPress on this blog because it is the most popular free hosting platform available. But, it’s not the only one. As streamlined as WordPress is, some people might prefer to go with another free hosting company. Here’s a look at ten free blog hosts that may provide you with something WordPress can’t.

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SEA Hacks US Media Sites Via Third-Party Service


SEA Hacks US Media Sites Via Third-Party Service

Are you a regular reader of the Washington Post? Then you may have noticed things didn’t look quite right earlier in the week. Hackers were able to breach the dedicated hosting sites for The Washington Post, CNN, and Time by breaching the site for third-party service relied on by all three sites, Outbrain.

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How to Encrypt Dropbox Files


How to Encrypt Dropbox Files

Privacy is the one word on everyone’s mind. It all began with the NSA leak, but it definitely doesn’t end there. It’s now more than obvious that any company based on U.S. soil is susceptible to government scrutiny, and that includes the possibility that the government may take a peek at your private files.

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California: One Step Closer To Outlawing “Revenge Porn”


It’s official: you’d better not start up a cheap hosting site where people can post nude pictures of exes and enemies in order to exact revenge. It’s on its way to becoming against the law, after the California State Senate passed a measure banning ‘revenge porn.’

Read more here:

http://www.ananova.com/california-one-step-closer-to-outlawing-revenge-porn/

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Google Adds Cloud Storage Encryption


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google cloud storageIn an effort to try and calm the companies that use Google Cloud Storage, Google has announced that all files will now be automatically encrypted. Using 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES}, files will be encrypted by Google before they are “written to disk.”

The Rules for Backlinking


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Backlinking. It’s a touchy subject. One that confuses a lot of would-be bloggers and cheap hosting site owners. Should you do it? How often should you do it? Are there any real guidelines that Google has set on the topic? It all depends on how you look at it. Here’s a guide to blog backlinking that makes things (relatively) simple.

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UK Mandatory Web Filter And What It Means For Web Hosting Companies


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We’ve discussed the UK government’s plan to make the Internet a safer place for children by making adult hosting content filters mandatory. In case you didn’t catch those articles, here’s a recap: PM David Cameron is requiring porn filters be activated in every household in the UK unless the user opts out of it when signing up for service.

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IBM Wins Massive $1 Billion Government Contract


http://www.ananova.com/ibm-wins-massive-1-billion-government-contract/

Today is a great day for IBM. The company has just won its biggest U.S. cloud-based government contract. The new IBM contract is valued at $1 billion. In other words, the pressure for IBM’s cloud team is on.

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