Serious CPU Vulnerabilities Named Meltdown and Spectre affecting PCs, mobile devices, and in the cloud

A password theft bug that was originally reported to affect Intel processors appears to have a wider reach.

Windows Store Rebranded to Microsoft Store

Microsoft has decided to re-brand the Windows Store to become the Microsoft Store, so don't be surprised to see the new name.

What happens in an internet minute in 2017?

$751,522 is spent online 6Million  text messages are sent 452K tweets are made 120 people join LinkedIn -15,000 gifs (i mean memes) are sent over iMessage<

Google Raters get a cut in hours and start to speak out

We all know about Google Raters, but there's an interesting article where some raters have spoken out over a cut in their hours. There's some interesting detail in the full article.

Search News Central is BACK - times three!

I'm sure some of you remember searchnewscentral...  well, I bought it from Dave Harry and am reviving it, as well as UK-centric and Australia-centric versions.

Get Your Login and Credit Card Pages Secure By January 2017

Starting in January 2017, Google Chrome will begin marking any HTTP pages with password or credit card fields as insecure.

Bing modifies its handling of Right to be Forgotten requests

The Right to be Forgotten saga is one of the more interesting stories surrounding Google (for me anyway, since I was the oldest sibling this is how I watch big brothers fight).

A Florida Judge Rules Google Must Face Trial Over Site Removals From SERPs

This lawsuit can proceed, says the judge. However, don't get too excited just yet as Google usually manages to come out without a case to answer.

ISIS hacks the wrong Google

On Monday, an ISIS-associated hacker group named Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA) announced their plans to hack Google.

Critical glibc GHOST Bug: All Linux Machines Vulnerable

This is a significant issue, and I wonder that it's not getting the exposure it deserves. potentailly, there are many, many systems that may be vulnerable.

Right to be Forgotten going global

The Chronicles of Being Forgotten continue.

Ryanair To Sue Google Over Misleading Adverts

Ryanair sent Google's Eric Schmidt its complaint, but it never got an answer, so it has decided to take Google to court over what it describes as misleading adverts.

In its first year, Google Pirate hurt only the torrent sites

Remember the Google Pirate algorithm update? The company acted as swashbucklers against online piracy, but a year later it looks like it only hurt torrent sites.

New Firefox Platforms Will Launch Without Plugin Support

In a strange twist of fate, long and recently maligned Adobe Flash will be the only supported plugin in the next iteration of Mozilla Firefox.

New Raventools study reveals most common page issue metrics

Some highlights:

Google's Knowledge Graph Says: Don't Quit Your Day Job

A bit of fun for today. From the Twittersphere, Google for "cartoonist" and you'll get a little career advice right away.

67% of consumers read your reviews: good is Good but a little bad is Great

Moz just published a study of 1000 consumers, revealing that 67% of consumers - that's more than

More demands made in the quest to be forgotten

By now, most SEOs are familiar with the Right to Be Forgotten legislation in Europe, which allows individuals to request removal of content surrounding their name from Google's index.

Will Google Algorithm Be Fair One Day?

A very interesting article (and lots of more great content linked to from it) on how search algorithm is

Star Wars Domain Battle Won by Disney

I couldn't resist a tile like that, sorry!

According to Nominet, the star wars domain names held by this UK company have to be handed over to Disney.