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Wordpress GDPR

The latest WordPress upgrade includes new GDPR-related privacy features

by Jason Smith about 3 days ago

WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system, has announced a range of new privacy features in WordPress version 4.9.6, its latest upgrade. The features have been released in advanced of the GDPR, the European Union’s new privacy laws, which comes into force on 25th May. Users are being notified of the new features by […]

ICANN data

Future of WHOIS data still unclear as ICANN announces temporary solution to GDPR

by Jason Smith about 3 days ago

ICANN, the organization tasked with managing the internet’s domain name space, has announced a “temporary specification” to bring the WHOIS into compliance with the EU’s new regulation. ICANN’s new rules determine what information should and should not be made available through the WHOIS, a public database of domain registrants. Over the past year, ICANN has […]

University of Greenwich

ICO fines University of Greenwich £120,000 for data breach

by Jason Smith about 3 days ago

The UK’s Information Commissioner has fined the University of Greenwich £120,000 for a data breach from 2004 that involved nearly 20,000 staff and students. The fine has been issued in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and doesn’t relate to the EU’s new GDPR. The circumstances surrounding the fine involve a student creating a […]

Yahoo!, HuffPost, Forbes among first organizations to implement new EU consent solutions

by Jason Smith about 4 days ago

Yahoo!, HuffPost and TechCrunch, all of which are part of the umbrella company Oath Inc., have begun serving consent request to users of their platforms in attempts to comply with the EU’s GDPR, which comes into force on 25th May. Other organizations, including Forbes.com, have also begun serving consent requests. Oath properties appear to be […]

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218 internet facts and statistics for 2018

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How to speed up your website in 2018

According to Google, the average mobile page can take upwards of 22 seconds to load and according to Aberdeen Group a 1 second delay can affect conversion rate by up to 7%. Page speed shouldn't be an afterthought, it should be your utmost priority.