So I sent my mom that newfangled Facebook Portal

“Who am I going to be worried about? Oh Facebook seeing? No, I’m not worried about Facebook seeing. They’re going to look at my great art collection and say they want to come steal it? No, I never really thought about it.” That’s my 72-year-old mother Sally Constine’s response to whether she’s worried about her…

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GitHub now hosts over 100 million repositories

Today, the immensely popular social coding platform GitHub announced it now hosts over 100 million repositories. In addition, the platform announced new information about its userbase. GitHub now supports 31 million developers, who collectively have created over 1.1 billion contributions. These contributions have taken place across a variety of projects, both closed and open-source. GitHub…

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Create a Database Cluster in the Cloud With MongoDB Atlas

For years now, MongoDB has been the go-to NoSQL database for both individuals and enterprises building large-scale applications. It’s open source, easily scalable, and provides high availability. It also supports very complex queries and fine-grained concurrency control. However, necessary tasks such as installing the database, tuning it to maintain optimal performance over long periods of…

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Resources for Learning React

Every day, it seems like more of the web is being built with React.js. Facebook’s JavaScript library is incredibly powerful and fast. That’s why, for example, WordPress chose it as their favored library for the Gutenberg editor. It represents the future of web interfaces. If you’re not a full-on expert just yet, you’re not alone.…

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Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads

The UK’s privacy watchdog has asked Facebook’s lead EU regulator to look into ongoing data protection concerns about its ad platform — including how its platform is being used to target and spread fake adverts to try to manipulate voters. Facebook’s international HQ is in Ireland so the regulator in play here is the Irish…

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