White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The Washington Post, Walters denied that White House staff had worked on a draft executive order that would …

Google is trying, and failing, to cover its creepy Chinese search engine tracks

Google wants the world’s information to be universally accessible, unless that information just so happens to relate to its reported efforts to build a censored Chinese search engine that tracks its users. According to the Intercept, which first broke the story of the project codenamed Dragonfly in early August, the …

A Lime scooter rider died this morning in Washington, D.C., marking the second fatality this month

Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout the U.S., launched a pilot program in Tacoma, Washington, today, but that tiny victory might have felt short-lived. The reason: on the opposite side of the country, a Lime rider was killed today by an …

The Mister Rogers Google Doodle is here to fill your Friday with joy

Google knows when we need a smile and a hug from an old friend that feels warm and comfortable like an old cardigan, so they rolled out a wonderful Doodle on Friday honoring the famous Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  The cute stop-motion-style animation is chock-full of references and …

Trump’s new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons

The Trump administration’s new cyber strategy out this week isn’t much more than a stringing together of previously considered ideas. In the 40-page document, the government set out its plans to improve cybersecurity, incentivizing change, and reforming computer hacking laws. Election security about a quarter of a page, second only …

9 Passive-Aggressive Things People Say in Emails — and the Best Way to Respond to Each

If that snippy coworker is being passive-aggressive in an email (again!), resist the urge to send an equally snarly response. “The goal of the passive-aggressive person is to get someone else to visibly act out the anger that they have been concealing,” social worker Signe Whitson, author of “The Angry …

Podcast – Achieve a Culture of Productivity – Interview with Culture Design Expert Jessica Higgins

Subscribe to Home Business TV YouTube Channel (Click)  Stream Audio or Download MP3 File: Download Now   Listen to Episode At Blog Talk Radio Interview with Attorney Jessica Higgins An entrepreneur’s world, particularly with a startup, can be 24/7. Can you actually work less and be more productive? Can you …

Spillage Control: Determining Countermeasures and Prevention According to the Type of Spill

Every facility that deals with hazardous materials should be well-equipped and aware of the correct procedures to undergo if a spill were to happen. Spill management and spill response strategies should be included during the emergency planning, and every facility should have multiple (if not all) employees trained in the …

How to make money building websites as a web pro

Being a part-time web pro is a great “side hustle,” which Merriam-Webster defines as “work performed for income supplementary to one’s primary job.” If you are looking for a way to keep working on creative projects outside of normal work hours, making money building websites is the perfect side hustle. Make …

Define Your Home’s Style with Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen renovation is not very uncommon for most of us. For home-based business owners, you frequent your kitchen more often than others, and it helps productivity to be present in an attractive environment. Sitting in a beautiful kitchen while taking a work break will give you a better feeling of …

The Rise of Colocation Centres: How Can Your Business Benefit?

The internet has created a wealth of information that companies can use to gain incredible consumer insights to improve their products or services. This unprecedented amount of data is invaluable to modern organisations, however, knowing where to store all of it can be a problem. Historically, data has been stored …

A First-time Developer’s Guide for Contributing to WordPress

This article on Contributing to WordPress was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. WordPress is huge, and so is its community. What’s more, WordPress was built on collaboration and has always been welcome to new developers contributing to the project. However, while you may want …

CSS Debugging and Optimization: Browser-based Developer Tools

The following introduction to CSS code-quality tools is an extract from Tiffany’s upcoming book, CSS Master, 2nd Edition, which will be available shortly. On your road to becoming a CSS master, you’ll need to know how to troubleshoot and optimize your CSS. How do you diagnose and fix rendering problems? …

Create Advanced Cloud Deployment Workflows with Mina

This article was created in partnership with Alibaba Cloud. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Mina is a fast deployer and server automation tool, with advanced features and powerful extensibility. Learn how Mina can make your deployment process better, how to install it, how to extend …

How to protect your business from phishing scams

Fishing can be an exceptionally relaxing way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon. That is, unless you’re the fish. The more contemporary concept of phishing scams thrusts everyone, from ordinary web surfers to marketers to high-level eCommerce executives, on the opposite end of the fishing pole. What are phishing scams? Put …

Healthcare security basics: 9 inexpensive ways to improve online security

Healthcare security threats are very real, no matter the size or focus of your healthcare company. And data breaches aren’t only expensive, they can hurt your company’s reputation. Improving your online security will help keep your patient and customer records safe and intact. Most healthcare webmasters and executives run into …

3 awesome WordPress customer support plugins to bring a smile to your clients’ faces

Human interaction. It’s something that everyone should want to participate in, given that we are all humans. However, as a web professional, it’s totally understandable that you’d be more comfortable whispering sweet nothings to a newly opened function (or class, if you’re that way inclined). Unfortunately, we have news for …