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Jetpack 4.3 and 4.3.1: A faster, simpler user interface, powered by React

Jetpack for WordPress

This week we shipped Jetpack 4.3 (and 4.3.1) which includes a total visual redesign of the Jetpack user interface and a front-end built entirely in React—the same JavaScript library which powers WordPress.com and which enables us to provide you with a faster and more modern user experience.

This version has been a year in the making and is based on feedback from more than 8,000 active Jetpack users around the globe so we can’t wait for you to try it out and let us know what you think. Here are the highlights:

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Hacker charged in CRA Heartbleed breach

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TORONTO – Police have charged a 19-year-old man in relation to the security breach on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website, which resulted in roughly 900 social insurance numbers being stolen.

RCMP arrested Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, of London, Ont., at his home on April 15. He faces one count of “Unauthorized Use of Computer” and one count of mischief.

“The RCMP treated this breach of security as a high priority case and mobilized the necessary resources to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Investigators from National Division, along with our counterparts in “O” Division have been working tirelessly over the last four days analyzing data, following leads, conducting interviews, obtaining and executing legal authorizations and liaising with out partners,” said assistant commissioner Giles Michaud in a written statement.

The CRA revealed Monday that roughly 900 social insurance numbers were stolen after the federal agency’s website was crippled by the Heartbleed bug…

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My Neighbor, Steve Jobs (via Lisen’s “Blog” – An Angle of PrismWork)

My Neighbor, Steve Jobs This article first appeared in Palo Alto Patch. My neighbor, Steve Jobs, has been in the news lately. The talk of the town is the recent announcement he will be stepping aside to let other seeds grow at Apple. The business press, the general press, the blogosphere, and just about everybody else has waxed poetic about the “greatest CEO of all time” saying that this “boy wonder” has shaped the very nature of our lives with his genius.  It’s all tru … Read More

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Skeptical (via Theme Showcase)

Skeptical Skeptical is a fresh and popular theme designed by WooThemes. Post Formats Skeptical comes with support for nine post formats – standard, quote, aside, image, gallery, chat, audio, link, and video. It brings visual variety to each blog post by allowing the design to match your content. Four Color Schemes Skeptical comes with four color schemes that allow you to quickly change the color … Read More

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How to Get More Traffic (via WordPress.com News)

As soon as a blogger publishes their first post, their first question is: Where's all my traffic? Everyone assumes they're the only one seeking attention, when in truth nearly everyone is. It takes time to build an audience and no one gets much traffic without putting in the effort. Here at WordPress.com we want you to get more traffic, and we build features and services to help. It's been awhile since we've told you about them, so here are our t … Read More

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Announcing Support for OAuth2 and New Developer Resources (via WordPress.com News)

Announcing Support for OAuth2 and New Developer Resources We love developers and the applications they build to help extend WordPress.com in new and meaningful ways. To continue providing support for developers who build applications that integrate with WordPress.com, we're announcing support for OAuth 2, as well as a new developer portal, develop.wordpress.com. Starting today WordPress.com supports a new method of authentication which makes it extremely easy for third party applications to connect with … Read More

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