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When you install and open a browser, what happens? Turns out, quite a bit. Most download extensions, data and images and in some instances send information about you to some strange sources.
Automattic has bought Tumblr
The Verge is reporting that Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has purchased microblogging platform Tumblr from Verizon for less than $3 million.
In 2013, Tumblr was bought by Yahoo! for $1.1 billion.
The purchase should bring some stability to Tumblr, which has declined in popularity, but it will be interesting to see what benefits for WordPress might come from the purchase.
The Tumblr FAQ about the sale.
If you're not using Google Analytics or you're concerned about data privacy there are a number of different ways to get useful information about your website traffic.
Facebook’s logo problems
Facebook recently announced a new pseudo-cryptocurrency, called Libra, along with a digital wallet service, Calibra, that will launch in 2020.
The internet was quick to point out the similarities between the Calibra logo and the logo of an online bank, Current. A comparison made easier because both logos were created by the same San Fransisco design agency, Character.
The whole situation is somewhat baffling.
The Calibra logo is meant to be a tilde and Libra has adopted a stacked tilde, ≋, as its currency symbol. As Fast Company points out, “using a tilde in front of a number implies its approximate value. So the logo strongly implies that the value of the currency Facebook is selling us on is uncertain in nature.”