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Goodbye Google (Fonts)

A follow-up to the article about quitting the big five tech companies, this tutorial looks at how to use Google Fonts without using Google.

Developing with the big five

A recent Gizmodo series looks at how difficult it is to excise the big five tech companies from your life. What can or should developers do?

They sell a ton of stuff, but to think of Amazon as a retailer is really to miss the nature of Jeff Bezos' ambitions and what this company is really about. Amazon is interested in controlling the underlying infrastructure of the economy. One big piece of that is the online platform. What has happened now is that most people when they go to buy something online, they don't start at a search engine like they used to. They don't go to Google and put in a product and come up all sorts of different retailers, including Amazon. They just start at Amazon.

— Stacy Mitchell

Amazon: Why is this happening?

WP Performance & Security version 0.9 released

The Performance & Security plugin gives you the ability to disable revisions, WordPress oEmbed functionality, jQuery Migrate and the Block Library CSS.

WP Performance & Security version 0.8 released

An update to the WP Performance & Security plugin has been released fixing some issues with Google Analytics and custom post type queries.