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Worldwide Internet Usage mapped using a Botnet

Not entirely accurate, but very cool research paper and visualizations showing global internet usage as seen by a botnet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carna_botnet

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Designing Plain Text Email

Recently I’ve been spending quite a bit of time designing and building HTML email templates, but the plain text version of the email always seems to be an afterthought (or ignored/forgotten about entirely). Don’t forget about your plain text email the next time you’re building an HTML email campaign.

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If you use any of these sites I highly recommend changing your password(s)

If you use last.fm, eHarmony or LinkedIn I highly recommend changing your passwords and preferably using a different password for these sites and others. These 3 sites aren’t alone. Sony, Zappos, Microsoft, Twitter and many other major brands have reported their own security breaches and compromised data.

UPDATE: FormSpring has just announced today (7/10/12) that their site has suffered a similar security breach, and that they will be disabling some 30 million affected user accounts.

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BBC Mistakes Halo Logo for UN Security Council

Hilarious. It seems the BBC mistakenly used the United Nations Space Command Logo from the Halo video game to represent the United Nations Security Council (which actually doesn’t have its own logo). The BBC was quick to correct the issue for later broadcasts, but the blooper can still be seen on the web,¬†thanks to YouTube

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Cutting the Mustard – A Look into the BBC’s Latest Responsive Layout Redesign

More and more companies seem to be re-designing their websites with a responsive layout that adapts to the size of the device/browser being used, and the BBC News site has joined them. But the BBC News site, isn’t your ordinary blog or news site. This new responsive design has to support no less than 80 different browser, operating system and device combinations.