Mashable: The best apps for remembering that website you want to revisit

Mashable: The best apps for remembering that website you want to revisit. “Maybe you’re trying to remember that really funny video you saw online but can’t remember what the heck it was called. You can’t find it online. Your browser history doesn’t go that far back, and it’s not pulling anything up. Or maybe you’re just a bit of a digital hoarder, like me. Either way, not being able to find what you’re looking for is, well, annoying. I’m here to solve this problem. Here are a few of my favorite apps that will help you create your very own web history archive so you never forget about another website you once visited again.”

Search Engine Journal: A Simple Guide to Perform a Comprehensive Content Audit

Search Engine Journal: A Simple Guide to Perform a Comprehensive Content Audit. “If you’re wondering if your content is performing well, there’s a good chance it’s time for a content audit to check for sure. By following the right steps, knowing what to look for, and what you’re hoping to get out of your content audit, you can look forward to creating a better website.”

Tom’s Guide: How to create a website with Google Sites

Tom’s Guide: How to create a website with Google Sites. “Google Sites is a website builder from Google that you can use to create fairly advanced websites in just minutes. The platform uses a drag-and-drop editor, so you don’t even have to touch HTML code to build a new website. Perhaps the best part about creating a Google Sites website is that it’s completely free. You just need a Google account to start using it. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up a new website with Google Sites.”

Bleeping Computer: Extortionists threaten to destroy sites in fake ransom attacks

Bleeping Computer: Extortionists threaten to destroy sites in fake ransom attacks. “Scammers are targeting website owners with blackmail messages asking them to pay ransoms between $1,500 and $3,000 in bitcoins to avoid having their sites’ databases leaked and their reputation destroyed. As the fraudsters falsely claim, they exfiltrate the databases to attacker-controlled servers using credentials harvested after exploiting a vulnerability found within the sites’ software.”

Just Launched: U.S. Women’s and Girls’ Magazines Web Archive (Columbia University)

Columbia University: Just Launched: U.S. Women’s and Girls’ Magazines Web Archive. “Developed by librarians within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the archive consists of websites of women’s media that previously existed as print magazines and have long documented women’s thoughts, activities, economic power, sexuality, political interests, social, cultural, and domestic life.”

The Conversation: Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar

The Conversation: Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar. “Over the past few years, articles and blog posts have started to ask some version of the same question: ‘Why are all websites starting to look the same?’ These posts usually point out some common design elements, from large images with superimposed text, to hamburger menus, which are those three horizontal lines that, when clicked, reveal a list of page options to choose from. My colleagues Bardia Doosti, David Crandall, Norman Su and I were studying the history of the web when we started to notice these posts cropping up. None of the authors had done any sort of empirical study, though. It was more of a hunch they had.”

BetaNews: Web accessibility platform accessiBe secures $12 million to make the entire web accessible

BetaNews: Web accessibility platform accessiBe secures $12 million to make the entire web accessible. “Web accessibility platform accessiBe announced that it has secured funding from global investment firm K1 Investment Management, LLC. The $12 million capital will be used to help the company grow its market in North America and improve its services for its customers and partners.”

Search Engine Journal: Bing ‘Site Scan’ Tool Audits Sites For Technical SEO Issues

Search Engine Journal: Bing ‘Site Scan’ Tool Audits Sites For Technical SEO Issues. “Bing’s new Site Scan tool gives site owners an easy way to check for technical issues that may be negatively impacting performance in search engines. Bing is launching Site Scan as an upgrade to Bing Webmaster Tools, making it convenient to access the tool alongside other data that can assist with improving site performance.”

Digital Inspiration: The Best Online Tools To Know Everything About a Website

Digital Inspiration: The Best Online Tools To Know Everything About a Website. “How do I contact the owner of a website? Where is a particular website hosted? What other websites are hosted on that same server? Is the site using WordPress or Gatsby? Which ad networks are they using to monetize a site? Is my site accessible from China? Here are some of the most useful online tools that will help you know every single detail of any website.” Good list, decent annotation.

Bing Blogs: Announcing the new Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing Blogs: Announcing the new Bing Webmaster Tools. “Over the last few months, we have heard from the webmaster ecosystem that Bing Webmaster Tools user interface is slow and outdated. We’ve taken your inputs into consideration and are working on modernizing the tools. Today, we are delighted to announce the first iteration of the refreshed Bing Webmaster Tools portal.”

BetaNews: New website creation platform delivers advanced capabilities for web professionals

BetaNews: New website creation platform delivers advanced capabilities for web professionals. “Since its launch in 2007, cloud-based platform Wix has established itself as a favorite of people who want to build their own websites. Now though the company is branching out with the launch of Editor X, a new platform aimed at designers, web professionals and agencies.”

Flying Blind: 70% of Airport Websites Contain Vulnerabilities (Computer Business Review)

Computer Business Review: Flying Blind: 70% of Airport Websites Contain Vulnerabilities. “More than one in five websites operated by airports contain publicly known and exploitable vulnerabilities, while 97 percent still use some form of outdated web software, according to a new report by Switzerland-based web security company ImmuniWeb. The company, which tested the cybersecurity of 100 of the world’s largest airport’s websites, found a mishmash of vulnerable web applications, misconfigured clouds and code repository leaks among other worrying security issues reported this week.”

BBC: Pro-Indian ‘fake websites targeted decision makers in Europe’

BBC: Pro-Indian ‘fake websites targeted decision makers in Europe’. “A global network of pro-Indian fake websites and think-tanks is aimed at influencing decision-making in Europe, researchers say. The co-ordinated network of 265 sites operates across 65 countries, according to a report by Brussels-based NGO, EU Disinfo Lab.”