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Overreaching app permissions a security threat, or “this is why we can’t have nice things”

Third-party apps often request more permissions than they actually need, including write access to for example your social media accounts. Once an app has been authorized, it has an access token basically forever until you manually revoke it.

This opens up another attack vector for hackers, which became abundantly clear this morning when pro-Turkish hackers decided to blast out a message all over Twitter.

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Atomia Products Ramblings

10 lessons we learned from building a brand new documentation site

Years of unstructured documentation was catching up to us. It was a matter of letting our documentation site collapse and form a super-dense black hole that would threaten the very existence of our planet, or initiating a major reboot project. After some contemplation, we chose the latter option. Here we have collected some of the insights we gained from this experience. So before attempting to do any of the below at home, please learn from our mistakes success story.

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Comparing the geographical coverage of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud

Amazon Web Services was launched back in 2006, a move that has paid off handsomely for Amazon. The company now holds an estimated 31 percent of the cloud service market, which puts them firmly in the lead. However, Microsoft has been making great progress with Azure (launched in 2010), and Google began competing directly with them both when they launched Google Compute Engine (their Amazon EC2 equivalent) in late 2013.

In this article we’re going to take a close look at how these three compare in terms of geographical coverage, something bound to be an important factor for many people and businesses considering which one to use.

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How to run a global VPS hosting company with minimal resources

The web hosting industry is thriving. Server infrastructure is better and more affordable than ever before and the market keeps growing. This also means there is a lot of competition out there, so if you’re running a hosting business you’ll want to maximize your chances of long-term success. One way is to aim for a global audience, and another is to minimize the resources you need for day-to-day operations.

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The cloud hosting industry is entering a golden age

Sometimes it’s easy to miss progress that is slow but steady. One of the more prominent examples of this is the field of technology. We get used to advancements so quickly. Just think about it; we already take for granted that we’re walking around with tiny, highly capable computers in our pockets, connected to a worldwide network of information and services that we can access from anywhere, at any time. Science fiction has turned into science fact.

The hosting industry is obviously tied directly to the success and evolution of the Internet and its user base. We are, however, entering an inflection point of what kind of cloud services are viable to provide. The limits are disappearing.

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Atomia Products News Ramblings

Hosting control panels can no longer ignore the mobile web

Today more than 40 percent of web access is done via mobile devices, and this is a growing trend. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Just think about how often you yourself access the web on your mobile device — and you’re hardly alone. There were 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions worldwide in 2015, and by now you can add a couple of hundred million to that number.

With internet access everywhere and a smartphone in every hand, being able to work on the go has not just become a possibility, it has become a requirement.

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