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It’s time for a new EU-US data transfer framework

January 19th, 2022

If you rely on an open, global internet, you’ll want the European Union and the U.S. government to agree soon on a new data framework to keep the services you use up and running. People increasingly rely on data flows for everything from online shopping, travel, and shipping, to office collaboration, customer management, and security…

WordPress 5.9 RC3

January 18th, 2022

The third Release Candidate (RC3) for WordPress 5.9 is here! Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far toward testing and filing bugs to help make WordPress 5.9 a great release. WordPress 5.9 is slated to land in just one week—on January 25, 2022. You still have time to help! Since RC2 arrived last…

The harmful consequences of Congress’s anti-tech bills

January 18th, 2022

Every day, millions of Americans use online services like Google Search, Maps, and Gmail to find a new information and get things done. Research shows these free services provide thousands of dollars a year in value to the average American, and polls show that 90% of Americans like our products and services. However, legislation being…

A letter from WordPress’ Executive Director

January 17th, 2022

As we greet a new year, WordPress’ Executive Director writes a letter to the project and community that speaks to the hopes of the year ahead. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé Bringmann Song: Fearless First…

So you got new gear for the holidays. Now what?

January 14th, 2022

The new year is here, and the holidays are (officially) over. If you were gifted a new Google gadget, that means it’s time to get your new gear out of the box and into your home or pocket. We talked to the experts here at Google and asked for a few of their quick setup…

8 Helpful Accessibility Links for January 2022

January 13th, 2022

Every now and then, I find that I’ve accumulated a bunch of links about various things I find interesting. Accessibility is one of those things! Here’s a list of related links to other articles that I’ve been saving up and think are worth sharing. Myths about Web Accessibility — Alvaro Montoro covers some classics. My…

Typed Forms: The RFC Is Here

January 13th, 2022

For five years, strong types in the Forms package have been a top feature request. Issue (#13721) is the most popular issue of all time on the Angular repo. Many contributors have attempted to implement it over the years. We’re proud to announce the Typed Forms Request for Comment. This is the first big step toward…

Discontinued Long Term Support for AngularJS

January 11th, 2022

Photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels In January of 2018 we laid out our plans for the final releases of AngularJS before entering long-term support and last year, we extended the LTS due to the global pandemic until December 31, 2021. Well, friends, the time has come and we’re no longer supporting AngularJS. We’re incredibly proud…

What is Chromium Without Chrome on Top?

January 10th, 2022

Raw Chromium, perhaps? So, Chrome is based on Chromium which is open-source. Chrome is Chromium with Google’s extra stuff on top of it. What extra stuff? Kinda lots! A few years ago, The Verge published “Microsoft reveals all the Google things it removed in its Chromium Edge browser” with this image from Microsoft listing out…

Honoring Stephen Hawking’s scientific legacy

January 7th, 2022

As we welcome in another year, and reflect on the turbulent one that’s passed, the existential words of Professor Stephen Hawking are as poignant as ever: “Remember to look up at the stars, and not down at your feet.” It was not just the great scientific body of work that British-born cosmologist Hawking gave to…