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Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers

Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Logi

Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator, goes live

Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its next creation: a learn-to-code mobile app for beginners called Grasshopper. At launch, the app teaches would-be coders how to write

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Surreptitious cryptocurrency miners hide on Politifact and hundreds of other sites

Politifact is the latest and perhaps most high-profile website to host code that secretly hijacks visitors' CPUs to mine cryptocurrency. Driven by a boom in cryptocoin value and a lack of protections

Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code

Deep Algo was one of the more fascinating companies on display in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt this week. The French team aims to make coding languages more accessible for the masses with SaaS

Facebook announces React Fiber, a rewrite of its React framework

Facebook has completely rewritten React, its popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. The company hasn't previously talked about React Fiber, as the project is called, but it has actua

Facebook partners with Google, others to launch a new JavaScript package manager

Facebook today launched Yarn, a new package manager for JavaScript. If you’ve every worked with JavaScript and Node.js, chances are that you’ve used the npm package manager to find and r

Microsoft says its Edge browser is still more energy-efficient than its competitors

Once upon a time, browsers were all about getting faster and scoring better on JavaScript benchmarks than their competitors. While speed still matters, many developers have recently focused more on en

Facebook’s new open source project makes it easier to get started with React

Facebook’s React project is an open source library that allows developers to quickly build apps and their user interfaces in JavaScript. But that’s a bit of an understatement, because be

Programming Trends To Look For This Year

There has never been a more exciting time for technologists and developers worldwide. The number of active development languages and frameworks, as well as development tools and learning avenues, cont

Google’s Angular 2 Framework Hits Beta

Angular 2, Google’s framework for building mobile and web apps in HTML and JavaScript, is now in beta. Google first announced Angular 2, which represents a significant (and controversial) break

Human Code Project Hack Aims To Demystify Code

Meet Roslyn Scott and Dalton Scott, a mother and son team who just demoed a neat idea for making code more accessible, here at the Disrupt London 2015 hackathon. Their hack, called the Human Code Proj

RePhone Lets You Turn Anything Into A Phone

Making a cellphone is easy. You go into a mine, pull up some ore, extract various metals and then add components that you manufacture from other mines. Then you have to get FCC clearance and create li

Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox

Mozilla today announced major changes to how Firefox will implement add-ons going forward. The most important of these is the adoption of a new extension API that will be largely compatible with the o

The Future Is Here, It’s Just Unevenly Distributed Systems

Hearken to me, my fellow developers. We live in complex and confusing times. Once we sought to make things ever simpler. Then we discovered that simple isn't necessarily scalable, or efficient, or res

Meteor Launches Paid Developer Support Subscriptions For Its JavaScript App Platform

The Y Combinator-incubated Meteor JavaScript application platform today announced that it has acquired Percolate Studio, a design and engineering shop with a lot of experience in building and supporti

Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

The competitive landscape for app development tool providers continues to become tighter, with Meteor Development Group raising $20 million for its stack of frameworks and tools for developing web and

Gaming Startup Code Kingdoms Exits Beta On A Quest To Get Kids Coding

Making learning to code accessible, fun and engaging is the jumping off point of London-based startup Code Kingdoms, which has today launched out of beta, after trialling its game for the past year wi

Popular JavaScript Package Manager Npm Raises $8M, Launches Private Modules

Most JavaScript developers are familiar with the npm package manager, which was originally developed by Isaac Schlueter. What many probably don’t know is that npm is also a company co-founded b

Facebook Open-Sources React Native

At its F8 developer conference in San Francisco today, Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its React native framework for building native apps. React Native is Facebook's version of its React
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