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SANTA CLARA, CA – Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data center solutions in support of mission critical applications, announced that it has secured 42 acres of land in the heart of “Data Center Alley” in Ashburn, Virginia. Ashburn represents the company’s largest expansion to date, with a planned billion-dollar investment to build a new 108MW wholesale data center campus with five buildings that will total over 1 million square feet.

“Vantage’s expansion to Northern Virginia is in direct response to demand from our cloud and large technology enterprise customers, who have expansion plans on the east coast,” said Vantage President and CEO, Sureel Choksi. “We are very excited to expand beyond the west coast to a third market, with our largest data center campus to date. Northern Virginia is a vital and strategic market for our customers and company.”


The Vantage Ashburn campus is situated less than two miles from the densest interconnection points on the east coast and will offer robust fiber connectivity. Vantage will provide Northern Virginia customers with the premier wholesale data center experience it is known for in Silicon Valley and the Pacific Northwest, with significant expansion on-site potential to allow customers to grow with Vantage over the long-term.

Design and permitting for the new campus are under way, with construction expected to begin in early 2018. The first of five planned buildings will total 24MW of capacity.

About Vantage Data Centers
Vantage is a leader in highly scalable, flexible and efficient data center solutions offering unique value through its commitment to exceptional customer service. Operating campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Quincy, Wash., Vantage offers industry leading data center design solutions engineered to meet the unique requirements of enterprises, technology companies and service providers. Vantage’s first Silicon Valley campus includes five data centers totaling 60MW of critical IT load, with an additional 15MW of expansion capacity under construction. In addition, Vantage is developing a second Vantage Silicon Valley campus offering an additional 69MW of capacity. Vantage also operates a 6MW data center in Quincy, Washington with capacity to add four additional data centers to the campus.

For more information, visit www.vantagedatacenters.com.

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(Bloomberg View) — If you thought internet ads were annoying, consider this: The websites you visit could now be harnessing your computer to do cryptocurrency mining.
Digital currencies demand a lot of computing power. To complete each block of transactions, computer owners around the world must race to solve an extremely difficult cryptographic puzzle, with the winner getting paid in the relevant cryptocurrency. To increase their chances, such "miners" invest vast amounts in processing capacity — building server farms in far-flung places where electricity is cheap — and are always on the lookout for inexpensive ways to get more.
Website publishers, for their part, are constantly seeking new ways to generate revenue. Subscriptions can be a hard sell. Ads are less than ideal: They often repel users, they can be hijacked by bots and Russians, and big players such as Google typically take a cut of the revenue. So some are resorting to an untapped resource: selling miners access to the computing power of the people who visit their sites.
Here's how it works. Let's say you go to a site devoted to cat pictures. When your web browser loads the first page, it also initiates a script that instructs your computer's processor to do calculations for a cryptocurrency miner, who could be located in Germany or just about anywhere. You might notice nothing more than a slightly slower computer and a slightly higher electricity bill. The miner
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(Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. was accused of Big Brother-style snooping on internet users in a fresh attack on the social network by Belgium's data privacy watchdog.
The regulator sought a court order on Thursday forcing Facebook to stop any collection of data for advertising purposes and the provision of "misleading" information to users, under the threat of a 250,000 euro ($296,000) daily penalty. The company said it disagreed with the allegations.
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"What Facebook is doing is unprecedented in monitoring the browsing habits" of millions of people in Belgium, regardless of whether they are signed up to the service, Ruben Roex, a lawyer for the regulator who works at law firm Time.Lex, told a Brussels court. "Facebook systematically collects data without any action by the user, which users didn't consent to, or which wasn't clarified to the users."
Facebook has been a target for Belgium's data protection commission since at least 2015, when a court ordered it to stop storing non-users' personal data. While the U.S. tech giant won on appeal last year, Thursday's hearing is the first in a European court to go to the heart of the company's use of technology deemed to be essential to its proper functioning.
‘Like Button'
The operator of the world's largest social network uses technological means, such as cookies, pixels or so-called plug-ins underpinning its iconic
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HOUSTON, TX – In a commitment to best protect the confidentiality and trust of customers and site owners around the globe, on Wednesday September 27, cPanel, Inc. released its first comprehensive law enforcement transparency report. This initial report covers all subpoenas, requests, and search warrants issued to cPanel by any government worldwide between the 18-month period of January 1, 2016, through June 1, 2017.

During this time period cPanel, Inc. received no subpoenas, search warrants or requests form any government agency and no information on customer or customer data was released. This report further goes into detail about government demands for customer data, content that has been permanently disabled under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and customer accounts that have been disabled by due to Terms of Service violations.


Further demonstrating its commitment to transparency, cPanel also released a guide to the customer information it maintains, and the specific means by which government agencies may request access to it. This “Law Enforcement Guide” defines cPanel’s legal obligations when it is required to produce customer information, and allows customers to better understand the circumstances under which that information will be disclosed.

“cPanel is committed to our customers around the globe,” explains David Snead, cPanel’s General Counsel. “We are demonstrating that by being the first hosting automation company to disclose under what circumstances we are required to provide customer data to governments. Our transparency report demonstrates that, over the past 18 months, no information has been released to any government, anywhere. We’re the only company in our sector who can make this statement.”

https://cpanel.com/transparency-report.html

About cPanel, Inc.
Since 1997, cPanel, Inc. has been delivering the web hosting industry’s most reliable, intuitive hosting automation software. The robust automation software helps businesses thrive and allows them to focus on more important things. Customers and partners receive first-class support and a rich feature set, making cPanel & WHM the hosting platform of choice. For more information, visit http://cpanel.com.

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TEMPE, AZ – Leading Web hosting provider Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company and top-rated web host by WordPress.org, has introduced a new user experience that greatly simplifies the process of publishing a WordPress-powered website. Designed for novice WordPress users, with all the features an expert needs, the new Bluehost platform provides intuitive steps that help small businesses get online fast.

“WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform but it can be a complex software for time-starved small business owners and entrepreneurs to master,” said Suhaib Zaheer, senior vice president and general manager, hosting brands at Endurance International Group. “Our customers and the WordPress community have asked for a solution that enables them to quickly and easily build and manage a WordPress site so they can spend more time doing what they do best: running their business. Our new technology does just that.”


The new interface guides customers through the entire journey of managing a website, including the initial registration process, building and publishing their site, and ongoing website management. All aspects of their Bluehost account, including websites, domains, and email, can be easily managed via a redesigned, easy-to-navigate control panel. As business grows and website needs evolve, advanced tools are available to amplify their web presence. For example, the new Bluehost platform boasts an integrated Marketplace, a one-stop shop to select WordPress themes, plugins, add-ons and services and support, so customers can continuously build, brand, and expand their online properties.

In addition, to ensure that customers are able to successfully implement these features and easily manage their websites, Bluehost offers access to a dedicated team of WordPress experts 24/7, as well as WP Live, a concierge-style support service package.

“We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about these upgrades and are already seeing our customers publish more content using the new platform,” added Zaheer. “This reinforces our belief that the new Bluehost experience provides a fast and easy solution to building a WordPress site, enabling our customers to grow their digital presence and share their ideas with the world.”

For more information on the new Bluehost experience or to create a WordPress site please visit www.bluehost.com/blog/news.

About Bluehost
Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company, is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting services, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, and more. Built on open source technology, Bluehost designs and operates its own servers, develops innovative new internet technologies, and actively supports and participates in the open source community. For more information, visit www.bluehost.com.

About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) (em)Powers millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to vitalize their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Domain.com, BigRock, SiteBuilder and SinglePlatform, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs approximately 4,000 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

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