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Automattic Acquires BruteProtect | Securing The Blogosphere

In recent news, Automattic has acquired BruteProtect, a plugin and service that protects your sites from malicious logins (a rampant issue these days), saves server resources (when you’re bombarded) so your site runs faster, and keeps all your sites on the latest and greatest versions of WordPress core, plugins, and themes (similar to Jetpack) 183 more words


Automattic Acquires BruteProtect To Help Keep WordPress Users Safe

WordPress now powers so many websites, it’s no surprise that it’s a favorite target for hackers. To keep its users safe, Automattic – the company behind both WordPress.com and the open-source WordPress project — today… 232 more words

Fundings & Exits

Today's shirt

I started a story in the new Selfies app (made by colleagues of mine at Automattic) showing of the shirt I was wearing. After 5 days it was still being updated and added to by other people which is pretty fun. 7 more words


Spent the past week in Mexico with a group of Automatticians looking at making the WordPress.com Terms of Service clearer.

Rather than go out for food, we finished up the week with a rooftop BBQ. 28 more words


5 years at Automattic!

On August, 24th, 2009, I posted the following on this very site:

Today is the most beautiful of days. I’m not talking about the weather, but about a feeling that is currently impregnating every single fiber of my professional being.

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One Year at Automattic

A little more than a year ago, I woke up to find this in my inbox:

It was the morning before Tara and I were set to move down to Virginia, so the offer couldn’t have come at a better time. 310 more words


Beep Beep Boop?

This post here is only relevant for the people who have their websites hosted on wordpress.com. As most of us noticed, Automattic the company behind the mentioned hosting service, decided to change something that worked for most of us. 1,194 more words