What sorts of permissions are you giving sites like Instagram and Facebook over your personal information and content? The answer may surprise you.
As I mentioned in my previous post, there are lots of exciting announcements today! Here's another one... If you’ve been looking for the perfect address for your blog, it’s about to get even easier. Millions of new .blog domain names (like yourname.blog) will be available this November — and starting today, you can apply to … Continue reading Get your .blog domain!
I love that the company I work for cares about this. Not sure what net neutrality is or why you should care? Read on.
“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.
Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.
Net Neutrality under…
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One of my co-workers shared this link a few days ago regarding an ICANN suspension notice for Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. Several other aka's are listed at the end of the article. Looks like these folks have been "subjecting Registered Name Holders to false advertising, deceptive practices, or … Continue reading Domain Registrar Suspended by ICANN
Here’s the latest update on the Heartbleed bug from WordPress.com:
Last week, a very serious bug in OpenSSL was disclosed. OpenSSL, a set of open source tools to handle secure communication, is used by most Internet websites. This bug, nicknamed Heartbleed, allowed an attacker to read sensitive information from vulnerable servers and possibly steal things like passwords, cookies, and encryption keys.
Was WordPress.com vulnerable to Heartbleed?
Yes. WordPress.com servers were running the latest version of OpenSSL, which was vulnerable. We generally run the latest version of OpenSSL to enable performance enhancements, such as SPDY, for our users. The non-vulnerable versions of OpenSSL were over two years old.
Has WordPress.com fixed the issue?
Yes. We patched all of our servers within a few hours of the public disclosure.
Has WordPress.com replaced all SSL certificates and private keys?
Yes. Out of an abundance of caution, we have replaced all of our SSL certificates, along with regenerating all of the associated…
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