Topic: https

Windows 10 coming this summer, White House tries to enforce HTTPS, and Facebook bolsters Presto—SD Times news digest: March 18, 2015

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. “I can’t wait to see how amazing companies around the world will continue to innovate with devices running Windows 10,” wrote Terry Myerson, executive vice president of operating systems at Microsoft, on the company’s blog. “Working together, I … continue reading

Which protocol will take over for HTTP?

Now that the HTTP/2 specification has been formally approved, it seems that the Web has two choices when it comes to replacing HTTP: HTTP/2 or HTTP Secure (HTTPS). HTTPS is a protocol designed to improve encryption and communications across the Web. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with a group of technology organizations and researchers, … continue reading

Google’s must-have Android apps, MIT’s Ur programming language and more NSA leaks—SD Times news digest: Dec. 29, 2014

Google released a list of its must-have Android apps, rattling off 127 of the most highly recommended and highest rated apps in the Google Play Store. The apps, most of them free, range from popular favorites including Netflix, Shazam and Spotify to mobile applications with fast-growing user bases such as Quip, Pushbullet and Lumosity. Google’s full … continue reading

Google open-sources Cloud Dataflow SDK, proposes marking HTTP as non-secure, adds feature support to Dart

Google has announced the open-source availability of the Cloud Dataflow SDK, allowing developers to integrate their apps with the Dataflow-managed data processing service. Google software engineer Sam McVeety made the announcement in a blog post detailing how developers now have the capability to begin porting Dataflow to other languages and execution environments, and they can … continue reading

EFF wants to make HTTPS the default protocol

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with a coalition of tech companies, organizations and researchers, have announced Let’s Encrypt: a new certificate authority (CA) initiative to implement the HTTPS encryption and communications protocol across the entire Web. Let’s Encrypt, which is also backed by Akamai, Cisco, IdenTrust, Mozilla and University of Michigan researchers, is intended as … continue reading

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