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HTTPS Everywhere

The encouragements to have all websites using HTTPS (i.e. encrypted connections using TLS) probably started in 2014 with Google stating they were going to have it as a "ranking signal". In other words, Google search results would give some extra weighting to sites that were using HTTPS. However, it was Google's announcement that their Chrome browser (version 68), available at the end of July this year, would mark all websites using plain HTTP as "not secure" that was the jolt that site owners needed to make the switch, if they ...

GDPR Outcomes

Hardly anyone with an email address, or browser, could have missed the flurry of activity in the lead up (and beyond in some cases) to GDPR day on May 25th, 2018. Many organisations suddenly came to the realisation that their carefully collected lists of email addresses or their cookie policies may no longer be legal. The potential to be fined up to €20m or 4% of global turnover (whichever is greatest) for GDPR infringements, was probably a motivator, too. Some US based websites even took the extraordinary step of completely ...

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