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WDRL 96

Hey,

it’s summer and hot weather in Europe and I quite enjoy this. Though we have all work to do we should take some free minutes and enjoy sun outside this weekend. Finally, I’m happy to say that GratiPay payments are working again but you can also donate via PayPal (via the online version).

News

Graphic showing the growth of the TOP 1million websites using SSL by default. Result: It’s still incredibly low adoption.
- HTTPS/TLS is still a hot topic. And while we try to demand for websites serving HTTPS-only by default, only 0.1% on the entire internet and [only 5.7% of the Quantcast Top 10k](http://trends.builtwith.com/ssl/SSL-by-Default) serve TLS by default. And probably there is a reason for that—it’s still very expensive to buy a good certificate and it’s even harder to set up a certificate on normal hosting spaces. That is what I can tell you from my own experience. - [Firefox 39 is out](https://hacks.mozilla.org/2015/06/trainspotting-firefox-39/) with smoother animation and scrolling, skin tone support (Unicode 8), removed SSLv3 support, fetch API support, ``. - The [W3C CSS Working Group](http://www.glazman.org/weblog/dotclear/index.php?post%2F2015%2F06%2F26%2FCSS-Working-Group-s-future) will get a new co-chairman as Daniel Glazman is taking down his role after 7.5 years.

Concepts & Design

Generic / Tools

Web Performance

HTML / SVG

JavaScript

CSS / Sass

Privacy / Security

Graphic showing the cloud computing network of the NSA to intercept and record almost any internet traffic.
- Oh yes, this is the dream of many analysts: A cloud platform to collect and automatically process user data. Except, [this article shows you (also visually) how the NSA collects data](https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/01/nsas-google-worlds-private-communications/) all over the world. - [Stuggle to understand why HSTS for HTTPS is so important](http://www.troyhunt.com/2015/06/understanding-http-strict-transport.html)? Troy Hunt explains the issue and the solution for it with a practical example—MITM (Man-in-the-middle) a banking website for his own testing purpose with and without HSTS enabled. - An approach to understand [why we give our private data to corporations](http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/28/why-we-give-our-data-to-corporate-spies-surveillance) even we know that other people spy on it. - [Humans are tech’s next big thing—and that could be risky](http://www.wired.com/2015/06/apple-news-twitter-facebook/). Lots of insights on why companies like Google and Facebook do research in human experiments and collect data for it. - Startups are cool, right? And naturally we give away our personal details to so many of them that we don’t even know anymore. But [what happens with your data when a company is sold](http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/29/technology/when-a-company-goes-up-for-sale-in-many-cases-so-does-your-personal-data.html?_r=0)? In many cases, your data is for sale, too.

Work/Life

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