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  • Farewell to Flash

    Flash reached end of life on 31st December, 2020. InfoQ looks back at the contribution that Flash made to the early web, and what will be missed after its demise.

  • Let's Encrypt is Revoking Three Million Certificates on March 4

    Non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt, which provides X.509 certificates for TLS encryption at no charge, has announced it will revoke customer certificates today due to a bug in their Boulder CA software.

  • Applying Cyberpsychology Research for a Positive Internet Experience

    There is a lot of opinion and not enough fact on how we use the internet and the effect of the internet on our lives; the goal of cyberpsychology is to establish the facts, said Oonagh O'Brien. At 2019 she spoke about her research on the use of the internet and its effects on student well-being and academic performance, and on positive use of and positive development on the internet.

  • Scaling Global Traffic at Dropbox with Edge Locations and GSLB

    The Dropbox engineering team shared their experience of architecting and scaling their global network of edge locations. Located around the globe, these run a custom stack of nginx and IPVS and connect to the Dropbox backend servers over their backbone network. A combination of GeoDNS and BGP Anycast ensures availability and low latency for end users.

  • Digital Disruption via Space: High-Speed Internet Access through Satellites

    Satellites are enabling high speed access to the internet in rural areas, on airplanes, and for internet service providers to the core network. Space technology innovations like electric propulsion, digitalization revolutionize telecommunications and new entrants like SpaceX are forcing launch costs down. These developments will enable new services and lower the costs of existing ones.

  • GitHub Takes Stance for Net Neutrality

    At the beginning of December, GitHub made its stance in favor of net neutrality public. Now that the FCC has voted to repeal regulations protecting it, GitHub says the fight is not over. InfoQ has spoken with GitHub’s chief strategy officer, Julio Avalos.

  • Civility at Work and Elsewhere

    Google and Microsoft have published their studies on civility at work and the internet at large. Here we summarize some of the main ideas depicted from their work.

  • Insecure IoT Devices Were Hacked in Major Internet Outage

    Repeated DDoS attacks on Dyn, a company providing core services for Twitter, Reddit, PayPal, and other sites, caused major Internet outage between approximately 11AM UTC and 6PM UTC on October 21th, 2016. According to security firm Flashpoint, the attacks were built at least partially on the backs of hacked IoT devices.

  • America runs out of IPv4 Addresses as IPv6 Usage Rises

    ARIN, the resource registry that hands out allocations for IPv4 addresses, has announced that it has no more IPv4 addresses to give out. Although this doesn't mean no more IPv4 addresses will be allocated, it has brought to an end the question of when such addresses will run out. Meanwhile, IPv6 usage continues to climb with the release of iOS 9.

  • iOS 9 Adoption Passes 50% As Content Blockers Split Views

    As iOS 9 adoption crosses 50% and users experiment with content blocking, the polarised debate of whether content blockers are beneficial or harmful continues to rise. Meanwhile paid ad blockers have topped the app store charts. InfoQ looks at the rise of ad blockers and the effect that iOS 9 will have on publishers.

  • Java Turns 20

    Twenty years ago today, Java's first alpha release was unleashed upon the world on Solaris. InfoQ looks back at the history of Java and what it has conquered since.

  • Google Will Propose QUIC As IETF Standard

    Google has recently announced that they will propose their experimental transport layer network protocol QUIC as a IETF Standard. Furthermore. Google has provided the first available figures about the improvements in page load time that QUIC makes possible.

  • Google Wants to Speed Up the Internet with QUIC

    QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections, pronounced 'quick') is a multiplexing transport protocol running over UDP with the main goal to have 0-RTT connectivity overhead.

  • Twitter Open Sources CocoaSPDY

    Twitter has developed and open sourced CocoaSPDY, a framework for OS X (Cocoa) and iOS (Cocoa Touch) based on the implementation they previously contributed to Netty, updating in the same time their iOS application to use SPDY instead of plain HTTP. Twitter has noticed up to 30% decrease in communication latency, the improvement being more noticeable when an “user’s network conditions get worse.“

  • H.265 Codec Standard Has Been Approved

    The H.265 codec standard, the successor of H.264, has been approved, promising support for 8k UHD and lower bandwidth, but the patent issues plaguing H.264 remain.


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