For a decade, Google has been building the networking equipment that runs its online empire in secret. Today, it’s raising the curtain.
In the film Elysium, the ultra-rich have left an apocalyptic Earth ravaged by global warming and overpopulation. Their utopian colony orbits high above Earth which festers below. Science fiction, but Silicon Valley techno-utopians also dream of rising above the planet’s problems.
This week has seen great progress in the effort to encrypt the web.
Wikimedia, Microsoft’s Bing search engine, reddit, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation each announced plans to protect their site visitors by using secure HTTPS connections by default—or have already adopted this policy. We’ve been talking to some of these organizations for years about the importance of delivering secure access to every user, and we’re thrilled that they’ve recognized its importance and taken this step. (Wikimedia, at least, will also use HSTS to enhance security.)
The dark web actually has promise. In essence, it’s the World Wide Web as it was originally envisioned.
TheJournal.ie reported that the social network submitted its plan to the Meath County Council for a 50,000-square-meter (164,000-square-foot) complex with two buildings, which would include an upgrade of Kilbride Road. A third building would be added in a second development phase.
EFF has signed on to a joint civil society statement welcoming thegroundbreaking report supporting encryption and anonymity by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye. The Special Rapporteur will present the report on June 17th at the 29th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
From Fortune 500 companies to local small businesses, most companies realize the value social media can generate. However, creating a cohesive brand image of means making brand advocates out all employees, from the top of the organization all the way down. A new report from the Chief Marketing Officer Council and Executive Networks Inc, examines the importance of employees in establishing the brand persona.
The new Google Trends shows you what the Internet wants to know about, not just the headlines.
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