* Posts by dylan.myers

7 posts • joined 8 Feb 2018

Groupon to pay IBM $57m after getting money off e-commerce patent settlement


Re: What are the patents?

Patents 579-6967, 707-2849, 596-1601 and 763-1346. I believe that they're more about a platform for offering discounts directly from the merchant. Source 1 Source 2

Academics: Shutting down Facebook API damages research, oversight, competition


How can FB ensure researchers don't sell the information on? Legal threats? Because the vetting that FB proposed seems like the only other solution.

Windows Admin Center: Vulture gets claws on browser-based server admin


Re: "you open up a browser (must be Chrome or Edge)"

I wonder what is blocking it on FF.

On a side note that 3 year-old Chrome issue regarding NTLM/WS is absurd.

Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat


IIRC it says on the registration form.

Symantec cert holdout sites told: Those Google Chrome warnings are not a good look


Re: Specific Certificate Authorities

It's funny because their website is still using a symantec certificate, too: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.equifax.co.uk

Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser


Re: Perfect timing

Edge issue aside, it's actually a rally handy program. It's lightweight and fast because they took a bunch of unused features out. I use it because outlook feels so sluggish to me.

For now I'm happy to resort to copying and pasting a link into my browser to avoid Edge.

From July, Chrome will name and shame insecure HTTP websites


Re: yet more encouragement ...

SSL certificates are free and take little effort to install, add virtually no load or problems for your website and require at most a renewal every now and then. If that's all it takes to dissuade you from self-hosting…


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