Upgrading Navigations to HTTPS, Sale of .org Domains, New Browser Engine – Website Design Article

In this week’s roundup: DuckDuckGo gets smarter encryption, a fight over the sale of dot org domains, and a new browser engine is in the works. Let’s get into the news! DuckDuckGo upgrades and open-sources its encryption DuckDuckGo has open-sourced its “Smarter Encryption” technology that enables upgrading from HTTP to HTTPS, and Pinterest (a popular social network) is already using it for outbound traffic — when people navigate from Pinterest to other websites — with great results: Their outbound HTTPS…

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Weekly Platform News: Impact of Third-Party Code, Passive Mixed Content, Countries with the Slowest Connections – Website Design Article

In this week’s roundup, Lighthouse sheds light on third-party scripts, insecure resources will get blocked on secure sites, and many country connection speeds are still trying to catch up to others… literally. Measure the impact of third-party code during page load Lighthouse, Chrome’s built-in auditing tool, now shows a warning when the impact of third-party code on page load performance is too high. The pre-existing “Third-party usage” diagnostic audit will now fail if the total main-thread blocking time caused by…

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Secure the News Project Finds 93% of Major Publishers Offer HTTPS Encryption by Default – WordPress Tavern – WordPress Website Design Article

Secure the News is a project that was created by the Freedom of the Press Foundation in 2016 to track HTTPS encryption across major news organizations’ websites. It lists the publications and automatically scores them on a scale of 0-100, based on HTTPS implementation according to best practices, as defined by General Services Administration (GSA) Pulse’s current criteria for modern and secure HTTPS deployment. The score is converted to an A-F letter grade. The primary benefits of news organizations adopting…

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