* Posts by chroot

10 posts • joined 26 Jun 2018

Encryption? This time it'll be usable, Thunderbird promises


Re: The trouble with PGP is that

SMTP does server-to-server encryption. PGP and S/MIME do end-to-end encryption.


Re: PGP is better than the alternative

We use S/MIME in our company and it is extremely easy to use, once set up.

Happy new year, readers. Yes, we have threaded comments, an image-lite mode, and more...


Mug shot

So where can we order that fancy mug?

Hot on heels of 2.0, Vivaldi 2.2 adds tab session management among other goodies



Firefox introduced enhanced tab management in version 64, just a few days ago. I don't know how they compare, though.


Stroppy Google runs rings round Brussels with Android remedy


Re: Ha

> If someone wants to build a new phone OS, or a better search engine... GO AHEAD. Google isn't stopping them.

Not true: they will do everything in their power to stop them.

Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved


Re: I've always liked RSS

> RSS is still the best way to consume day-by-day data on the 'net.

I agree. The sites that I read most are the ones that have an RSS feed.


Re: Thunderbird

I use Thunderbird for RSS for many years; I lost the count. I love it that it treats each item as a message that can be marked read (or not), tag it, star it, filter it, etc. I use it for about 50 feeds: news feeds, software release information, status logs from providers, etc

RSS was improved in Thunderbird 60: you can now tune the update interval for each feed, which is cool: status updates from providers every few minutes, some feeds every few days, etc. It is mentioned as "* NEW Individual feed update interval" on this page:


HTTPS crypto-shame: TV Licensing website pulled offline


HTTPS by default?

Now that Chrome makes it alarming to visit any HTTP site, why doesn't it just try HTTPS first? HTTP can be an optional fallback with an informative/alarming notice.

Use Debian? Want Intel's latest CPU patch? Small print sparks big problem


Re: The Netherlands

The country known as the Netherlands is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The whole of the Netherlands is in the EU.

In non-startling news, EFF says STARTTLS email crypto is mostly done wrong


Implicit TLS

Is this a new discussion between Implicit TLS and STARTTLS? The IETF recommended as recently as in February to ditch STARTTLS and use Implicit TLS.


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