Netflix goes down and the world erupts in collective despair.
This Saturday afternoon (Eastern Time), Netflix went offline. Not entirely offline. The homepage still loads, with a big buffet offering of Netflix original TV shows and movies.
This spread is just a tease, however, as users are instead greeted with an error message in any attempt to use the streaming service.
Netflix has acknowledged the outage with a social media post that read:
Hi all – we are aware of streaming issues and we are working quickly to solve them. We will update you when they are [...]
Let’s face it: it’s hard to compete with free. The Let’s Encrypt initiative has been around for some time now as part of essentially all of Silicon Valley’s mission to make the web a more secure place through the use of the secure sockets layer protocol, which is a system that relies on certificate authorities vetting the validity of a data.
SSL is fundamental to certain types of web transactions, but over the years it has become more and more evident that no part of the open web should not be using it, as attackers have grown increasingly sophisticated at attacking both ends of the transmission when SSL is not in use. Let’s Encrypt has made it dead simple for even the newest [...]
It’s raining punches on Adobe’s Flash and has been for a few years of late. Speedtest, the world’s most popular bandwidth speed tester is now experimenting a beta version of an HTML5-based speed test, well on its way to drop Flash completely.
Ookla’s Speedtest.net is among the most popular websites in the world and for good reason. It is the default tool for internet users to check if their ISPs are delivering on the promised speeds. Fundamentally, it is among the most widely used instant tools on the internet and there isn’t a simpler way to check your internet speed. Speedtest is already great and it is only about to get even better.
Ookla is already testing a beta [...]