VUC526 – MoreCrypto Series: Moving the Web to HTTPS

Event: Friday January 30th, 2015 at 12 Noon EST (5pm UK)



DanielAppelquistDaniel Appelquist, who describes himself as an “open web advocate”, joins us to talk about TLS on the web: some good reasons for using it and the common objections to it. As someone with a very wide experience in IP and network communications, a session with Dan and our VUC regulars should be excellent!

Dan is also a co-chair of the W3C Technical Architecture Group (W3C TAG). The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered (under the W3C Process Document) with stewardship of the Web architecture.
LINKS from this session:

http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/web-https
Complements nicely the IAB statement that encryption needs to be the norm: https://www.iab.org/2014/11/14/iab-statement-on-internet-confidentiality/
cf our TAG blog post: http://www.w3.org/blog/TAG/2015/01/23/securing-the-web/
Good ORG group post on that: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2015/what-does-david-cameron-want
Dan Yor post on this topic: http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/01/fundamental-tension-between-safety-and-privacy-and-uks-proposed
Dan A: Interesting analysis of current crop of messaging apps from EFF, btw: https://www.eff.org/secure-messaging-scorecard
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/11/certificate-authority-encrypt-entire-web
General w3c: http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/
Dan Appelquist: : I am organizing a hack in London –
Over the Air – in September 25-26. See http://overtheair.org for details.
If you’re in the UK please put us on your calendar.

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