Information Today, Inc. Corporate Site KMWorld CRM Media Streaming Media Faulkner Speech Technology Unisphere/DBTA
Other ITI Websites
American Library Directory Boardwalk Empire Database Trends and Applications DestinationCRM Faulkner Information Services Fulltext Sources Online InfoToday Europe KMWorld Literary Market Place Plexus Publishing Smart Customer Service Speech Technology Streaming Media Streaming Media Europe Streaming Media Producer Unisphere Research


News & Events > NewsBreaks
Back Index Forward
Threads bluesky LinkedIn FaceBook RSS Feed
Weekly News Digest

April 20, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

CLICK HERE to view more Weekly News Digest items.

EFF and DuckDuckGo Partner for More Secure Internet Browsing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) updated its HTTPS Everywhere browser extension with rulesets from DuckDuckGo’s Smarter Encryption technology. EFF notes, “With more domain coverage in Smarter Encryption, HTTPS Everywhere users are provided even more protection. HTTPS Everywhere rulesets will continue to be hosted through this year, giving our partners who use them time to adjust. We will stop taking new requests for domains to be added at the end of May.”

“DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption has a list of millions of HTTPS-encrypted websites, generated by continually crawling the web instead of through crowdsourcing, which will give HTTPS Everywhere users more coverage for secure browsing,” says Alexis Hancock, manager of HTTPS Everywhere.

EFF’s “pioneering work with the HTTPS Everywhere extension took privacy protection in a new and needed direction, seamlessly upgrading people to secure website connections,” says Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo’s founder and CEO. “We’re delighted that EFF has now entrusted DuckDuckGo to power HTTPS Everywhere going forward, using our next generation Smarter Encryption dataset.”

For more information, read the press release.

Send correspondence concerning the Weekly News Digest to NewsBreaks Editor Brandi Scardilli

Related Articles

1/18/2022EFF Aims to Get Appeals Court to Reverse Decision in DMCA Case
11/18/2021EFF Unveils New Podcast, How to Fix the Internet
9/28/2021EFF Will Discontinue HTTPS Everywhere in 2022
9/14/2021EFF Puts Pressure on Apple to End Its iPhone-Scanning Project
9/2/2021EFF Looks at Companies' Tactics for Fighting Copyright Infringement
6/15/2021Boost Your Online Presence With the Free Build a Better Library Website Boot Camp
5/11/ Studies Global Web Trends
3/23/2021'EFF to Supreme Court: Users Must Be Able to Hold Tech Companies Accountable in Lawsuits When Their Data Is Mishandled'
2/13/2020EFF Goes to Court Over Keeping Glassdoor Commenters Anonymous
11/21/2019EFF Works to Combat Stalkerware Apps
1/22/2019The Future of DuckDuckGo
11/28/2017The Problems With Searching the Deep Web

Comments Add A Comment

              Back to top