Effective July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’

After years of pushing for ‘secure by default’ web sites, Google will identify insecure sites in the Chrome browser beginning mid-Summer. July is shaping up to be a big month for Google. Earlier this month, the company announced its Speed Update set to roll out in July, and today announced it will then also mark all sites that have not migrated…

Using the Mixed Content audit tool in Lighthouse

When a secure (HTTPS) site requests an insecure (HTTP) resource, that is called a mixed content error. Some browsers block insecure resource requests by default. If your page depends on these insecure resources, then your page might not work properly when they get blocked. Figure 1. Google Chrome (version 66) blocking insecure content Also, browsers may warn…

A comprehensive guide to SSL certificates

Need to secure your site, but not sure where to start? Check out columnist Stephanie LeVonne’s helpful guide to SSL certificates and get informed. A full range of SSL products are available on the market today that cater to various domain and security needs. Though many webmasters are exploring the possibilities, hoping a move to SSL…

HTTP to HTTPS: An SEO’s guide to securing a website

Despite the numerous benefits of switching to HTTPS, many SEOs and website owners have not done so. For those feeling intimidated by the prospect of switching to HTTPS, columnist Patrick Stox breaks down the process. Patrick Stox has realized that there is still one big hurdle for both business owners and SEOs: HTTPS. The gotcha…

We were in an accident during an automated driving tech demo

As a transportation reporter, I’ve been in a lot of cars using either autonomous or semi-automated Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) features, both on public and private roads, and yet I’d never been in an accident during a demonstration drive for any of these features before now. On Tuesday, January 30, myself and two TechCrunch video…

How Facebook stole the news business

Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation. Instead of developing an owned audience of homepage visitors and newsletter subscribers, they let Facebook brainwash readers into thinking it was…

Putting People First

Citizen engagement plays a crucial role in any Smart City strategy, a key element to increase competitiveness, boost economic growth and social progress. Even so, administrations still struggle to offer the same type of experience citizens are used to when interacting with industries like Retail or Travel. SAP Hybris steps up to help governments deliver…

1 in 4 developers started coding before they could drive

It’s never too early — or too late! — to start coding. Of the roughly 39,000 developers surveyed across all professional levels, more than a quarter of developers wrote their first piece of code before they were 16 years old. Meanwhile, of all the developers who started coding after the age of 26, 36% are now senior or…