Securing Web Sites Made Them Less Accessible – Eric’s Archived Thoughts


50 bookmarks. First posted by heejeroen 10 days ago.


The drive to secure the web has pushed it further away from the next billion users—not to mention a whole lot of the previous half-billion.
HTTP  security  accessibility 
3 days ago by emerysnyder
In 2018?  Yes.  In rural Uganda, where I was improvising an introduction to web development for a class of vocational students, that’s the reality.  They can have a computer lab full of Dell desktops running Windows or rows of Raspberry Pis running Ubuntu or whatever setup there is, but when satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit are your only source of internet, you wait.  And wait.  And wait.
fridayfrontend  accessibility  https  security  performance 
4 days ago by spaceninja
As i sit reading this via satellite internet...
internet  security  for-brennen 
6 days ago by ToniCorinne
With SSL everywhere, pages can't be cached for low bandwitdh.
performance  accessibility  crypto  security  archive 
7 days ago by archangel
HTTPSだとオフライン・キャッシュがうまく作れないので、転送量に制限がある途上国では閲覧性に大きな問題が起きる話。常時接続じゃない環境をユーザーとして想定するべきかどうか、は重要そう。
security  usability  offline 
7 days ago by hail2u
Due to a slower internet connection and a helpful 'man in the middle' to improve caching for users of the slow internet connection, websites just won't load in a reasonable amount of time over https. This doesn't mean we should go insecure, but instead implement things like services workers to ensure it's not an ongoing issue.
article  321  newslettered 
8 days ago by justinavery
In the middle of last month (July 2018), I found myself staring at a projector screen, waiting once again to see if Wikipedia would load.  If I was lucky, the page started rendering 15-20 seconds after I sent the request.
8 days ago by muhh
I think HTTPS is probably a net positive overall, and I don’t know what we could have done better.  All I know is that I saw, first-hand, the negative externality that was pushed onto people far, far away from our data centers and our thoughts.
internet  security  performance 
9 days ago by leereamsnyder
In the middle of last month (July 2018), I found myself staring at a projector screen, waiting once again to see if Wikipedia would load. If I was lucky, the…
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9 days ago by michaelfox
Eric Meyer talks about one of the downsides of HTTPS everywhere, particularly caching strategies that benefit remote regions with high-latency internet connections.
9 days ago by shiflett
RT : HTTPS is a net positive for the web, but it can exclude many people, too:

I’m so glad wrote this.
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9 days ago by GShaw
"So, [in Uganda] you’re losing half your packets (or more), and the packets that aren’t lost have latency times around two-thirds of a second (or more). Each.
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HTTPS, which by design prevents man-in-the-middle attacks, utterly breaks local caching servers."
HTTPS  webperf  security  TLS  latency  network  cache  clevermarks 
9 days ago by nhoizey
The drive to secure the web has pushed it further away from the next billion users—not to mention a whole lot of the previous half-billion.
9 days ago by lsrgt
This post from @meyerweb notes now our drive for HTTPS has pushed inclusivity further away for people in remote and poor-connectivity areas. 😢
web  inclusivedesign  publishtobuffer 
9 days ago by sonniesedge
In the middle of last month (July 2018), I found myself staring at a projector screen, waiting once again to see if Wikipedia would load.  If I was lucky, the page started rendering 15-20 seconds after I sent the request. via Pocket
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9 days ago by puzzlement
In the middle of last month (July 2018), I found myself staring at a projector screen, waiting once again to see if Wikipedia would load. If I was lucky, the…
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10 days ago by spinnerin
In the middle of last month (July 2018), I found myself staring at a projector screen, waiting once again to see if Wikipedia would load. If I was lucky, the…
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10 days ago by theory
“But there I stood anyway, hoping my requests to load simple web pages would bear fruit, and I could continue teaching basic web principles to a group of vocational students.  Because Wikipedia wouldn’t cache.  Google wouldn’t cache.  Meyerweb wouldn’t cache.  Almost nothing would cache.

“Why?

“HTTPS.”
https  meyerweb  security  2018 
10 days ago by handcoding
Favorite tweet: meyerweb

I recently came face to face with an internet problem I didn’t even know existed, because for me (and probably you), it doesn’t—but it does for thousands or millions of people around the world. https://t.co/UK31x447l6

— Eric Meyer (@meyerweb) August 7, 2018

http://twitter.com/meyerweb/status/1026848459515723777
IFTTT  twitter  favorite 
10 days ago by tswaterman
Securing Web Sites Made Them Less Accessible by

Thought-provoking article. I rem…
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10 days ago by grigs
Securing Web Sites Made Them Less Accessible
on the slowness of HTTPS in Uganda.
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10 days ago by codepo8
HTTPS is a net positive for the web, but it can exclude many people, too:

I’m so glad wrote this.
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10 days ago by jakemcgraw
HTTPS is a net positive for the web, but it can exclude many people, too:

I’m so glad wrote this.
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10 days ago by heejeroen