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Today's VUC Google+ Hangout About “Moving The Web To HTTPS”

It’s a bit late-notice for many of you, I realize, but in about 1.5 hours at 12 noon US EST (17:00 UTC) today, the “IP Communications & VoIP Community” will be having a Google+ Hangout on Air on topic of “MoreCrypto: Moving the Web to HTTPS”. Given that this relates to our TLS For Applications topic area, I thought it might be of interest – and I’m intending to join myself.  For more info and the link to watch just click/tap the image:

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As noted on the VUC episode page, the speaker is:

Daniel 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.

The session will be recorded for later viewing at that same link.


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Reminder – Live Call In Two Hours About TLS / SSL And The Need For More Crypto Everywhere

VUC logoReminder – in two hours you can join a live discussion we mentioned earlier this week about the need for more TLS / SSL everywhere and what we can do as a technical community to make that happen.  As I noted earlier the main guests will be Olle Johansson and Kristian Kielhofner with others joining in as well.  Host Randy Resnick usually creates an enjoyable and informative session where much can be learned.

To join the call, you can either connect in to the Google+ Hangout at 12:00 noon US Eastern – or alternatively call in via the SIP, Skype or regular old phone numbers listed on the top of the VUC page for the episode. There is also an IRC backchannel where text chat occurs during the episodes.  The session will be recorded if you cannot attend live.

For us, we’re interested in discussions like this one today because we want to build out our TLS for Applications area to have the best resources possible to help developers add TLS into their applications and in so doing make the Internet stronger and more secure for us all. (And on that note, if you would be interested in helping us create the info on our content roadmap for TLS – or know where we can find existing documents that fulfill those items – please contact us!)

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Join The VUC Podcast Live On Friday, May 2, To Talk TLS/SSL And The Need For “More Crypto”

VUC logoWhy do we need “more crypto” everywhere? How can we get more people using TLS (SSL) in applications and services?     If you are interested in this topic and want to discuss it with others, please do join the “VoIP Users Conference (VUC)” conference call this Friday, May 2, 2014, at 12 noon US Eastern time.  The main guests will be Olle Johansson and Kristian Kielhofner and I will also be joining in to participate (as will typically a good number of people).  Olle just recently participated in the “MeraCrypto” day-long session sponsored in part by the Internet Society Chapter in Sweden and has also been maintaining a set of slides about why we need “MoreCrypto”.

With the recent Heartbleed vulnerability in the news (here was my view on it) there is obviously a great amount of interest in the topic of getting more TLS / SSL out there.  I’ll be on the call in part because we launched our “TLS for Applications” area out of our belief that we need more crypto out there being used.  It should be good conversation and I’m very much looking forward to it!

To join the call, you can either connect in to the Google+ Hangout at 12:00 noon US Eastern – or alternatively call in via the SIP, Skype or regular old phone numbers listed on the top of the VUC page for the episode. There is also an IRC backchannel where text chat occurs during the episodes.

If you can’t listen live, the show will be recorded and you can listen to it later.  If you can join live, please do… it should be great conversation on a very important topic!