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TLS is the primary stream encryption protocol used by technologies like HTTPS to prevent eavesdropping and other man-in-the-middle attacks. It is the most well-tested and dependable technology of its class, and is used for almost every scenario that requires encryption of streaming data.

digg vi logoFacebook has undergone plenty of redesigns in the past, and each one has come with some amount of controversy. However, imagine how people would react if Facebook decided not just to dramatically redesign their site, but also to delete every piece of content and every user account that had ever been created on their site. Photos? Deleted. Wall posts? Gone. And imagine if this happened as a complete surprise to its users, with no present way to come back in and retrieve their years and years of content. This sounds like too far-fetched a scenario to ever play out, right?

Linux Mint: from freedom came eleganceFor several years now, Ubuntu has been the reigning champion among desktop Linux distributions, and has also made major gains in the server market, but we may be witnessing the beginning of its downfall. A series of unpopular user interface overhauls have left many users searching for alternatives, and it looks like Linux Mint is set to benefit the most from these blunders.

Scott James Remnant is a big-league programmer.

At the Debian Linux project, he was the chief maintainer for some of the more critical pieces of Debian (and therefore Ubuntu and Mint) infrastructure, including the library compilation tool libtool and the software package management tool dpkg (basically, the program you use to install stuff).

HTML 5On May 25, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that the HTML 5 specification and five other related specifications had reached Last Call status for the first time. A "Last Call" is a major milestone in the standardization process of a W3C technology.