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[liberationtech] Tumblr's lack of Encryption

Jen Savage savagejen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 03:09:35 PDT 2010


SSL tumblr login: https://www.tumblr.com/login
Bookmark it.
-Jen

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 11:32 PM, Frank Corrigan
<email at franciscorrigan.com>wrote:

> I wanted to ask members for any tips on how to approach Tumblr.com, the
> blogging platform, to request that they introduce default ssl/tls
> encryption to at least protect usernames and passwords during logging on
> and or for all user account activities. Like many other platforms Tumblr
> offers useful options such as free mapping of a domain name, but having
> no encryption makes it less attractive.
>
> As a newbie to 'liberationtech' I do hope this is an appropriate post.
>
> My background has been in engaging in rights based activism, mostly on
> migrant and refugee rights. I am less 'visible' these days as a
> consequence of getting my fingers burnt by making open Public interest
> disclosures, after some reflection and time-out I have now gone back to
> more anonymous forms of activism.
>
> My interest in this list flows from the recent attention being given to
> the Haystack Netowrk and specifically the Cultural Bytes blog post:
> http://culturalbytes.com/post/1141832150/internetfreedom  - which just
> happens to be hosted on Tumblr!
>
> One example of past collaborative work:
> http://web.archive.org/web/20070621113414/http://www.asylumsupport.org.uk/
>
> Thanks
> Frank
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