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[liberationtech] Tumblr's lack of Encryption

Frank Corrigan email at franciscorrigan.com
Mon Sep 20 04:34:15 PDT 2010


Thanks, I did not think to try out inserting an S after http

I will try and create a new rule set with HTTPS everywhere:
      https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere.

Your tip also works on the Registration page:
      https://www.tumblr.com/register

I have also sent an email query to Tumblr direct to ask them to make it
more explicit that HTTPS can be used to login and register and to ask
for persistent HTTPS when using it's user Dashboard and when visiting
it's hosted blogs.

Frank


----- Original message -----
From: "Jen Savage" <savagejen at gmail.com>
To: "Frank Corrigan" <email at franciscorrigan.com>
Cc: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 03:09:35 -0700
Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Tumblr's lack of Encryption

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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