HTTP status codes are not normally a thing that aids political dissidents, or really anything to get excited about. But the newly-made code 451, to be used when something is taken down for legal reasons, is a timely exception.
Have you heard? HTTP/2 is finally finished. That means that pretty soon webpages will load faster; connections will last longer; servers will respond to requests with more content. What's not to like! But hold on a sec: What the heck is HTTP/2, again?
HTTP is one of the most fundamental standards on the Internet and now, after 16 years, it's finally getting a facelift. Make way for HTTP/2.
Google's really sticking it to the man this week, first over the Chinese censorship issue and now with their battle over Gmail security, switching from "http" to the far-safer "https" as the default setting.
Another great gift for V-Day, these HTTPanties from Think Geek are perfect if either you or your lady is a nerd. You're reading Gizmodo, so we're sure about at least one half of that equation.