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UK data regulator orders end to spreadsheet FOI requests after serious data breaches

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has called for an immediate end to the use of Excel spreadsheets to publish Freedom of Information (FOI) data in the wake of serious data breaches. The data protection regulator issued an advisory notice to all public authorities about the risks of personal information within spreadsheets being disclosed inadvertently … Read more

Cloudflare now uses post-quantum cryptography to talk to your origin server

Cloudflare now uses post-quantum cryptography to talk to your origin server

Quantum computers pose a serious threat to security and privacy of the Internet: encrypted communication intercepted today can be decrypted in the future by a sufficiently advanced quantum computer. To counter this store-now/decrypt-later threat, cryptographers have been hard at work over the last decades proposing and vetting post-quantum cryptography (PQC), cryptography that’s designed to withstand … Read more

Privacy-preserving measurement and machine learning

Privacy-preserving measurement and machine learning

In 2023, data-driven approaches to making decisions are the norm. We use data for everything from analyzing x-rays to translating thousands of languages to directing autonomous cars. However, when it comes to building these systems, the conventional approach has been to collect as much data as possible, and worry about privacy as an afterthought. The … Read more

Network performance update: Birthday Week 2023

Network performance update: Birthday Week 2023

We constantly measure our own network’s performance against other networks, look for ways to improve our performance compared to them, and share the results of our efforts. Since June 2021, we’ve been sharing benchmarking results we’ve run against other networks to see how we compare. In this post we are going to share the most … Read more