Thursday, August 7, 2014

Shutting the SSL Up

Google has announced
its plans to give higher rankings
to websites that make use

of the secure
"HTTPS" protocol.

Google webmaster
trends analysts Zineb Ait Bahajji
and Gary Illyes

remark on the company's
Online Security blog

that due to "positive results"
"we're starting to use HTTPS
as a ranking signal".

In the coming weeks
they will publish
detailed best practices

for making one's site
more secure.

The government may
want to take a few tips

because at around
8:10 this evening

journalists were outside
the White House
waiting for a statement from Obama
about Iraq

when the premises
was put on lockdown

as a toddler managed
to squeeze through the fence
along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Security officials reportedly
kissed the baby
on his head

and said "Thank you
but the NSA

doesn't need to collect data
on you just yet."

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.