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DNS over TLS support in Android P Developer Preview

Posted by Erik Kline, Android software engineer, and Ben Schwartz, Jigsaw software engineer The first step of almost every connection on the internet is a DNS query. A client, such as a smartphone, typically uses a DNS server provided by the Wi-Fi or cellular network. The client asks this DNS […]

Protecting users with TLS by default in Android P

Posted by Chad Brubaker, Senior Software Engineer Android Security Android is committed to keeping users, their devices, and their data safe. One of the ways that we keep data safe is by protecting all data that enters or leaves an Android device with Transport Layer Security (TLS) in transit. As […]

Scalable Request Handling: An Odyssey (Part 1)

BuzzFeed’s architecture is fairly flat and boring (which is a good thing), it indicates that we’ve chosen technology, as well as architectural patterns, which are tried and tested. This post is part one of a three part series reviewing a section of BuzzFeed’s architecture, related to handling user requests, and understanding […]

How to get HTTPS working on your local development environment in 5 minutes

Almost any website you visit today is protected by HTTPS. If yours isn’t yet, it should be. Securing your server with HTTPS also means that you can’t send requests to this server from one that isn’t protected by HTTPS. This poses a problem for developers who use a local development […]