Advancing Privacy Protection with the GDPR

Published on by Caroline Greer.

A game-changer The road towards implementation of the new European GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) has been a long one, even though public awareness of its impact, especially outside of Europe, is only now really starting to take hold. This game-changing piece of EU legislation will require companies to fundamentally change how they process and use personal data (broadly defined) they receive from EU citizens, including through…

App Highlight: Hardenize

Published on by Jameson Sundell.

Hardenize is a comprehensive security tool that continuously monitors the security and configuration of your domain name, email, and website. Ivan Ristić, the author of Hardenize, gave a demo of his app at our Cloudflare London HQ. Do you know how secure your site is? View a Hardenize report on your website by clicking this button: Interested in sharing a demo of your app at a meetup? We…

Broken packets: IP fragmentation is flawed

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

As opposed to the public telephone network, the internet has a Packet Switched design. But just how big can these packets be? CC BY 2.0 image by ajmexico, inspired by This is an old question and the IPv4 RFCs answer it pretty clearly. The idea was to split the problem into two separate concerns: What is the maximum packet size that can be handled by operating systems…

Why We Terminated Daily Stormer

Published on by Matthew Prince.

Earlier today, Cloudflare terminated the account of the Daily Stormer. We've stopped proxying their traffic and stopped answering DNS requests for their sites. We've taken measures to ensure that they cannot sign up for Cloudflare's services ever again. Our terms of service reserve the right for us to terminate users of our network at our sole discretion. The tipping point for us making this decision was that the…

Power outage hits the island of Taiwan. Here’s what we learned.

Published on by Tom Paseka.

At approximately 4:50pm local time (8:50am UTC) August 15, a major unexpected power outage hit the island of Taiwan with a significant amount of its power generation facilities going down. Blackout! Most of the island was hit with power outages, shortages and rolling blackouts, with street lights not functioning, nor power in many of Taipei’s shopping malls, and much other infrastructure. Blackouts of this scale…

Recap: How to make a Cloudflare App workshop in Austin

Published on by Jameson Sundell.

Cloudflare hosted a developer preview workshop in Austin for Cloudflare Apps, taught by Zack Bloom, tech lead of Cloudflare Apps. Due to popular request, we are making available the video from the workshop. Want some ideas on what to start with? Check out the idea suggestion list on our Cloudflare Community page. It's a great idea to review our Apps documentation available here. Want to request a Cloudflare…

Moving Forward with Path Forward

Published on by Janet Van Huysse.

In February, I blogged about our first rotation of Path Forward returnships and the awesome people we’ve hired as a result of the program. As a refresher, Path Forward is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower people who’ve taken time away from their careers to focus on caregiving to return to the workforce. Cloudflare started partnering with Path Forward this past year as a way…

The Languages Which Almost Became CSS

Published on by Zack Bloom.

The history of all the languages which almost became CSS and the development of the styled web. When Tim Berners-Lee announced HTML in 1991 there was no method of styling pages. How a given HTML tag was rendered was determined by the browser, often with significant input from the user’s preferences. To many, it seemed like a good idea to create a standard way for pages to…