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: [![](/content/images/2017/08/Selection_566-1.png)](https://www.cloudflare.com/apps/…

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…

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…