Archive for March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Chrome and Firefox Postpone Disabling TLS 1.0 and 1.1

Martin Brinkmann (via John Opdenakker, Hacker News):

Mozilla has re-enabled TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in the Firefox Stable and Beta browser; it is unclear when Mozilla did that but an update on the Firefox release notes page highlights why the protocols have been enabled again. Mozilla notes:

We reverted the change for an undetermined amount of time to better enable access to critical government sites sharing COVID19 information.

According to the update posted on the release notes page, Mozilla made the decision because some government sites still rely on the old protocols.

And the change “will be remotely applied to Firefox 74, which has already been shipped.”

Google (via Bugzilla):

Due to adjusted work schedules at this time, we are pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases.

See also: Deprecation of Legacy TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Versions (tweet, Hacker News).


Apple Mail’s Magic Mailboxes

Chris Hynes:

One of my proudest achievements on the team (and at Apple) was brainstorming with my team members and pushing an idea we internally called Magic Mailboxes and eventually became called Combined Mailboxes.


The 4 “combined mailboxes” (INBOX, Drafts, Sent, Trash) would get top billing, positioned at the top of the list, with unique and large icons to distinguish themselves


Clicking on any of the combined mailboxes would show the union of all the messages in all accounts

Flipping open a disclosure triangle on one of the combined mailboxes

Remember that drawer?


Update (2020-03-27): See also: Hacker News.