On Wednesday, a huge call was made by one of the internet’s most powerful companies. Think of Cloudflare as the nightclub bouncer of the internet – it stops harmful traffic, designed to knock a website offline by flooding it with requests, from reaching its intended target. It is used byRead More →

China’s latest crackdown on those attempting to skirt state censorship controls has seen it warn e-commerce platforms over the sale of illegal virtual private networks (VPNs). Five websites, including shopping giant Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell VPNs. It is the latest in a series of measuresRead More →

A neo-Nazi site that disparaged a woman who died during protests in Charlottesville has faced another wave of rejection by web companies. The Daily Stormer’s account with Cloudflare – which protects websites from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks – has been terminated. Cloudflare’s chief executive Matthew Prince said heRead More →