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Google’s Web Packaging standard arises as a new tool for privacy enthusiasts

Interested to see who uses this more, bad actors or those with politically sensitive content…:

[…] “This can enable privacy safe pre-loading models because the data to fetch the package doesn’t go back to the origin server,” said Ben Galbraith, Senior Director at Google, while speaking on stage at the Google I/O 2019 developer conference yesterday.

Web Packaging looks like an ideal solution in cases where nation-states or internet service providers might block access to a website.

Website owners can create signed packages of their sites’ pages, which can then be introduced inside a network of peers and shared among users without having to connect to the origin server that might have been blocked locally.

If the cryptographically signed package doesn’t validate, then users would know that someone has tampered with the page and its content.

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
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