Hey, sorry about that. We had a major network hardware failure yesterday, and are still suffering the repercussions today. (I know, super bad timing.) Our operations team has been awake for over 36 hours at this point and won’t rest until we’re 100% back.
Actually, before you answer, I’ll just assume you are based on the previous threads we’ve seen on the forums. Please try whitelisting The Verge in your ad blocker, and see if the problem persists. I will also repeat what I said in that other thread:
We appreciate you whitelisting The Verge in your adblocker. It’s how we make money and without money we would not exist.
Thanks for your post. We take (and have always taken) security very seriously and have prioritized and deployed many security related fixes, particularly over the last several months. We will continue to keep security a top priority, and using SSL during login is most definitely on our list. As a developer and project manager in the field yourself, you probably understand the complexity of managing a backlog of bug fixes and feature requests for a product, and at Vox we have dozens products, thousands of editors, and hundreds of thousands of users, and we work really hard to fix the most important issues in order of priority.