New faster server

Starting from today, the main Clipperz server is located in Amsterdam. At the same time we are keeping a backup server in Reykjavík where data are mirrored.
Why this redundant setup? To get the best of both worlds: an hyperconnected data center on mainland Europe, combined with the protection offered by Icelandic legal system.

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Clipperz is hiring a developer

We are looking for a developer interested in working on the Clipperz UI and, most notably, to become a full-time employee and a relevant shareholder in the company.

Help wanted

Web crypto: moving forward

I really appreciated Tim Bray’s post “Trusting browser code”. His pragmatism resonated with me and Giulio Cesare. At Clipperz we’ve been dealing with the issue of secure Javascript code delivery since 2006, but this is still an open issue that is eventually attracting the attention of some bright minds.
This post is an effort to reaching out to the small community of people interested in web crypto in order to share ideas and perspectives.

Tim Bray
(Photo of Tim Bray from AndroidGuys)

Clipperz financials 2013

All things considered, 2013 was a decent year for Clipperz. We didn’t expect any revenues from paid subscribers, but we wished to be able to launch the paid service by the end of the year. We missed that deadline on purpose, because we didn’t feel comfortable asking for (crypto) money until we can provide a good mobile experience. And designing a good interface takes time, especially when usability is intertwined with security.

Clipperz financials are trustworthy!

Going bankless

A few weeks ago the bank Clipperz has been using for years informed us that they have unilaterally decided to terminate our bank account. Why? No reason given, at least on paper. Informally we’ve been told that they were troubled by our fraudulent wires story. (click the image below to download the complete letter in PDF)

Termination letter from Banca Etica

Christmas maintenance

During the Christmas day, Giulio will be performing extensive maintenance on Clipperz infrastructure. Nothing to be worried about, but it will require a few hours downtime.

Santa at his desk

Giulio talks about single-page web apps at JS Day 2013

We are just back from JS Day 2013, a really stimulating conference on Javascript held in Verona (Italy). Giulio gave a talk on what he learned about designing and building single-page web applications. And given that Clipperz online password manager is probably the most extreme case of this kind of apps, he knows quite a lot on this topic that is also strictly related to the security architecture of Clipperz. See his slide deck below.