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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

Encryption - explained.

These emojis aren’t nonsense. It's a coded message!
We promise we didn’t fall asleep on the keyboard. The above emojis aren’t nonsense — they’re a cipher, a message scrambled using a code. When you decipher them using Mozilla’s new Codemoji game, they read: "Happy World Emoji Day."

You can go right now and try out Codemoji yourself — make a cipher and challenge your friends or loved ones to learn more about encryption. There’s no better time than now — celebrate #WorldEmojiDay!

Though modern encryption is much stronger and more secure, ciphers are at the root of how encryption works. We use encryption every day to keep us safe online. Banks use it to safeguard credit card data and your banking information. Hospitals use it to protect medical records.

Encryption is one of the most important tools we have for building a more safe, secure Internet.

But many people don’t understand how encryption works. At the root of encryption are ciphers, the method that determines how an encrypted message is scrambled. So we built Codemoji, a Web-based educational game that teaches everyday Internet users about ciphers, the building blocks of encryption.
Keep in mind: Codemoji is intended as a fun learning tool, not a platform for sharing personal information or communicating securely. That said, it’s a really fun way to learn about ciphers and encryption.

We can’t wait to see what you make this #WorldEmojiDay. Thanks for all that you do,

Brett Gaylor, Director of Advocacy Media

P.S. Codemoji is a lot of fun — we promise. Give it a try and share it with your friends! pixel.gif?r=1eded73369145edb47c92638cf8b