Eyewire Release Report 6/9/2017

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As detailed here, every few Fridays we’re sharing which bug fixes and tiny features our developers have released into the wild. Apart from bigger changes that have received their own posts, here are the releases on Eyewire since the last report.

  • Eyewire now fully supports HTTPS for better protection of your data while you use our site. The “S” stands for “secure”; pages only using regular HTTP are vulnerable to various cyberattacks that can compromise user information or deploy malware on devices. We haven’t experienced any breach like that, but we’re beefing up our security just on principle. (If you would like to make your browsing more secure in general, HTTPS Everywhere is a good browser extension that doesn’t convert all pages to HTTPS but does impose full HTTPS encryption on sites that have only partial HTTPS support.)
  • We’ve tackled a couple bugs related to the above changeover. If you still experience issues, especially with the Scouts’ Log, you may fix things by clearing your browser cache a few times. Otherwise, please report bugs to support@eyewire.org, preferably including your browser + system info, a screenshot, and any error logs in your browser.

Please note that you will have the smoothest Eyewire experience if you use the most recent 64-bit version of Firefox or Chrome, a recent operating system like macOS Sierra/Windows 10/Ubuntu 16, and a machine with at least 8 GB of RAM.

Next report will be in a couple weeks, though in the meantime you may see new feature posts anyway. For science!