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A good overview of QUIC/HTTP3:

blog.cloudflare.com/the-road-t

While the focus on always-encrypted connections is good, the emphasis on reducing the amount of round trips is curious, considering that it goes over UDP and in order to prevent reflection attacks will incur additional round trips - presumably less often than current HTTPS does, but considering the infrastructure updates required to take full advantage of the updates QUIC brings, particularly firewalls. It left me feeling kind of meh.

That it was designed by and solidifies its control over the web further solidifies that meh feeling, especially because it does bot seem bad, but not terribly brilliant either, trading one set of shortcomings for another, rather than fundamentally solving them.

@MatejLach i found the human rights analysis by Beatrice Martini pretty good in these regards: tools.ietf.org/html/draft-mart

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