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CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption, specifically by providing cryptographic certificates. These certificates can be used to digitally sign and encrypt email, authenticate and authorize users connecting to websites and secure data transmission over the internet. Any application that supports the Secure Socket Layer Protocol (SSL or TLS) can make use of certificates signed by CAcert, as can any application that uses X.509 certificates, e.g. for encryption or code signing and document signatures.

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Une soirée à Paris ce mercredi, 11 mai 2016

Passez une merveilleuse soirée au bord de la Seine à Paris, ce mercredi 11 mai 2016 entre 19:00 heures et 20:00 heures au Bar de l’Hôtel Novôtel Les Halles 8, place Marguerite de Navarre Paris 1er, Mo Châtelet Accrédidation, information, cértification; plus d’informations, voir wiki

Rendez-vous des accréditeurs à Paris, le 14 avril 2016

Nous vous proposons une rencontre le 14 avril 2016 entre 19:00 heures et 20:00 pour toutes personne intéressée par CAcert. Validation (certification) de vos identités pour CAcert. En moyenne 2 à 5 accréditeur sont présent et peuvent donner entre 10 et 35 points. Si vous pouvez aussi donner des points manifestez vous sur la liste cacert-fr@lists.cacert.org – […]

Statement of direction given by SGM

Dear members, there were some mails which were referencing the direction of the new board. This is interesting as the new board so far did not give any statement. Also no new board member either at the SGM nor later did such a statement. Even while it is assumed by many, that I am close to the new board […]

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