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| 2014 || February || {{w|Computer security}} || Tumblr introduces Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, a cryptographic protocol designed to provide secure communication on the web, making it harder for hackers to get users' data.<ref>{{cite web |title=Browse Tumblr Securely |url=https://tricks-for.tumblr.com/post/80066177791/browse-tumblr-securely |website=tricks-for.tumblr.com |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2014 || || Leadership || {{w|Barack Obama}} and {{w|David Karp}} talk about how to pronounce the word {{w|GIF}}.<ref name="Today in Media History"/>
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| 2014 || July 11 || Controversy || {{w|DashCon}} (originally named Tumbl-Con) is organized as an unofficial {{w|fan convention}} catering primarily to users of Tumblr, with a particular emphasis on {{w|fandom}}s.<ref>{{cite web|title=When Fandom Falls Apart: DashCon Edition|url=http://observationdeck.io9.com/when-fandom-falls-apart-dashcon-edition-1604303148|publisher=io9|date=13 July 2014|accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Bachman|first1=Lynne|title=DashCon convention doomed from the start|url=http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/dashcon-convention-doomed-start/2014/07/24|publisher=Baltimore Post-Examiner|date=24 July 2014|accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Keilman|first1=John|title=Bloggers mock stumbles at Tumblr convention|url=http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-bloggers-mock-stumbles-at-tumblr-convention-20140717-story.html|publisher=Chicago Tribune|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20141006123001/http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-bloggers-mock-stumbles-at-tumblr-convention-20140717-story.html|archivedate=6 October 2014|date=17 July 2014|accessdate=26 August 2014}}</ref> Held in {{w|Schaumburg, Illinois}}, northwestern suburb of {{w|Chicago}}, the convention would quickly become infamous for allegations of mismanagement and corruption among organizers, who over the course of one weekend, would take US$17,000 from conventiongoers as part of an emergency fundraising drive, failing to pay any of their high-profile guests, and attempting to compensate disappointed ticket-holders by offering them an “extra” hour in a children’s ball pit, fitting only around six people.<ref>{{cite web|last1=Pearl|first1=Mike|title=YOU KNOW THAT TUMBLR CONVENTION THAT WENT TO SHIT? IT WASN'T THAT BAD|url=https://www.vice.com/read/you-know-that-tumblr-convention-that-went-to-shit-it-wasnt-that-bad-715|publisher=Vice|date=15 July 2014|accessdate=26 August 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Carmino Tamburro|first1=Paul|title=Embarrassing Tumblr Convention ‘DashCon’ Branded a Scam After Raising $17,000|url=http://www.craveonline.com/lifestyle/tech-and-gadgets-news/724235-embarrassing-tumblr-convention-dashcon-branded-a-scam-after-raising-17000|publisher=Crave Online|date=14 July 2014|accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=The inaugural DashCon 2014 did not go as planned |url=https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/dash-con-controversy-tumblr/ |website=dailydot.com |accessdate=25 November 2019}}</ref>
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| 2015 || January || Product || Tumblr launches Creatrs Network, an advertising platform aimed at helping connect Tumblr bloggers with brands and other organizations that want to use Tumblr artist content in their ads and marketing.<ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr Launches Creative Agency to Connect Artists With Advertisers |url=https://www.wired.com/2015/01/tumblr-creatrs/ |website=wired.com |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr Launches An In-House Ad Agency That Pairs Creators With Big Brands |url=https://www.fastcompany.com/3041271/tumblr-creatrs-network |website=fastcompany.com |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |title=Tumblr Launches New Ad Initiative to Connect Popular Bloggers With Major Brands |url=https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242191 |website=entrepreneur.com |accessdate=22 November 2019}}</ref>
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