Foundations which was actually just given to us earlier this week. The report consisted of data from Chrome and Firebox browsers. For the sake of these reports, its great that Google and Mozilla are able to gauge who uses HTTPS encryption protocol, based on feedback given from consumers who share their info. From Feb. 21 of this year, a percentage of 51.3 of the sites that Firefox uses, was equipped with HTTPS, as per their Telemetry data-sharing platform. Luckily, most of our systems load HTTPS at least half of the time; Windows, Mac, iOS, and even Android.
Don’t think that Google is all alone in this, many different organizations have pitched in a helping hand to make this possible, both public and non. Onto legal matters, the Obama administration also played a hand in the security of the world wide web, they declared that any and all federal websites using the .gov domain, had to use HTTPS by the end of 2016, just this past year. Unfortunately, it’s still a process that’s underway, but luckily Google is working on a way to somehow warn users with labels on un-encrypted websites. “Our goal is a universally encrypted web that makes a tool like HTTPS Everywhere redundant,” EFF researcher Gennie Gebhart went on about in an online blog post. “Until then, we have more work to do.”
What do you think about the encryption project the government and other entities have taken on? Would web encryption make you feel more safe? Do you think it would have a positive effect, or would it mean less web freedom? Don’t forget to like, comment, and share!