I have noticed that websites are rapidly converting from plain HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol): protocol to encrypted HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL (Secure Socket Layer)): protocol. Even sites without any confidential information are doing this. Why? Google lead this change. The problem was the US government was violating its own laws and was spying on all traffic on the Internet both domestic and foreign. By law, they need to get a court order or a subpoena. Google is effectively flooding the net with encrypted decoys. The US government presumably does not have the technology to routinely break all the encrypted messages.
Should you too flip to https:?
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