Google Chrome announced that it would remove a security feature in September. The web platform will automatically assume that HTTPS-powered websites are safe for internet users to enter.
Google May 19, 2018
Starting with Chrome 68, Google will blatantly mark all HTTP websites as 'not secure.' This should further push the owners of these websites to upgrade with HTTPS encryption, which provides protection against information interception and malware injection.
Google February 9, 2018
WordPress flips the switch on encryption across every hosted website and blog, providing improved security for all users. The effort was possible thanks to the Let's Encrypt project.
Internet April 9, 2016
Google added in a new HTTPS segment to its Transparency Report to provide users information on the progress for a safer Internet. What's notable about it is how 95.5 percent of traffic from mobile devices in North America is unencrypted.
Internet March 16, 2016
Symantec took action regarding the security blunder. Google acted quickly to prevent any damage.
Internet September 23, 2015
The Wikimedia Foundation has turned on HTTPS encryption for all of its websites by default, ensuring that users can safely browse the web without fear of others spying on their activities. The decision may affect those with slower Internet connections, though, because HTTPS encryption takes up more bandwidth.
Internet June 12, 2015
The White House has issued a directive for all federal agencies to implement HTTPS encryption on their websites. Over two-thirds of federal websites do not use HTTPS encryption, and the deadline to implement it is December 1, 2016.
Internet June 10, 2015
Mozilla is taking Internet security seriously with some bold steps that could prove a boon in gaining user base.
Geek May 3, 2015
Google is looking to boost the use of encrypted websites. And to do so, the search company is giving those websites a slight boost in its ranking algorithms.
Internet August 11, 2014
Internet users will surely be seeing more websites with URLs that begin with HTTPS as Google now includes security as a factor in determining a website’s search ranking.
Internet August 10, 2014
Instead of outsourcing security upgrades to start-up PrivateCore, Facebook has acquired the Palo Alto company. Facebook and PrivateCore envision a more connected and more secure world.
Deals August 8, 2014
Google takes security seriously and it wants sites to do the same. The benefit? Apart from protecting their users, sites may also get a ranking boost in search engine results pages.
Business Tech August 7, 2014
Google is sick of the NSA. In an attempt to prevent government spying, Google increased its HTTPS protections in Gmail, eliminating the option to turn those security measures off. Gmail accounts will now have stronger encryption and a better chance of keeping the NSA out of your conversations.
Internet March 21, 2014