HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 Protects 1,500 More Sites

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Article by Peter Eckersley

EFF has a long-term mission to encrypt as much of the Web as possible — in fact, to encrypt all of it. We have been making quite a lot of progress.

HTTPS Everywhere, the browser extension we produce in collaboration with the Tor Project and an awesome community of volunteers, is now used by more than 2.5 million people around the world.1 We released version 3.0 of HTTPS Everywhere, which adds encryption protection to 1,500 more websites, twice as many as previous stable releases. Our current estimate is that HTTPS Everywhere 3 should encrypt at least a hundred billion page views in the next year, and trillions of individual HTTP requests.

Install HTTPS Everywhere today to protect your communications from prying eyes, your cookies from identity thieves, and your reading habits from censors.

image (Version 3 for Firefox)

We try hard to ensure that HTTPS Everywhere doesn't interfere with the sites it protects. But from time to time, the HTTPS versions of sites are buggy. If you see a page that seems to be broken because of HTTPS Everywhere, you can click on the HTTPS Everywhere icon (image) in the toolbar and turn off rewrite rules that are affecting that page.

Special thanks go to our ruleset librarian MB, who has done extraordinary work authoring and curating rules for thousands of sites in version 3, and to webmasters of the numerous sites that have recently added HTTPS support.

Cross-posted from Electronic Frontier Foundation

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