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EFF and Access Team Up for 'Secure the Internet' Push

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 25 2011

The Electronic and the digital advocacy group Access have teamed up to launch the HTTPS Now campaign:

HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) protects web surfing by encrypting requests from a user's browser and the resulting pages that are displayed, but many websites default to using the unencrypted and vulnerable HTTP protocol. The HTTPS Now campaign takes a three-pronged approach to protecting web surfing, including distributing updated tools for people to use to protect their web browsing, taking an Internet-wide survey of the state of HTTPS deployment, and helping website operators implement HTTPS.

For more information on the effort to get major websites to use HTTPS, visit HTTPSNow.org.