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    HTTPS Everywhere

    I read in this week's edition of Windows Secrets about the HTTPS Everywhere extension for browsers. Who on here uses it, and has anyone run into any issues with it? Curious if I need to install it.

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    It actually has the potential to break links.
    https://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Security-NotTheS.html

    Until every web site automatically encrypts traffic you need to use your eyes to ensure the sites you need to be secure actually are.

    cheers, Paul

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    Sounds good. I'll refrain from using it and just use my eyes to ensure I'm mostly using HTTPS sites. Personally I'm not worried about my ISP selling my data since I have a local ISP and they get no real benefit in selling my data to anyone. They're financially OK off and service our local government, etc., so selling user data is the least of their interests.
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    Using HTTPS won't prevent them tracking your browsing as the URL is sent unencrypted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Parker View Post
    so selling user data is the least of their interests.
    You hope!

    cheers, Paul

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    True on both counts. :-)
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