The Internet is one step closer to universal HTTPS

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which is on the front lines for protecting digital freedom and preventing censorship of the web, applauded content delivery network provider CloudFlare for the company’s recent announcement that it will offer encrypted HTTPs as its default setting for any website it hosts.

CloudFlare says that with the addition of its 2 million sites covered by HTTPs that the number of sites online using the SSL encryption has doubled to 4 million. Customers who sign up for a free plan through CloudFlare will by default have SSL encryption. The company had previously offered the features as part of a paid plan.

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