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The State of HTTPS in 2017 by @LEHoneycutt

Google announced plans to improve security across the entire web at their I/O conference in June 2014. As well as introducing resources to help webmasters recover from hacks, they emphasized the need for every website online to be encrypted. This was solidified later that year with new webmaster guidelines clearly stating that websites using HTTPS […]

HTTPS Required for Collecting Sensitive Information in Chrome as of January 2017 by @MattGSouthern

Google has cautioned site owners that, at the end of January 2017, Chrome will mark sites without HTTPS as non-secure if they collect sensitive information like passwords and credit cards. “Enabling HTTPS on your whole site is important, but if your site collects passwords, payment info, or any other personal information, it’s critical to use HTTPS.” […]