|Originally posted by williegoat:|
The way I understand it, if the website is HTTPS, then non-HTTPS content will not be displayed. That should not affect PFF.
If you are on a secure website, non-secure ads and such will not come through.
Sadly Is only a start of banning unencrypted data. Google et al want all sites to be encrypted and as soon as possible.
Google and others are likely going to see lawsuits because browsers have little "Rights" to ban HTTP sites.
There's many sites that have HTTPS only for the Store. Allot of sites don't sell anything and see No Point having encryption. Yet Google EFF and others are trying to force all to have HTTPS
Can Warning all they like because ___ site doesn't have Encryption but this ban likely can backfire and give Fed, States, EU, and other Counties more reason to go after them for Anti Trust etc.
Right now only FF Opera and Safari don't have Chrome as base code to build on and each have <
10% of market share. (See https://netmarketshare.com/...er-market-share.aspx
IE is old but many still use it because many businesses still require them to do so. A lot of users still run 8.x, 7, Vista and older and never bother to use anything but IE.
Edge is now Chrome w/ MS skin.
But FF and others are trying to do same or waiting to see how big trouble Google gets before announcing.
Example: FF said this ban is their plan in 2015.
|After a robust discussion on our community mailing list, Mozilla is committing to focus new development efforts on the secure web, and start removing capabilities from the non-secure web. There are two broad elements of this plan:|
1. Setting a date after which all new features will be available only to secure websites
2. Gradually phasing out access to browser features for non-secure websites, especially features that pose risks to users’ security and privacy.
IOW We already plan to ban HTTP at some point but posts in forums/lists look like we listen or care about our users.
FF cares so much now force you to get every upgrade/update or you get constant popups to upgrade. You lost the right to upgrade only when wanted or never.
Is funny that Google et al say you are safe w/ HTTPS.
Doubleclick, now owned by Google and others will track you regardless how you set your browser. And Ad Farms still have big problems w/ malware getting in/thru them. Same for Google Play Store. If you think unencrypted data parts on HTTPS is bad... Most of that is from Doubleclick and other Ad Farms. This is done so browser make pages faster and likely cheap for them and likely easier to track you.
Go to CNN and others w/ FF NoScript and look at number of scripts push by ad farms and others. Then get photo info to see pictures and bugs even w/o scripts attach to them. Many times a page times out, it's often these items that fail. Add Encryption to all of that expect more problems loading pages more so then have low bandwidth connections.
HTTPS Does Not
= the NSA etc can't spy. Google and others have to stay legal in most countries including China India etc that Require them to give access to everything. If you think China is unique... Look up BlackBerry in India who had to put servers in India to have a business there. That server gave India everything from every Blackberry including most visitors/traveler. That is part of Why Blackberry is functionally gone. Plus US has Email and other "spy" devices to install in most ISP etc. and thank to Patriot Act, FISA "Courts" and others Google and others can't tell you when installed or anything else.
[This message has been edited by theogre (edited 11-06-2019).]