Goodbye, old friend


It’s been a really long time coming, but, the end is finally here for the padlock icon in the address bar! đŸ”’đŸš«

A Long Road

Wow, where do I start?! Whilst the dawn of the encrypted Web was in 1994, with the release of SSLv2.0, the real transition to an encrypted Web didn’t start until ~2014, a little after the Snowden revelations. If we look at the % of page loads that have used HTTPS on the Web, you can see when we started putting effort into the problem.

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