It’s been a really long time coming, but, the end is finally here for the padlock icon in the address bar! 🔒🚫
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.