reddit goes all-HTTPS—joining Wikipedia, Netflix and even the feds

If you were worried about spooks knowing that your favorite subreddit is /r/belize, fear not—reddit has finally joined the HTTPS party. Earlier this week, the site announced that starting June 29, it will refuse plaintext HTTP traffic.

Last September, reddit allowed HTTPS connections for users that turned the feature on or used something like HTTPS Everywhere.

reddit is merely the latest site in a long list of large outlets making the switch. For instance, Wikipedia announced it would be doing the same thing less than a week ago. In April 2015, Netflix announced it would make the switch for its video streams. And the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) did too after issuing the HTTPS-Only Standard directive, which requires all publicly accessible federal websites and Web services to use only HTTPS.

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