Be warned: Google enlists Chrome in push for encrypted Web

Google has added a feature to Chrome that can alert users about unencrypted network connections common on many parts of the Web.

Google has taken its first step to flag ordinary sites like Wikipedia and CNN with a security warning because they are unencrypted, allowing all data transmissions to be viewed by the prying eyes of hackers or governments.
This week, Google built a feature into a test version of Chrome to explicitly warn people about Web pages that are delivered without encryption.
As the feature spreads to mainstream versions of Chrome, it could alarm people who thought Web pages were working fine and could impose new costs on Web site operators who don’t want their users fretting that something is wrong. But in Google’s view, the problem needs fixing.
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