Encrypt the Web with the HTTPS Everywhere Firefox Extension
Technical Analysis by Peter Eckersley June 17th, 2010
Today EFF and the Tor Project are launching a public beta of a new Firefox extension called HTTPS Everywhere.
This Firefox extension was inspired by the launch of Google's encrypted search option. We wanted a way to ensure that every search our browsers sent was encrypted. At the same time, we were also able to encrypt most or all of the browser's communications with some other sites:
- Google Search * Wikipedia * Twitter and Identi.ca * Facebook * EFF and Tor * Ixquick, DuckDuckGo, Scroogle and other small search engines * and lots more!
...***** Moderator's Note *****
I'd like to have a "Darknet" that my friends and I could use to keep everything we do under wraps. The problem is that if too many people switch to encrypted communications, then the NSA will beg Uncle Sam to revive the "Clipper Chip" or similar "back door" decryption capability.
Bill Horne Moderator