This past Friday, announced free HTTPS for all sites on the platform. This includes * URLs as well as custom domains such as

On the backend, is using Let’s Encrypt to issue those certificates.

The Let’s Encrypt project gave us an efficient and automated way to provide SSL certificates for a large number of domains. We launched the first batch of certificates in January 2016 and immediately started working with Let’s Encrypt to make the process smoother for our massive and growing list of domains.

Source: HTTPS Everywhere: Encryption for All Sites — News

For more information about the benefits and performance of HTTPS on sites, visit this article.

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