The free extension is the brainchild of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an internet-security watchdog. Its original release automatically directed users clicking through to a web page or typing in a web address to the secure versions of roughly 20 popular sites, including social networks and periodicals. The latest iteration bumps that up to 1,400. It also adds additional features that help ensure a connection is legitimate and unobserved. The EFF says over 1m browsers have the plug-in installed.

Friday, March 9, 2012
The Economist

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