EXTRA CREDIT: ‘Let’s Encrypt’ makes HTTPS easier

Browser padlockEver since Edward Snowden brought the breadth and scope of governmental snooping on our online activities, there’s been a call across the internet for all websites to be secure their traffic through encrypted HTTPS connections. And now with HTTP/2.0, a much awaited update to the HTTP protocol which speeds up connections, specifies that all traffic should be encrypted with HTTPS, HTTPS everywhere is becoming more of a reality. But still, the barrier to entry has been high. SSL certificates, that make encryption trusted and possible, can cost anywhere from $20 to $300. But one group of programmers thinks that’s not good enough.

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