Google wants to kill the unencrypted internet, and will soon flag two thirds of the web as “unsafe.”
Google wants everything on the web to be travelling across a secure channel. That’s why in the future your Chrome browser will flag unencrypted websites as insecure, displaying a red “x” over a padlock in the URL bar.
With this upcoming change in Chrome, Google makes it clear that the web of the future should all be encrypted, and all sites should be served over HTTPS, which is essentially a secure layer on top of the usual HTTP web protocol. Several companies and organisations have been pushing for more encrypted sites as part of a campaign to “Encrypt All Websites,” which consists of promoting more websites to abandon the traditional, less secure HTTP protocol and adopt the more secure HTTPS.… read the full article