Friday, August 19, 2016 [Tweets] [Favorites]

YouTube’s Road to HTTPS

YouTube (via Hacker News):

Today we added YouTube to Google’s HTTPS transparency report. We’re proud to announce that in the last two years, we steadily rolled out encryption using HTTPS to 97 percent of YouTube’s traffic.

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We found that HTTPS improved quality of experience on most clients: by ensuring content integrity, we virtually eliminated many types of streaming errors.

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97 percent is pretty good, but why isn’t YouTube at 100 percent? In short, some devices do not fully support modern HTTPS. Over time, to keep YouTube users as safe as possible, we will gradually phase out insecure connections.

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