Web portal now using 2,048-bit encryption keys to protect e-mail users' communication.
The social network attempts to protect members en masse by establishing a more secure connection between their browser and Facebook's servers.
The MTU handling in OS X Mountain Lion may not work with the configuration for some Web servers, and might need to be adjusted.
Using the secure protocol for its online App Store prevents censors from blocking access to VPN apps and other sensitive programs -- though maybe not for long.
Trying to give users tighter security, especially over unprotected Wi-Fi connections, Twitter has added an option to enable HTTPS as the default setting.
The social network's new encryption setting doesn't work with games and other apps, and it won't protect against the increasing number of malware attacks targeting Facebook users.
To encourage more websites to adopt the secure HTTPS protocol, Google makes it a factor in its search result rankings.
Yet another way to insure you're always aware of encrypted HTTPS web pages
Searches on Yahoo.com will now go through a secure server, with users seeing a reassuring "https" in their browsers.
Four years after Google turned on HTTPS by default in Gmail, and less than a year since the Edward Snowden document leaks, Google removes your ability to opt out of encryption.