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Google to Prioritize the Indexing of HTTPS Pages image/svg+xml

Continuing its commitment to secure search, Google announced today it will index a site’s HTTPS pages by default, even if an HTTP equivalent exists.

Google’s goal, it explains, is to eventually have everyone landing on a webpage with a private connection. In an effort to accomplish that goal, Google will now index only HTTPS pages when there is an HTTP equivalent. HTTPS pages are now the priority when both are available.

Good news for the web.

Taking Let’s Encrypt For A Spin image/svg+xml

Let’s Encrypt—a new certificate authority from the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG)—has been promising to help with this (“HTTPS Everywhere”), pledging to be “free, automated and open”.

They just announced public beta today, so I decided to give the beta version of their system a try on

I’ve been watching the Let’s Encrypt story for months. Now that the service has finally been rolled-out, it’s interesting to read what others are making of it. So far, I’ve only read good things, apart from some grumbles about the 3 month renewal period. Anyhow, I’m looking forward to giving it a try myself.