Every news site should be secure.

HTTPS encryption enables security, privacy, and prevents censorship. We’re tracking its adoption.
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HTTPS protects your privacy and security

With HTTPS enabled by default you can protect reader privacy, improve your website's security, better protect your sources, prevent censorship, improve your search rankings, provide a better user experience, see your website loading speeds potentially increase, and avoid Google shaming.

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Resources for switching your news site over to HTTPS

Switching your news site over to HTTPS is not as simple as flicking a switch. But a handful of news organizations have already pioneered the effort and have shared their tips and tricks for making it as smooth as possible. We've documented them here.

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