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Facebook is finally deploying secure browsing for its 1-billion-strong userbase over the coming weeks. It confirmed the move on its developers' blog last week: As announced last year, we are moving to HTTPS for all users. This week, we're starting to roll out HTTPS for all North America users and will be soon rolling out to …

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Anonymous Coward

Any approved encryption scheme

Can be read by governments at will. To them it is a minor inconvenience.

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Re: Any approved encryption scheme

Meanwhile, where people don't don tinfoil headwear...

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no one will notice the speed change. bet ya.

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'presumably be left in the dark on that too'

Supposedly, if the insane CCDP plan were to go ahead, all encrypted traffic will be decrypted by black boxes supplied by GCHQ.

That means GCHQ would have access to the content of *all* UK interactions with Facebook.

Or none at all. Depending on who you believe.

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FAIL

It will still be untrustworthy

But in an encrypted kinda way

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Shurely shome mishtake

Mark Zuckerberg's content-free ad network - ed

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Re: Shurely shome mishtake

Ads? - I don't see any on Facebook

(right click, add to AdBlock)

(smug git Icon)

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Twitter already is https

The UK government mentioning twitter as one of the things they want to monitor the "who" on makes me smile, given it's already encrypted...

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Re: Twitter already is https

and posts on twitter are private how?

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Re: Twitter already is https

If you set them to private...? If you send a DM? Not all Twitter interactions are public. And even the public tweets would require a system allowing uk.gov to either cache the lot or target users under their jurisdiction only. The former would mean a LOT of noise, the latter would require Twitter's co-operation. Something I don't see them doing without a law or court order making them.

So it *seems* the IMP can't even target one of the more public social platforms properly, unless the AC in the 1sr comment is correct.

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WTF?

"the UK's spooks claim...

"...they have no interest in what it said, only in who talks to who"

And we all believe them, don't we, boys and girls...!

(And shouldn't that be "whom"?!)

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