Inspired by the Google’s encrypted web search, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) together with the Tor Project has just launched a new extension for Firefox called HTTPS Everywhere to ensure every search the browsers sent was encrypted.

It will encrypt your communications with a number of major websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Search, Wikipedia, PayPal, NYT, etc. and ensures your security.

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Why this extension? For example, some websites like Facebook offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it tough to use.

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They may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.

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The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these troubles by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.

Firefox users can download this extension (currently it is a beta product) at source.

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