Google Adds HSTS Support to YouTube, HTTPS Traffic Reaches 97 Percent
In March, Google added an HTTPS usage section to its Transparency Report for the first time, providing some insight on how the company uses HTTPS across its services.
Absent from that initial report was YouTube, one of the company’s top 3 services, next to its search engine and Gmail.
This data has now been added to Google’s Q2 Transparency Report, and according to Google’s statistics, 97 percent of all YouTube users are visiting the site via HTTPS, with only a few technically challenged users still using the website’s HTTP version.
It took Google two years to move YouTube to HTTPS
Google says this is the result of a two-year push from the YouTube staff to enforce HTTPS connections by default. The team revealed that they had gone over several hurdles to get this done.
This includes migrating all YouTube videos stored in … (read more)
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