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Pornhub now turns on encryption by default

Pornhub now turns on encryption by default



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Pornhub, one of the top 100 most visited websites in the world according to Google, has added support for encryption, reports VentureBeat. The popular adult entertainment website will now default to HTTPS to give its users a little more confidentiality when visiting the site. Its sister website, YouPorn, will get the same treatment on April 4th.

The announcement comes just days after Congress successfully voted to reverse an FCC privacy rule that will soon allow internet service providers to buy consumers’ web browsing data (the resolution just needs President Trump’s signature to become final. If you want to know which goobers members of Congress made that possible, here’s a full list.) While HTTPS won’t prevent ISPs from tracking what websites you’ve visited, it does prevent them from seeing what specific section of the website you looked at. In Pornhub’s case, ISPs will still know if you were on Pornhub, but it won’t know what kinds of videos you were watching.

"As one of the most viewed websites in the world, it is our duty to ensure the confidentially and safety of our users," Brad Burns, vice president of YouPorn, said in a press statement. “The transition to HTTPS will go a long way in solidifying our users’ privacy and protecting them against various types of malware. The data on our webpages will now be encrypted, making it significantly harder for third parties to penetrate.”

Pornhub and YouPorn were two of the 11 adult content websites listed on Google’s 100 most visited sites list. As of next Monday, the move to HTTPS means just five out of those 11 adult websites are now encrypted.