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[–] Seemsl_Egit 0 points 54 points (+54|-0) ago 

Reddit is encrypted if you use the https instead of http).

But please use something like HTTPS everywhere for your daily and more secure browsing experience.

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[–] PM_ME_WHAT_YOU_WANT 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I uninstalled it again, it still breaks too many sites for me :/

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[–] j_ 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Any sites in particular?

You can help improve the software by reporting issues here.

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[–] rsa 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

How many distinct sites are broken for you that you can't disable the extension for them individually?

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[–] spessmahrine 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Strange, I have yet to see a site broken because of it? What kind of sites were busted?

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[–] BlastingKap 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There's also an account setting to enforce it (mind you, breaks non compliant apps)

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[–] stealthy104 2 points 40 points (+42|-2) ago 

Today you learned wrong.

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[–] JH1010 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Voat has https as default but to use https on Reddit you have to type it.

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[–] LordMaximus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And that, is the Donny difference

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[–] NameIsNotDavid 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

You can use HTTPS on reddit. Or at least most of it.

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[–] Klathmon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Just put the HTTPS before the URL and it will work even while logged out without any settings.

All the profile change does is force it for your account.

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[–] moe 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Actually, it has to be related to Voat.

"TIL that putting butter on toast while browsing Voat makes it delicious (+9|-2)"

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[–] voat-simulator 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

TIL that putting butter on toast while browsing Voat makes it delicious, but doing it while browsing reddit makes it terrible. (+194|-2)

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[–] coconuts 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

TIL that you have to spoon-feed information to Voat. Preferably with airplane sounds.

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[–] Techman 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Reddit supports HTTPS too. I turned it on in my account settings once they made it public. Beforehand they always had https://pay.reddit.com that was meant for gold members, but in reality any person who knew that URL scheme could use HTTPS on the site much sooner before everyone else.

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[–] Erifneerg 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Reddit uses HTTPS if

  • you have account
  • know to turn it on

Voat just has on by default for everyone.

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[–] LeetSkeet 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

No, it just doesn't redirect the http to https.

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[–] merton 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Edit: After a lot of people pointed out, reddit HAS https available if you go to the appropriate link. My bookmark was made a long time ago and at that time they didn't have https...

A lot of people also suggested to use https everywhere. According to everyone that suggested, It will force your browser to access the https versions of website (if available).

My highest upvoted post ever had to be wrong... sorry everyone

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[–] Syt3matic 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Can someone explain to me what the advantage of https is?

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[–] rsa 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Connecting to a site like voat, for example, is like a conversation.

You tell the server, this is my name and password, log me in. This is the address of the page I would like to see. This is the comment to post, the private message to send.

The server responds, sending you your page contents. Text, pictures, customized for you or not if you're not logged in. The contents of the front page, your inbox.

Without an https connection, anybody who can see your internet traffic can see both sides of the conversation in plaintext. No processing necessary. In the case of reddit, even usernames and passwords are (or have been) transmitted without encryption.

If someone is on the same wifi connection, if someone is in the same neighborhood and knows how to do a little cable modem hacking, if someone works at your internet service provider, if someone has broken into a computer on your network, if a government has a wiretap on you specifically or is collecting data on the national level... anyone of these people or more can see what you're doing online.

With a proper https implementation, theoretically none of those folks can see more than the fact that you connected to voat.com. No idea what is happening beyond that and a vague idea of how much conversation there is. They can't hijack it, they can't pretend to be voat.com and hoodwink you even if they're a government. Theoretically.

tl;dr privacy

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