May 25, 2017

Privacy: NY Times Begins Implementing HTTPS on NYTimes.com

From The NY Times:

We are thrilled to announce that we have begun to enable HTTPS on NYTimes.com, an effort that helps protect the privacy of our readers and ensures the authenticity of our content. This is a significant milestone in the 21-year history of our website, and though it’s taken us some time, we are very excited to share this with our readers.

What’s included?
NYTimes.com consists of millions of pages, so we’ve prioritized HTTPS for areas of our site that receive the most visits. You should already be seeing a green padlock next to our URL in your browsers on the following:

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This is just the beginning, and we intend to bring the rest of our site under the HTTPS umbrella. There is still a significant amount of work remaining, but we are committed to seeing it through. Securing our site is good for our users and the right thing to do. Our core purpose as a company is “to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.” We believe the implementation of HTTPS furthers this purpose.

Learn More, Read the Complete Blog Post
SecuretheWeb.org: Track Other Major Media Sites Moving To HTTPS (via Freedom of the Press Foundation

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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