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Encryption, always important, is now easy

Hackers can unlock and snoop on whatever you do on the Internet. But now a non-profit US group backed by several leading technology firms and advocacy groups is offering a free service called Let's Encrypt to help website administrators incorporate HTTPS security into their sites.

New York

TWENTY years after Netscape introduced encryption to Web browsers to safeguard the private data of Internet users, roughly two-thirds of Web traffic still moves on unprotected channels, according to research by Sandvine, a network equipment provider.

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