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EFF and DuckDuckGo Partner for More Secure Internet Browsing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) updated its HTTPS Everywhere browser extension with rulesets from DuckDuckGo’s Smarter Encryption technology. EFF notes, “With more domain coverage in Smarter Encryption, HTTPS Everywhere users are provided even more protection. HTTPS Everywhere rulesets will continue to be hosted through this year, giving our partners who use them time to adjust. We will stop taking new requests for domains to be added at the end of May.”

“DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption has a list of millions of HTTPS-encrypted websites, generated by continually crawling the web instead of through crowdsourcing, which will give HTTPS Everywhere users more coverage for secure browsing,” says Alexis Hancock, manager of HTTPS Everywhere.

EFF’s “pioneering work with the HTTPS Everywhere extension took privacy protection in a new and needed direction, seamlessly upgrading people to secure website connections,” says Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo’s founder and CEO. “We’re delighted that EFF has now entrusted DuckDuckGo to power HTTPS Everywhere going forward, using our next generation Smarter Encryption dataset.”

For more information, read the press release.



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