There is a workaround for this from an earlier thread:

In order to accomplish retrieving the assets over ssl to avoid
security warnings in browsers, you will need to replace  (or a2, a3, ...etc)

in your example:

I realize this isn't the easiest workaround, but it works... and
enabling SSL on twimg is not high priority for Ops right now.


On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Dewald Pretorius <> wrote:
> Running SSL encryption on one's site and displaying Twitter profile
> images is causing a lot of grief for people who use Internet Explorer.
> They constantly get that pop-up box that tells them there are insecure
> elements on the page, and it is because profile images currently
> cannot be pulled from the Twitter image servers over https.
> Works: 
> Does not work: 
> Can you please implement SSL on your Twitter image servers so that
> those of us who use SSL can pull in the profile images over SSL.
> The standard links don't need to change. I'm quite happy to hack the
> link from http to https when I want to pull in an image on a page of
> mine that is encrypted.
> Dewald

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