> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 2:31 PM, Ryan Lane <rl...@wikimedia.org> wrote: >> A very small minority of users don't have HTTPS >> support, or their computers are so old that it makes the site unusably >> slow. That's a *very* small percentage of users, though.
There's also the small issue of a billion people in China who can access our site by HTTP but not HTTPS. Making *.wikipedia.org unconditionally redirect from HTTP to HTTPS would have the effect of making it completely impossible for them to read anything, whereas currently, it is only difficult to read information on certain politically-sensitive topics. HTTPS would be useful for reducing government snooping in developed countries like the UK and Australia. But it's not a solution for China (because HTTPS is equivalent to null routing) or the US (because they can use court orders to accomplish whatever they want to achieve on the server side). -- Tim Starling _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l