China and Iran blocks https (and WMF thinks https is more secure than
http when it can be EASILY blocked lol) so people in these countries
used wikipedia on http, so some here think that these countries are
spying on them by forcing them to use http, but that https block in
this countries was NOT to target wikipedia, it was to target social
networking sites and  american based email sites like yahoo and gmail
etc..but now by moving to HTTPS, we have now become a target for those
countries......well done..and to add to that, people who used
wikipedia in those countries to find the "truth" about whats happening
in their country and other regions can no longer do so since its
blocked..Well Done again WMF..I asked a few devs on IRC and on the
associated VP thread why this was done and the answer seems to be a
simple way of saying  "To protect Americans" .......didn't know Soviet
USA was that bad....really a pathetic move by WMF when this was
previously discussed before and thrown out for the sam reasons  I
mentioned above..

Someone has to be fired for this.

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> Have I understood it correctly, that Wikipedia Zero traffic is free
> only while through http, and not https?
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