Good news for people who like to watch porn as discreetly as possible 5 years ago

Good news for people who like to watch porn as discreetly as possible

Watching porn is about to get more secure than ever before.

We’re not going to get into an in-depth discussion about people’s porn habits but it’s pretty safe to say that A LOT of people all over the world watch it.

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You might be one of them. You might be one of those people who says they don’t watch it but secretly do. You might genuinely not watch it at all. Whatever the case, we’re not here to judge.

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If you are one of the millions of people who do watch porn, however, you might be glad to know that the process might be about to become a whole lot more secure than was previously the case.

According to The Washington Post, privacy advocates at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), an adult entertainment trade group, last week announced a partnership to help porn sites automatically secure Web traffic.

It was recently discovered that three of the world’s biggest porn sites, Redtube, YouPorn and Pornhub, all part of ‘The Pornhub Network,’ did not use technology known as HTTPS, which creates what’s described in the Washington Post as “a sort of digital tunnel between you and a website”.

If a porn site has the HTTPS technology automatically enabled, then someone watching the connection will know which site a user is on but won’t be able to spy on a user’s searches or what videos they’re viewing.

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If that sort of information is exposed, says FSC communications director Mike Stabile, “depending on what you’re watching, it could really wreak havoc on your life”.

Another porn site, for example, Brazzers, recently reported a hack with the details of one million users being leaked online.

Regular visitors to the sites in the Pornhub Network will be glad to know that they plan on rolling HTTPS technology out across all sites, by default, in the near future.

“Pornhub is a very strong advocate for HTTPS,” Pornhub Vice President Corey Price told The Washington Post.

“This effort is definitely a step in the right direction toward a safe and secure online experience."

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