HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, is now the default for all Facebook users, putting the wraps on a process the social network started last November, Software Engineer Scott Renfro announced in a note on the Facebook Engineering page.
Facebook is making its plugins work even faster. Recently, the social network rebuilt the recommendations plugin, and now it’s the activity plugin that will get the speed boost. This will make it easier for users to indicate through Facebook that they’ve read something, watched something, or any other kind of action verb.
Are you willing to sacrifice a little bit of speed for a lot more safety? Facebook is asking that very question with its announcement that it will transition all of its users to HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) starting this week, adding that speed-hungry users can opt out if they wish.