Tumblr today launched an option to turn on SSL encryption on the Dashboard under Account Settings. The Yahoo-owned company called the feature (denoted by https instead of http in the URL) “extra precaution against hackers and snoops” and said there’s “not really” a reason users shouldn’t turn it on.


Tumblr also said its staff has been using the feature internally for weeks and hasn’t noticed anything out of the ordinary. While it’s great to see Tumblr offering to encrypt users’ connections, unfortunately the company hasn’t shared a timeline for when, if ever, it would be mandatory on the Dashboard, as well as the whole site.

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