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This article was published on May 4, 2016

    Blogspot sites are going HTTPS – but it might knock out some features

    Blogspot sites are going HTTPS – but it might knock out some features
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    Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She l Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She loves tech for good, cleantech, edtech, assistive tech, politech (?), diversity in tech.

    Google is rolling out HTTPS to all blogs that use the Blogspot domain, with users now given the option to redirect all requests made to their site over to the secure version.

    Google has warned that some of the blog’s functionality, aside from links and bookmarks, could stop working properly on the new version of the site and while it is fixing some bugs, some can only be updated by the site owner.

    It has given details for how to fix these ‘mixed content’ issues over at the Blogger help page.

    The company has been testing the feature since September, all part of its big effort to secure the Web. Google revealed back in March that as much as 25 percent of its own traffic remains unsecured.

    This security feature has not yet rolled out to sites that use custom domains, but this is likely to be part of Google’s HTTPS Everywhere plan.