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Encrypt your browsing data with HTTPS Everywhere

Developed by The Tor Project and the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), HTTPS is a Firefox extension that can encrypt your data with various sites. Although HTTPS functionality is provided by many sites these days (e.g. Gmail) for secure communication, they may redirect you to unencrypted HTTP site.

By using HTTPS Everywhere, you can encrypt most of your communication. However some of the sites still you data from other sites which cannot be encrypted. Still this extension adds an extra layer of security for your communication.

Download this extension over here.

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