MICROBLOGGING WEBSITE Twitter is trying to introduce an HTTPS 'always on' option to provide additional security for its users.
HTTPS has been available at Twitter by prefixing the link with the secure protocol prefix, but this manual approach will no longer be needed, the company claims, as Twitter says it has updated its settings to provide an 'Always use HTTPS' option.
While it is an option for regular tweeting, HTTPS will automatically be enabled for logging into Twitter and when using the official Twitter apps for the Iphone and Ipad. There's no word yet if it plans to roll out the feature for its apps on other operating systems like Google's Android OS.
Twitter recommends that people should use the secure protocol particularly when accessing its website over an unsecured public WiFi connection.
Currently the mobile version of Twitter's website does not recognise the automatic HTTPS option, so users will have to manually type it in. Twitter said it is working on a fix for this. It also said that it hopes to make HTTPS the default setting for Twitter in the future. So apparently this is an aspirational goal for Twitter, and still a work in progress. µ
Tabs to more Ctrl and less Win. Such Fn.
Either that or it's a really intense holiday