What is HTTPS
Note: this article is obsolete as most popular online services now offer HTTPS as default. Thank you Mr. Snowden.
HTTPS is the secured version of HTTP. Basically it uses certificates, issued by a certificate authority (CA) to validate the identity of the website you are visiting while also encrypting the connection between you and the website’s server. I will write an article explaining HTTPS and certificates soon. This article is intended to educate people about its existence, and the fact that they can be using it more often than they think on websites they use every day.
With mobile internet access such as your phone service provider, or public wifi becoming ever more popular, and the already popular browsing from work or campus, encrypting your web browsing is essential to maintain a maximum level of privacy and security.