Browser company Mozilla is increasing its push towards online encryption and security by promising to phase out non-secure websites and related properties.
Mozilla, like much of the community, is aware of the need for encryption and an increasing interest in personal privacy protection and hack prevention.
Mozilla reaffirmed its support for the encryption cause in a blog post, and detailed plans to start the process of filtering out less secure websites.
"Mozilla is committing to focus new development efforts on the secure web, and start removing capabilities from the non-secure web," the firm said, adding that the plans will have two phases.
Mozilla will offer a deadline after which it will phase out access to all features on all non-secure websites.
The second phase is likely to cause some problems, and Mozilla accepted that its security work could "break" some websites, and that it will deal with such problems as they arise.
Mozilla is confident that it is going about it in the right way. "Removing features from the non-secure web will likely cause some sites to break. So we will have to monitor the degree of breakage and balance it with the security benefits," the firm said.
"We're also already considering softer limitations that can be placed on features when used by non-secure sites.
"For example, Firefox already prevents persistent permissions for camera and microphone access when invoked from a non-secure website. There have also been some proposals to limit the scope of non-secure cookies.
"The goal of this effort is to send a message to the web developer community that they need to be secure."
There have been increasing moves in the direction of encryption. The European Union announced plans in March to discuss how it mixes with the surveillance state at a forum with the technology industry and the law agencies.
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