You might use Facebook every day to keep your connection to the virtual world, but experts say that your browsing experience may not be what it was last week.  As part of a security measure, Facebook is switching all of its users over to a more secure protocol, which is going to cause a bit of a slow down in your electronic gun slinging. “As the Web evolves, expectations around security change,” Facebook’s Alex Rice wrote . “For example, HTTPS — once a technology used primarily on banking and e-commerce sites — is now becoming the norm for any Web app that stores user information.” The new change is that Facebook is starting make HTTPS the default setting for all its 1 billion-plus users, so people who haven’t selected that option soon will get added security — and, potentially, slower browsing. “People will be able to opt-out of HTTPS for maximum speed if that’s how they roll,”  according to the blog TechCrunch . “It is far from a simple task to build out this capability for the more than a billion people that use the site and retain the stability and speed we expect,” Facebook’s Frederic Wolens told that tech news site, “but we are making progress daily towards this end. READ MORE 

Don’t Be Alarmed, but Facebook is Going to Slow Down

You might use Facebook every day to keep your connection to the virtual world, but experts say that your browsing experience may not be what it was last week.  As part of a security measure, Facebook is switching all of its users over to a more secure protocol, which is going to cause a bit of a slow down in your electronic gun slinging.

“As the Web evolves, expectations around security change,”Facebook’s Alex Rice wrote. “For example, HTTPS — once a technology used primarily on banking and e-commerce sites — is now becoming the norm for any Web app that stores user information.”

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