http links automatically redirected to https links

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On 17.04.2018 IMDb switched from http to https, can someone provide any information about this switch, is this permanent or temporary? What was the reason for it?
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Thanks for asking. The change is permanent. The change is for customer security.


Historically, HTTPS connections were primarily used for payment transactions on the World Wide Web, e-mail and for sensitive transactions in corporate information systems.Since 2018, HTTPS is used more often on websites than the original non-secure HTTP, primarily to protect page authenticity on all types of websites; secure accounts; and keep user communications, identity, and web browsing private.

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