HTTP or HTTPS?

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Dear IMDb:

I have created a number of user-lists that contain internal links to various IMDb features, names and titles, using the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (http). Is it advisable to change those links to Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (https), or is this unnecessary?
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Posted 1 year ago

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Our https support is experimental at the moment so we do not recommend changing any links until the site goes fully https only.  We will make an announcement when this formally launches.  Thanks for asking about this. 
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... we do not recommend changing any links
until the site goes fully https only...
by Col Needham, Official Rep

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Will the OLD HTTP links work after all are  HTTPS ??

Other sites like...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMDb

Have many pages of Movies & TV and Names
that have External links to IMDb


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Thanks for clarifying Mr. Needham.
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/https-support
IMDB is not currently supporting HTTPS connections (https://imdb.com)
so if you try to embed a video without HTTPS in your site using HTTPS
you are not allow because the request is been blocked;
the content must be served over HTTPS.
Posted 3 years ago (Sep 23 2014)
by Gordo Martinez
Joined on September 23, 2014
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/gordo_Martinez


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS
HTTPS (HTTP Secure) is an adaptation of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
for secure communication over a computer network, and is widely used on the Internet.

The principal motivation for HTTPS is authentication of the accessed website
and protection of the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.
It protects against man-in-the-middle attacks.

Since 2018 HTTPS is more used on websites than the original non-secure HTTP;
protecting page authenticity on all types of websites,
securing accounts and keeping user communications, identity and web browsing private.


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https://www.google.com/search?q=IMDb
About 258,000,000 results (0.39 seconds)

some with Links to: h t t p : //imdb.com ?

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When this is ready for a full launch we will bounce anyone arriving via http to the same page on https so old links will always continue to work.
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I am sure your team is probably aware of this as they experiment but if you are on an external review page using https and click a link to a site which isn't using https it ends up blocked
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Hi Andy, do you have an example of this?

What browser are you using?
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I am using Firefox 58.0.2
If you click on the external review link on this page, it is blocked with an insecure connection comment https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2562726/externalreviews?ref_=tt_ov_rt
But if you do it from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2562726/externalreviews?ref_=tt_ov_rt the link works
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Hi Andy,

I'm resolving this thread in favor of the discussion regarding this issue on this thread: HTTPS Issue

Thanks!

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