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Sat, Apr 21, 2018 10:24 AM

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http links automatically redirected to https links

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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2 years ago

Thanks for asking. The change is permanent. The change is for customer security.

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS

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.