The GDPR will require website transparency about collection, use, and sharing of user data. It also will give users more control about how data can be collected and shared.
Then, in February 2018, Google made further steps toward HTTPS everywhere by announcing that in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68 they will begin marking all sites that do not use HTTPS as “not secure”.
Additionally today, according to Gizmodo, users will encounter a full-page warning whenever visiting a website whose SSL certificate is not registered with a public certificate log. This means that you will need to have a registered SSL certificate for your website to avoid getting this warning in Chrome.
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Our upstream connections provider is experiencing an outage due to a fiber cut. You can follow their progress toward a resolution on the Pressable Status Blog.
UPDATE: Connectivity has been restored and all systems are now operational.