's Firefox add-on HTTPS Everywhere
is available from here
This follows on from:
Speaking of HTTPS I wan to suggest HTTPS Everywhere from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It switches to HTTPS for a lot of sites.
The recent and likely future changes to laws imposing censorship and diminishing the user's right to freedom/privacy make it prudent to consider using this kind of tool.
I have been using this add-on for a while now, and it seems to work faultlessly to do what it was designed for.
From the EFF webpage:
HTTPS Everywhere 1.2 has been released, and the project is out of beta. Version 1.x releases include support for over 1,000 new sites, a better UI, and performance improvements. Click here to install it!
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS. Firefox users can get it by clicking here...
You will find more information if you go to the webpage. Its background is interesting.EDIT:
Note that there's now also a Chrome version of the HTTPS Everywhere add-on. (The subject title of this post has been changed to reflect that fact.)