Netflix Makes a Tiny Change and Just Made Your Experience More Private

Making the Move from HTTP:// to HTTPS://

In an effort to boost user privacy, Netflix is changing the way it serves up video streams on its website.

The main part of the change if officially moving from HTTP to HTTPS protocols, meaning the connection is encrypted, which makes it much more difficult for any potential eavesdroppers to see what you’re streaming. Netflix’s HTTPS rollout is officially in full swing, which Netflix’s Randall Stewart, Alex Gutarin and Ellen Livengood described in a blog post on Monday.

“This helps protect member privacy, particularly when the network is insecure — ensuring that our members are safe from eavesdropping by anyone who might want to record their viewing habits,” the team wrote.

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