I’d like to make a public statement. I was fooled. I bought the PR, believing in advertising. I admit my mistake, which i realized only now.
Previously, i translated all the sites i administer into https, because ‘s’ at the end means “secure”. That’s probably the reason of success of this campaign: “Make all your sites secure”.
Yes, a https session can and should be used for personal correspondence on unsafe networks, but it is not necessary to view pictures on social networks with https (as popular browsers force users to do, showing “secure” and “insecure” depending on the presence of https/http pictures). I understood this at the beginning of using it, but being fooled, i was continued to fool myself in the spirit of “well, after all, an unscrupulous provider can find out what particular pictures are viewed by users”. And that’s why, giving in to the corporate PR, i did compulsory redirection to https on all sites. Even when i saw how many trackers are inserted into sites of the corporations that are concerned about security and promoting this protocol.
But in preparation for today’s holiday, i realized that all this is nonsense compared to what loads the https protocol imposes on the global digital infrastructure. Not only a servers encrypt each request before it is sent, but a clients also use additional resource consumption to decrypt the data they receive. This imaginary security concern leads to increased demand for power consumption and computing on a global scale. This imaginary security concern leads to faster and more frequent battery discharge, where when viewing friends’ feeds, the mobile device only does what encrypts and decrypts images and short publicly available text messages. In fact, this creates a demand for energy and computing power.
I am not going to give up this protocol where it is justified (for example, in the private correspondences). But where there is no need in it, i will try to remove the obligatory https redirect, which i did after being fooled. Literally, i was fooled by browsers showed such sites as “unsafe” when opening new tabs.
First of all, i removed the redirect of these sites right now; they are again available via HTTP protocol, which does not create additional loads and power consumption, and does not increase the additional demand for energy carriers:
Gradually, i will try to fix this mistake and reduce to a minimum my personal involvement in what provokes an increase in useless energy consumption on a global scale.