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[ NNSquad ] Paying extra for SSL access to a site? Just seems wrong.
Paying extra for SSL access to a site? It's just wrong. http://j.mp/12UTjDQ (This message on Google+) - - - Since the shutdown of Google Reader, which I used very heavily, I've been quite happily using Feedly's alternative free service. Now they've announced a $5/mo "Pro" service with additional features. Price point aside, one of those "Pro" features is an eyebrow raiser: security on your connections. This strikes me as quite problematic. Basic SSL/https: security on connections to a service aspiring to be a major player should not be viewed as a "pro" features only for some users, but a basic function provided to *all* users if it's going to be provided to *any* users. While I understand there are additional resources involved in SSL connections, this does not seem like an area where it's reasonable to say that "free" users don't get even basic connection security -- but pay users do. Feedly should reconsider making connection security "pay to play." --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://google.com/+LaurenWeinstein Twitter: http://twitter.com/laurenweinstein Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad