Is the site accessible through a secured server or HTTPS link?

+4 votes
As most of the data entered and shared in this application are personal and sensitive, would like to understand if the site is accessible through a secured server or HTTPS link.
in The Tree House by Sathianantha T G2G Rookie (250 points)

1 Answer

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Well, I hardly think most of the data is sensitive.  Probably only a few %.  But the general point is correct.  To get an idea of what information might be sensitive you might want to look a a few surname lists and see how many of them are open (white) vs one of the privacy settings (colored).  And even most of the material on a privacy protected profile isn't particularly personal.  That is, the material is readily available I suspect the real question is how much slower or resource hungry it would be to upgrade security here.  Now it might be possible to access through a secure server, but it wouldn't protect the data itself.  I don't know what protections there are on the data here, and it wouldn't be wise to discuss it here if I did, but perhaps Chris Witten will come along and discuss whatever is appropriate to discuss.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (411k points)

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