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Browsers are hiding the padlock and it's a Good Thing™
October 15, 2018 (updated October 21, 2023)

Magical properties are often attributed to the padlock icon 🔒 which marks “secure” pages. For example, you'll often hear that the icon indicates trustworthy websites that won't abuse your data and passwords. The padlock is gradually being removed and that's a Good Thing™. But why?

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