The Mozilla Foundation is initiating the process to phase out insecure HTTP connections in the Firefox browser. The decision is part of a broader movement to encrypt the Web, which in the case of Mozilla Firefox, means permitting only encrypted HTTPS browser connections.

Mozilla is the developer of Firefox. It accounts for between 12 and 22 percent of the browser market share throughout its various versions. The group has not yet established a timeline for the deprecation of HTTP.

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