In a move that will essentially double the number of SSL-protected sites on the Web in the space of 24 hours, CloudFlare on Monday said that it was enabling SSL for all of its more than two million customers for free.

The new service is called Universal SSL, and the company is making it available to both its paid and free customers. Company officials said that the move is designed to play a part in preventing ISPs, governments and attackers from throttling or censoring the Internet. CloudFlare

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