Why does Ask Ubuntu use plain ol' HTTP?

In this day in age, I don't see any reason why it shouldn't be HTTPS.

Isn't this a huge security risk?

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They (Stack Exchange developers) are working on it. It's complicated.

Main sites are already usable via HTTPS. Meta sites are not, and will not be until the domain structure is changed. For details, see

  • But I'm getting the same message on the main (non-meta) site as well... Apr 22, 2016 at 1:24
  • try using the HTTPS everywhere extension from the EFF. It works fine on the main site, and gets (almost) all of the content on meta over cleanly.
    – jrg
    Apr 22, 2016 at 1:52
  • @gerry you need update your answer, now it's enabled for both main and meta sites. Apr 17, 2017 at 3:14

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