I wonder if anybody has calculated the carbon footprint of using https for every website?
@deshipu Interestingly, it's not listed on https://www.wholegraindigital.com/blog/website-energy-efficiency/ – perhaps because on a regular website the TLS overhead happens only once and therefore it only really matters for plain text minimal formats like Gopher and Gemini, but as soon as you have many kilobytes (or more!) of images of video, it doesn't matter at all?
@deshipu i just recetly learned that there used to be times where companies could not afford HTTPS bevause of how it would raise the electrical bill
@deshipu I'd be more interested in the respective footprint of DRM, ie only delivering encrypted data (plus the key to decrypt) to endusers and have them decrypt the data again and again at every step.
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