I wonder what is the world wide energy consumption of HTTPS vs. HTTP

@e4rache What, because of the extra encryption steps?

Yeah that'd be interesting to estimate and compare against, say, global power consumption of idle electronics

@Naughtylus Exactly, in other words, what would be the energy saving if all https switch to http.

@e4rache Do we really want to switch off https?

What I was hinting at there was there are other power-hungry habits of your society that we could tackle first.

I would bet the actual power saving wouldn't outweigh the benefits of encryption

@Naughtylus Encryption is a must have. I'm just curious about the energy cost of it. I agree there are better places to make energy savings.

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