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Old 05-11-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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This morning when I went to my Facebook there was only the blue bar at the top and the area below was all blank.

Later I went to Account Settings > Security and enabled Secure Browsing. I went back to normal.

I noticed that when I'm in Facebook now, the URL starts with https, whereas before it was http. Did they just now change this for everybody?

I saw a few mentions in the Facebook help community but a few hours later, the thread was totally gone.

On my smartphone, Facebook never stopped working at all.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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If Facebook indeed changed this, they shouldn't have done it this way.

Computer nonliterate people who use Facebook are going to suddenly be unable to use it and won't know what to do.

I found some articles from over a year ago, saying https for Facebook started then. I don't why suddenly I (and a few other users) were affected today.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:20 PM
 
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You changed it to secure browsing.... the S on https stands for secure.

They didn't change anything.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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You changed it to secure browsing.... the S on https stands for secure.

They didn't change anything.
What do you mean?

This morning I clicked on my Facebook bookmark (which starts with http), which I've been doing for years. I got a Facebook screen that was blank except for the blue bar and above.

A few hours later it occurred to me to change that security setting.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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There is ZERO reason that should have tipped you off to change your security settings........

In any event, you're hitting a different server when you changed the settings to secure. That's why it worked after.

Switch it back, I bet it works. If it doesn't, clear your cache/cookies and try again.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Just to clarify one more thing - when I say I changed my setting,
I mean I clicked on the down arrow in the upper right corner of Facebook, and then Account Settings.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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If you turn off "secure browsing" does the http link work?

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Computer nonliterate people who use Facebook are going to suddenly be unable to use it and won't know what to do.
If I had to guess it was probably some screw up. If for example they wanted to force https it should be seamless.

In any event leave it on the https, a lot of social network sites will be moving to https for logins, private messages and other things.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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In any event, you're hitting a different server when you changed the settings to secure.
Not necessarily, https is just the protocol for communication between the browser and server and it could be either. https just encrypts the data during this communication which is then decrypted server side. From that point security is no different than http.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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Not necessarily, https is just the protocol for communication between the browser and server and it could be either. https just encrypts the data during this communication which is then decrypted server side. From that point security is no different than http.
It's noted somewhere publicly (I am too lazy to look for it) that Facebook has a completely different login server for HTTPS.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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Did they just now change this for everybody?

I actually noticed a similar blue bar problem a few days ago. I also noticed a problem with my messages not functioning properly.


I've been using regular old http for a long time, (I got sick of those encryption delivery notifications or whatever with https, so went back to http) and everything was perfectly fine until last week.

Once I noticed things acting funny, I had no choice but to switch back to https--& problem solved.
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