The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have released their HTTPS Everywhere browser extension for Google Chrome users.
It has been available for Mozilla Firefox for a while now.
Now Google Chrome users can force thousands of websites to load in HTTPS on their browsers.
The developers said:
Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.