What is an HTTPS upgrade?

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  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    What is a HTTPS upgrade? I've been using Brave as my browser, and it keeps track of all the trackers, ads and https upgrades it blocks. I know what ads are and what trackers are, but am unfamiliar as to what a https upgrade might be.
     
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    It probably means that it upgrades HTTP connections to HTTPS. In other words, when you browse to http://<blah>, it automatically tries https://<blah> first/only. The popular "HTTPS Everywhere" extension does the same thing.
     
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