Have you updated your or your societies' website to https? This is critical

Jan Meisels Allen


Google announced this week that they will be blocking download of files, including pdfs, from non-HTTPS sites on Chrome browser starting with the next few releases this year. This includes if you have a mixture of http and https [ages non https downloads started on secure pages.


“Starting in Chrome 82 (to be released April 2020), Chrome will gradually start warning on, and later blocking, these mixed content downloads. File types that pose the most risk to users (e.g., executables) will be impacted first, with subsequent releases covering more file types.”


Google plans plan to roll out restrictions on mixed content downloads on desktop platforms (Windows, macOS, Chrome OS and Linux) first. Their plan for desktop platforms is as follows:



See: https://security.googleblog.com/2020/02/protecting-users-from-insecure_6.html


Thank you to David Oseas, JGSCV webmaster for sharing this information.



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee