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The HTTPS version of Twitter has been available via at https://twitter.com for some time now. Twitter has now added an option for the service to always use HTTPS. To turn it on, go to your settings and check the box next to "Always use HTTPS" at the bottom of the page.
In the future, Twitter wants to make HTTPS the default setting for everyone. It is already the default (whether or not you've enabled the "Always use HTTPS" setting) in two scenarios: when you log into Twitter (so your password stays protected) and on the official Twitter for iPhone and iPad mobile application.
The setting doesn't always work. When accessing Twitter from your mobile browser, you need to go to https://mobile.twitter.com to use HTTPS. Twitter is working on a solution that will share the "Always use HTTPS" setting across twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com. Also, many third-party Twitter applications don't yet offer HTTPS.
In related news, Twitter shared some numbers on tweets earlier this week:
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