This does appear to be a Google issue. See this 'help' page from
On 11/21/2012 09:39 AM, Ramana Kumar
Does this response (below) make sense technically?
I have my doubts.
If it doesn't then I invite others on list to join me in putting
some pressure on OkCupid, starting with just showing them how to
deploy https and keep their ads.
(If it does, then, depending on the details, perhaps that pressure
should be directed at Google instead, to allow their ads to be
embedded in sites served over https.)
I am also trying to get doodle.com to serve only https.
They have completely ignored me so far. Some more voices could be
I know I can use https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/
instead, which is better on a number of fronts, when I initiate
the poll, but people still send me doodle polls every so often.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alice Goguen <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: [BugProgramming] https (xrchz)
Thanks for your message. We can't offer https on the entire
site because it would also prevent our ads from Google Ads
from being served. Our developers are aware of the issue and
would like to offer it when possible.
On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 1:50 AM,
OkCupid User Feedback <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Could you please enable https everywhere? Or tell me what
is your reason for selectively enabling https on only some
portions of the site?
non-secure sites. I've whitelisted okcupid.com, but it keeps apparently
randomly switching back and forth between https and http,
and then breaks on the http since it's so heavily
browser just to submit this bug report.)
I persist in demanding https despite it breaking sites
like yours (though note it doesn't break bigger sites like
Google or Wikipedia) because I want a better web. Some of
the reasons are spelled out here: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/deploying-https.
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