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http://beta.speedtest.net/ - is it risky or a not so good idea to use?

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#1 xspeed


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 04:03 PM

It is the first result of Google when searching for "speed test"


http://beta.speedtest.net/ - Considering it's Privacy Policy, http://beta.speedtest.net/privacy do you consider that is it all right to use it?

Maybe more than that, is it ok for this "first Google result" to be http:// ? 


Thank you.

Edited by xspeed, 01 June 2017 - 04:47 PM.

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 04:55 PM

The Ookla speedtest has been around forever.  If you look at the privacy policy specific to Ookla, and you don't use the Web Speed extension to your browser, I don't see much to worry about.


Since most sites don't use HTTPS by default I don't see why it would be surprising for the first search result, or the 600th, to start with a straight http://.  If you want to force HTTPS there are extensions for your web browsers that will do that when they can.


I don't see much risk exposure here at all.

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