One of the things that Internet users may do when it comes to privacy and security on the Internet is to restrict access to certain browser features by sites and services.
Browsers support a wide range of features that are often enabled by default so that sites and applications may use them right away. While that is certainly convenient and better for usability, it may have consequences on privacy and security.
A basic example is WebRTC which all modern web browsers support. Sites may exploit it to get the "real" IP address of the device the user is using even if proxies or VPNs are used.
All that needs to be done for that is to open chrome://settings/content in the browser's address bar to manage these settings.
While it is possible to block features for all sites and whitelist some sites that you'd like to allow access to a particular feature, you may also set wider rules. One of these wider rules allows certain content only on HTTPS sites and not on HTTP sites.
Here is how you'd configure Chrome to do just that.
It is possible that you may run into sites that don't work properly after you make the change. You could consider adding these sites to the list of exceptions (allow) as well to get them to work again in the browser.
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