The HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extension, recently released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Tor Project, encrypts most or all communications on several web sites.

"In addition to Facebook and Twitter, the Web sites that the software works on are Google Search, Wikipedia, The New York Times, The Washington Post, PayPal, EFF, Tor, and Ixquick," writes CNET News' Elinor Mills.

"The tool works by creating an HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) connection to the sites," Mills writes.

Click here to read the CNET News article.