the Removal of ‘’ from YouTube

Are you a fan of YouTube? Have you ever stumbled upon a video that made your heart race? Only to find out later that it has been removed from the platform? Well, brace yourself because one such video was recently scrutinised and removed from the platform. That’s right! We are talking about ‘’. In this blog post, we will explore why this particular video was removed from YouTube and what it means for the future of content on this popular video-sharing site. So, please keep reading to find out all about it!

What is ‘’?

In July 2018, the Removal of “” from YouTube was announced. This video with a phishing link tricks users into entering their login information for other sites, such as Gmail or Facebook. After watching the video, many users had their accounts compromised. 

The video was taken down not because of its content but because it used an outdated SSL certificate. To prevent this kind of thing from happening in the future. YouTube has announced that it will be removing any videos that are not encrypted with a valid SSL certificate by November 1st, 2018.

If you see a video on YouTube that does not use a valid SSL certificate, it will most likely be removed because of this issue.

Why was it removed?

Since March of this year, Google has removed “” from YouTube. The Removal is due to a policy change that all “unsafe” links must be removed. This includes links that are not HTTPS and do not use an HSTS header.

According to Google, “unsafe” links include those that could be used to exploit security vulnerabilities on a user’s computer or mobile device. These types of weak links can be easily detected by Google using their Safe Browsing service.

However, many users need to be made aware of the policy change and need clarification as to why their favourite videos have been removed. Some speculate that Google is promoting its services over its competitors, such as YouTube Red. Others believe that removing these videos is simply due to the poor quality of many of them, regardless of whether or not they are safe.

What will happen to the video?

The Removal of “” from YouTube is a major change for the platform. The Removal means that videos with this prefix will no longer work on the site. This could impact the visibility and viewership of these videos and the creators who have made them. While some have speculated that this is a sign that YouTube is moving to a more secure video hosting platform. It’s more likely that this change was made to improve user experience and ensure all videos are served using the same protocol.



YouTube users have reported that the ‘’ link has been removed from their videos. Presumably due to Google’s new security measures. This change is affecting both privately and publicly viewable channels. With no clear indication yet as to why it has been implemented. Until we know more. Users are advised to take care when linking to external sources on YouTube and to avoid including any sensitive or personal information in these links.



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