Is there a way to access Facebook without HTTPS? My proxy blocks HTTPS pages, so what can I do?
migrated from superuser.com Jan 14 '11 at 7:49
Here's how to turn off secure (https) browsing on Facebook:
I would change proxy.
I can't think of a logical or reasonable reason to block HTTPS as so many websites use it.
Is it possible to use a proxy client on your PC which hides your IP address from your proxy which blocks HTTPS?
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For me it is also useful. I live in China and I have a transparent proxy on my network which routes traffic for well-known blocked sites in China to a reverse proxy in Eurpe. Since transparent proxies can't handle https, hence the need for a ssl-less access.
For becko, you can still use m.facebook.com with the so called "alternative login method", which is no other than the so desired ssl-less. Once authenticated you can return to www.facebook.com normally.
If you are in China as I do you might need to add a /etc/hosts line (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) to define the correct dns for m.facebook.com to: