Podcast privacy: why RSS sub-domains are bad

Some podcast hosts give podcasters a sub-domain for their RSS feed. Here’s why that’s a bad thing.

A connection to an unencrypted website: you can see everything!
A connection to an encrypted website. Nothing’s visible.
The ‘host’ HTTP header

Editor of https://podnews.net, the daily podcast newsletter. Radio futurologist: a writer, speaker and consultant. https://james.cridland.net

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