The following tags looks like duplicates to me:

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    SSL Interception is a technique that can be used to intercept SSL sessions in order to inspect the encrypted traffic.

  • (17 questions)

Is there some difference that I am missing here? Or should they be synonyms? If so, in what direction?


I don't see a difference in usage. Some questions are even tagged with both.

Since is a synonym for , and tags are preferably nouns, I'd suggest to merge them with as a master and as a synonym.

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    Wikipedia agrees. (Note the redirect.)
    – jpaugh
    Feb 9 '18 at 19:17
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    They're not synonyms, but they're colloquially interchangeable. Since all versions of SSL are deprecated in general use, tls-interception would be the correct term, and ssl-interception would be the legacy analog. Feb 20 '18 at 10:27
  • @RyanGooler "Synonym" ist the term on SE for tags which lead to the same set of questions. SSL, TLS, HTTPS and SSLv3 are all marked as synonyms. This is does not mean the words mean exactly the same, which they obviously don't.
    – Arminius
    Feb 20 '18 at 12:42
  • If nobody disagreed... why are they still separate? (bump)
    – Michael
    Feb 21 '20 at 19:02
  • @Michael-Where'sClayShirky You could flag the post for moderator attention and ask them to act on it.
    – Arminius
    Feb 21 '20 at 19:11
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    @Arminius Done. I noticed because there's a HNQ where both tags are applied.
    – Michael
    Feb 21 '20 at 19:52
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    Somehow I never saw this until now. Apologies - completed :-)
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    May 29 '20 at 13:58
  • Thanks @RoryAlsop!
    – Anders
    May 29 '20 at 15:58

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