Canonical has finally added HTTPS support in much debated Ubuntu Shopping Lens. This will increase privacy of users significantly as no third party will be able to gather user data and inputs. All the traffic between the shopping lens and Ubuntu will be encrypted and stealing data via shopping lens will be quite impossible.
Ubuntu developers had promised earlier that HTTPS will be implemented soon in the shopping lens that shows Amazon and Ubuntu Music store ads based on user input. When a user clicks on an ad and buys a product, a part of the sale is given to Canonical, thus opening a new source of income.
You can view this post as to know why shopping lens is a good move from Canonical.