If the Wget HSTS database file permissions get changed, an error may occur on using wget like:
Will not apply HSTS. The HSTS database must be a regular and non-world-writable file. ERROR: could not open HSTS store at '~/.wget-hsts'. HSTS will be disabled.
HSTS can enhance security, so normally we’d like to have HSTS working.
Make the .wget-hsts file have normal file permissions:
chmod 644 ~/.wget-hsts