[LINK] Encrypted Google search coming soon, here in beta

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sun May 23 14:33:12 AEST 2010

Google is rolling out search on https.  ie https://www.google.com

notes wryly:

> SSL search means that an encrypted connection is created between  
> your browser and Google's servers. When you perform a search, your  
> search terms and whatever results come back from them will only be  
> visible to you—-anyone who might be sniffing packets on your network  
> (such as, say, Google!) won't be able to see what you're looking up


> Google makes it clear that it will still collect search data when  
> you use the secure search engine so that it can improve search  
> quality. Users can tell they're on the encrypted version of Google  
> by looking for the lock icon in the Google logo, as well as in their  
> Web browsers.

Kim Holburn
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