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

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Sun May 23 16:44:19 AEST 2010

You can do this *already* using Scroogle! It's been running for years.

Plus you're "anonymised" behind the Scroogle servers also -- thus avoiding 
Googles data mining to a lesser extent AND there's no ads!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kim Holburn" <kim at holburn.net>
To: "Link list" <link at anu.edu.au>
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2010 2:33 PM
Subject: [LINK] Encrypted Google search coming soon, here in beta

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
IT Network & Security Consultant
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