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Windows 7: Search more securely with encrypted Google web search

22 May 2010   #1
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 
Search more securely with encrypted Google web search

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Search more securely with encrypted Google web search

As people spend more time on the Internet, they want greater control over who has access to their online communications. Many Internet services use what are known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections to encrypt information that travels between your computer and their service. Usually recognized by a web address starting with “https” or a browser lock icon, this technology is regularly used by online banking sites and e-commerce websites. Other sites may also implement SSL in a more limited fashion, for example, to help protect your passwords when you enter your login information.

Years ago Google added SSL encryption to products ranging from Gmail to Google Docs and others, and we continue to enable encryption on more services. Like banking and e-commerce sites, Google’s encryption extends beyond login passwords to the entire service. This session-wide encryption is a significant privacy advantage over systems that only encrypt login pages and credit card information. Early this year, we took an important step forward by making SSL the default setting for all Gmail users. And today we’re gradually rolling out a new choice to search more securely at https://www.google.com.
Full article: Official Google Blog: Search more securely with encrypted Google web search


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22 May 2010   #2
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Wonderful. Is there a dichotomy here I wonder between this and Google Chrome...Still, kudos to Google.
Secure Google Search!
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22 May 2010   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Oh, I didn't notice this was already posted, I only checked News section. Lazy me...
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22 May 2010   #4
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Oh, I didn't notice this was already posted, I only checked News section. Lazy me...
Not a problem -- so important it deserves duplication. Well done Google.
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22 May 2010   #5
kucing13

 

and so that others may gain benefit from it. It's never wrong to share an information Kari.
Thanks
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22 May 2010   #6
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Google logs your IP and tracks your search habits. Google is who you need to be protected from. I use startpage.com which does not log your IP and track your search habits.
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22 May 2010   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I never search anything illegal, so I'm not worried even if the whole world can see my searches. I see no problem if Google knows I've searched cheap flights or bus timetables etc.
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22 May 2010   #8
kucing13

 

you don't need to be scared if you know you're on the right side. unless you did the opposite
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22 May 2010   #9
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I will still avoid Google. I don't search illegal or questionable sites. It is a matter of principle.
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22 May 2010   #10
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Exactly, it is principal.
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