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Google: Use encrypted search

2 October 2010 by J.M.

Google SSL betaTerms you enter at Google can be captured with ease. Everything you enter is unencrypted, so not only Google, but also your Internet service provider knows what you are looking for. You would rather like to stay anonymous with your search? Here is how.


For encrypting all search terms and receiving encrypted search results, you have to call Google with this special web address (URL):

https://www.google.com/

The “s” indicates a safe and encrypted connection. The addition “SSL” above Google’s logo also reminds you that all data are sent and received encrypted. All result pages will have “encrypted.google.com” as host name. Your advantage: Search terms and result pages cannot be sniffed while on their way between you and Google’s servers. Of course, Google itself still knows what you are looking for.

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