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Google to offer encrypted search?

Kirb [PersonRank 0]

Friday, May 14, 2010
9 years ago3,612 views

It appears as if Google is soon going offer a https version of google search.

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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Yes according to the blog post this week but it doesn't work yet.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

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Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

The problem in some countries will be a presumption of guilt: if you are using Google HTTPS, you must have something to hide.

ianf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

What is Google's official rationale for the encrypted searches?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]ianf "What you search is what you are (or want to be)". Search queries are sensitive data.
I remember that when I was young (well, 3 years ago) I hacked a wifi network of a neighbour. I wanted to know who was this neighbour. Thanks to some non-secure sites, I've realized it was the chinese couple on the bottom floor thanks to their searches... on Baidu.

ianf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Are you telling me Google does the https because of the risks in such extreme cases? Methinks not – this is after all the equivalent of throwing out one's garbage "as is," as opposed to "shredded."

[Incidentally, I can usually tell the identity of my neighbors' WiFi from their uninspired network names alone. In comparison, my own is called neutrally "homespot." ;-))]

George R [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Some advantages of using SSL in searches are described in "A note about SSL". ssl.scroogle.org/sslnote.html

SSL search via scroogle: ssl.scroogle.org/

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

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