Do you surf the web at work and wish that your boss didn’t know what web sites you are looking for? Or perhaps you search at home and would rather your ISP didn’t know quite so much about you. Well now you can.
Next time you want to find something through Google you can append a few characters to google.com: go to https://encrypted.google.com instead.
This version of Google’s homepage utilises SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) in order to give you a more secure and private searching experience through the use of encryption.
The only real down side to using this encrypted version of Google is the fact that it is very slightly slower in generated results but I don’t think that is a particularly high price to pay. Right now you can only use this version of the search engine for web and image searching but it seems that Google are implying that other services such as Google News and Google Maps may get added at a later date.