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Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:09

Google offers secure searching

Written by Nick Farell
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It is only a beta of course
Search outfit Google is offering its punters a secure form of searching. The big idea is that the SSL enabled version of the search will prevent your boss or ISP from checking what you are doing.

Employers and ISPs watching peoples' search traffic will just see an encrypted page and be none the wiser. Unfortunately it will only cover the Google search, any connection made via Google to non-secured sites will be visible in the same way as before. 

So using it to see porn at work is not a good idea. However it will mean that your searches will not be seen which covers half of the problem of being watchied.

Google's official blog says that the beta software means you can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between your computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. This provides you with a more secure and private search experience.

Google Images and Maps aren't available on SSL at the moment.


Nick Farell

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-14 #1 yourma2000 2011-05-18 15:28
"Pedophiles rejoice" should be the sub heading
 
 
+10 #2 Slack 2011-05-18 15:36
Quoting yourma2000:
"Pedophiles rejoice" should be the sub heading


Why?
Google is still logging your traffic.

also this have been available for a few months already.
 
 
+3 #3 yourma2000 2011-05-18 15:38
Well i imagine it's another layer of privacy for them, regardless of how thin it is, may be useful for pirates aswell looking for torrents via google
 
 
+6 #4 dishayu 2011-05-18 15:57
Come on. Not only is this news article a few months late but it's also inaccurate.

"Google Images and Maps aren't available on SSL at the moment."

Images has been working for about 2 weeks now.
 
 
+3 #5 LauRoman 2011-05-18 17:16
Quoting dishayu:
Images has been working for about 2 weeks now.


It may be a rolling-out problem but it's not available to me. Also i have not seen any such anouncement, please explain. By the way if you google Gaga it will show you some pictures and videos of her, but those are not searched through google ssl but, my guess is those are cached searches. https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=ro&source=hp&biw=1680&bih=964&q=gaga&btnG=C%C4%83utare+Google
 
 
+11 #6 Steve-O 2011-05-18 18:36
Hey, Nick, would it kill you to actually link to whatever it is you are talking about?

https://encrypted.google.com/

There, not so hard eh?

Oh, and this was introduced A WHOLE YEAR AGO, sheesh!

http://www.scmagazineuk.com/google-introduces-ssl-encrypted-search-engine-as-hotmail-moves-to-protect-users-further/article/170796/
 
 
+2 #7 yasin 2011-05-18 20:27
I've been using it for a long time now. Bit slower than normal Google, but has its uses.
 
 
-4 #8 bardenck 2011-05-18 22:29
Quoting Steve-O:
Hey, Nick, would it kill you to actually link to whatever it is you are talking about?

https://encrypted.google.com/

There, not so hard eh?

Oh, and this was introduced A WHOLE YEAR AGO, sheesh!

http://www.scmagazineuk.com/google-introduces-ssl-encrypted-search-engine-as-hotmail-moves-to-protect-users-further/article/170796/


why dont you quit [censored]in coming to this website if your gonna bitch about free info? go research your own shit dumbass.
 
 
0 #9 Steve-O 2011-05-19 14:16
Quoting bardenck:
why dont you quit [censored]in coming to this website if your gonna bitch about free info? go research your own shit dumbass.


Because it's a badly written article that is badly written...If Nick wants to pretend to be a journalist writing about old news (not last week, 52 weeks ago!)just for page hits with zero links or sources, he deserves to get lambasted.

I'm trying to help him not look like a hack. Oh and I DID my own reseach, Tardenck, by providing a link and an article.
 
 
0 #10 dishayu 2011-05-19 16:43
Quoting LauRoman:
Quoting dishayu:
Images has been working for about 2 weeks now.


It may be a rolling-out problem but it's not available to me. Also i have not seen any such anouncement, please explain. By the way if you google Gaga it will show you some pictures and videos of her, but those are not searched through google ssl but, my guess is those are cached searches. https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=ro&source=hp&biw=1680&bih=964&q=gaga&btnG=C%C4%83utare+Google

They are searches through google ssl. I have a clickable "Images" option in the list on the left. Might be that it's a phased roll out, only available in some geographic regions. Here's a screenshot.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/156/78310337.jpg/
 

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