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With Google search over SSL, 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.

To use search over SSL, visit https://encrypted.google.com New window icon each time you perform a search. Note that only Google web search is available over SSL, so other search products like Google Images and Google Maps are not currently available over SSL. When you're searching over SSL, these properties may not appear in the left panel.

Here's the rest of the article, did a search to see if it was already posted and didn't find anything but I thought this was pretty cool: Source
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correct me im wrong, but im sure google has had this for ages by simply using ssl.google.com or something similar.
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interesting feature
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old news, but good for people who dont know
 
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correct me im wrong, but im sure google has had this for ages by simply using ssl.google.com or something similar.
You are correct. Now when you add the "s" to the http, it looks like this https://encrypted.google.com/ instead of https://www.google.com/

EDIT: Kind of funny to use encryption with a company who keeps breaking privacy. IE: the wifi networks they picked up with the google camera vans
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Using encryption on their site is just a way for them to increase the value of the data they obtain about you.
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You are correct. Now when you add the "s" to the http, it looks like this https://encrypted.google.com/ instead of https://www.google.com/

EDIT: Kind of funny to use encryption with a company who keeps breaking privacy. IE: the wifi networks they picked up with the google camera vans
I never knew about this feature until today, unless I knew heard about it and forgot lol. Any idea when they started offering this?
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Using encryption on their site is just a way for them to increase the value of the data they obtain about you.
What? All it means is that people won't eavesdrop. That's it. If you trust google then great, you're covered.

If you don't, you're boned regardless.
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Lol at the conspiracy theorists.
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Lol at the conspiracy theorists.
I'm a conspiracy factist
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