Google today announced to add an interesting feature to its search service: encrypted search. This simply means that the users will be able to search safely.
Earlier this year, we encrypted Gmail for all our users, and next week we will start offering an encrypted version of Google Search. For other services users can check that pages are encrypted by looking to see whether the URL begins with “https”, rather than just “http”. [ … ]
Hence, from the next week, you can use https: instead of usual http: in the URL bar of your browser to access Google search. The encryption will bring more privacy and security for the users over the internet.
In a post on company’s blog, Google admitted that it was mistakenly collecting data from open WiFi networks over the past four years.