With online privacy being the main concern for most internet users today, Google has responded to them by introducing SSL support to its search.

Google SSL Search will encrypt all your search traffic preventing any third party eyes from looking at it. Browsing over https will also disable “referrer” which site owners normally use to see where you’re coming from.

With + there is always - so do remember that browsing in SSL does have an encryption overhead which will slightly degrade the search performance.

Also, the amount of data collected from your search is the same as the standard search but just more secure. Without this data Google will be nothing 🙂

When you are on the new SSL search page you will realize that the Google logo looks different. It will have “ssl” and “beta” in it. Also, maps and images will not show up as they don’t support SSL yet.

Simple goto https://google.com to start searching in privacy.

via Google