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Google has often been hit with privacy issues for the past couple of years. And there are a lot of people who are demanding protection even for the things that they search or do online. Google SSL search is a web search feature that provides its users the privacy and protection from any 3rd-party that might intercept their web searches.

search google privately

Google with SSL is basically a search engine with this additional security feature that lets you search Google privately. The information you send or receive will only be between you and Google. To use this feature, just key in https://www.google.com/ in the address bar whenever you search online. Unfortunately, the Google SSL feature is only available for Google web search and not in Images and Maps. With Google SSL, your web searches will be kept private and no one can know of your search activities.

Features:

  • Free to use
  • Prevents intermediary parties from knowing your exact Google keyword searches
  • Secures Internet communications between your computer and Google
  • Turns off browser referrers
  • Protects your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party
  • Provides you with a more secure and private search experience
  • Similar Tools: Startpage, SnapBits, and Yauba

Check out Google SSL @ www.google.com

  1. Guest
    June 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Rather than having to key in https://www.google.com every time you want to search for something, if you are using Firefox it is easier just to replace Google in the search bar with Google ssl by way of the context menu "Add To Search Bar" (right click on the search box on the Google Secure page) and the "Manage Search Engines" in the search bar dropdown menu. There is also an about:config tweak to make the Location bar use https by default when available (change the value of "keyword.URL" from http://www... to https://www...

    I got the above (more elegantly, and eloquently, written) from "Addictive Tips" ( http://goo.gl/StTr )

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