Secure search using Google

Google turns on SSL encryption for search (Source:

This is indeed a good gesture from Google. In the era where Google is considered a synonym for Search, ensuring privacy of users accessing Google's search features is indeed a gesture that can win the confidence (at-least partially) of critics who question Google's commitment  towards protecting end user privacy.
I believe, this move to ensure privacy of search and user information, especially from a company whose CEO has stated - "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place," is definitely a move in the right direction.

Though this is not the ONE step that ensures absolute privacy from all standpoints, this certainly ensures that ones personal information stays secure from (third-party)eavesdroppers. As mentioned earlier, Google has become the one stop where people can search for explanations of health issues, medical conditions and what not. Now one can be a bit more optimistic and confident to use Google search even in a crowded airport or on an open wireless network. At least, the guy sitting next to me or the network admin is not looking at what I'm searching on google.

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