Sunday, May 16, 2010

Google to offer encrypted search next week

Google plans to allows users to run encrypted search by next week, it announced in a blog post on Friday. Ironically, the announcement of the upcoming and rather important change came in a blog post explaining that Google had been mistakenly eavesdropping on unencrypted wi-fi networks as its Street View cars were taking pictures of cities around the world.

Google's Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience, also hinted that such a feature was coming Thursday during a question and answer session at Google's annual stockholder meeting.

Earlier this year, Google started encrypting Gmail sessions for all users by default that protected users from anyone eavesdropping on their network.

[via Wired]

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