Do you feel you’re being monitored while performing Google searches? Do you feel the almost stupid need to have it in SSL format? Google’s got you covered: a secured version of their web search using SSL. While this locked-up version of the world’s favorite search engine doesn’t seem as nifty as its open cousin, there’s no doubt a lot of Googlers will be Googling without getting their searches Goggled on by third-parties. Here’s what they had to say about the latest Google beta feature:
This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party on your network [...] Google will still maintain search data to improve your search quality and to provide better service. Searching over SSL doesn’t reduce the data sent to Google — it only hides that data from third parties who seek it.
You can try it out at https://www.google.com/.