New Google Policy Makes Users' Searches Harder To Hack

Law360, New York (October 18, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. announced Tuesday it would begin encrypting the search queries of users signed into their Google accounts, departing from rivals Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. by making the privacy-enhancing feature the default rather than simply an option.

The tech giant said on its blog that, as long as users are signed into their Google accounts, their searches will be encrypted using the secure sockets layer protocol, making it more difficult for hackers to intercept them. Users signed out of their Google accounts and people without...
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