Google Moves Encrypted Web Search
In a nod to school administrators, Google has moved the encrypted search engine it launched in May to a new Web address. According to Google, the move was made to prevent users from bypassing content filters and accessing adult content.Google has moved the encrypted version of its search engine to a new Web address. Though the old URL (https://www.google.com) still works, Google announced recently that it launched encrypted.google.com in a nod to school administrators who have blocked encrypted search for their students.
"We recently launched a beta version of encrypted (SSL) search at https://www.google.com to prevent people from intercepting our users' search terms and results," blogged Dave Girouard, president of Google Enterprise. "However, because encrypted search creates an obscured channel between a user's computer and Google, users who go to https://www.google.com can bypass some schools' content filters. This can make it hard for schools to stop students from accessing adult content."