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Google Chrome 25 Will Serve Searches Over SSL From the Omnibox For All Users 101

Posted by timothy
from the defaults-matter dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Google on Friday announced yet another security improvement for Chrome 25. In addition to killing silent extension installation, the omnibox in Google's browser will send all searches over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection. Chrome already does this for users who are signed in to Google: when they search from the address bar, their queries are sent over HTTPS. As of Chrome 25, however, the same will happen for users who aren't signed in to Google."
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Google Chrome 25 Will Serve Searches Over SSL From the Omnibox For All Users

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  • by mrheckman (939480) on Friday January 18, 2013 @08:25PM (#42630803)

    Use the HTTPS-anywhere addon, from the EFF ( It has rules that cause Firefox to automatically use HTTPS for dozens of web sites, including Google Search and APIs.

  • by markdavis (642305) on Friday January 18, 2013 @09:29PM (#42631233)

    I will explain what it means...

    You might trust Google, but do you really want to trust them with EVERYTHING? If you separate off your searching to something else, it greatly enhances your privacy, especially since you are not "signed in" to something like Startpage. I am not saying that Startpage is some great, perfect system (pick something else, then). All I am saying is that from a privacy standpoint, it makes sense to not to give ALL your data to one entity. Hence- not putting all your eggs in one basket.

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