Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 21:37 UTC
Google Looking at the past few week of Google news, you'll be forgiven for thinking Google doesn't do anything else beyond making Android. While there's sexier stuff going on within Google, the company is also still trying to improve its core user service: search. They've launched encrypted search today, and it will be rolled out across the world in the coming days.
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Of course
by izomiac on Wed 26th May 2010 01:05 UTC
izomiac
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2006-07-26

I switched to HTTPS as soon as it was announced. I think I've lost suggestions, but that's an acceptable temporary cost. Basically, I try to cut out as much of the unknown as I can. I know Google is under scrutiny, and seems to police themselves well enough for my purposes. I have no idea if my ISP does deep packet inspection, or if my wireless connection or the cable line it's connected to have been compromised. Besides that, there's public wifi and school connections that have no expectation of privacy. I just wish I could get all of Google's services via SSL, like iGoogle.

I assume anything not encrypted is being read. This assumption comes from my boarding school days when I played around with a packet sniffer. For the span of a few minutes, that assumption was veritably true for my classmates since I was the one doing the reading. Then I realized that I really couldn't care less if the girl in my French class was cheating on her boyfriend, or the guy down the hall was using AIM. So I never bothered with that again, but always assumed that I wasn't the only one who ever tried that.

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RE: Of course
by wooptoo on Wed 26th May 2010 10:12 in reply to "Of course"
wooptoo Member since:
2006-02-09

Sugestions work, at least on Firefox.

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RE: Of course - all of google's services via SSL
by jabbotts on Wed 26th May 2010 13:10 in reply to "Of course"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Ok, it's not quite what you are after but you can at least protect your traffic on the open networks such as school with a quick and easy OpenSSH proxy. You'd need *nix at home but OpenSSH or Putty both work on the mobile side. I tend to use the quick/dirty proxy when traveling as it saves wondering just what is on the untrusted network I connect from.

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