The security enabled version of the search page may have benefits to people who fear their queries are being monitored.

This article titled “Google offers secure searching to protect from nosy bosses and ISPs” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 18th May 2011 10.48 UTC

Google has enabled encrypted searching using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) which it says will prevent “employers and internet service providers” from reading what is sent.

The possibility that employers and ISPs might be watching peoples’ search traffic clearly concerns Google, and it has often concerned employees.

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