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Google to offer encrypted search soon

Marissa Mayer, the vice president of user experience and search products at Google, had given a hint that a new encrypted search was on the way soon. But now, they seem to think it is wise they could hustle up a bit after the revelation that the Internet usage data from the Wi-Fi hot spots has been improperly collected as part of the Google Street View program.

Posted in Google’s official blog, they said, "Earlier this year, we encrypted Gmail for all our users, and next week we will start offering an encrypted version of Google Search,". The encryption happened in response to the hacking incidents in Gmail accounts prompting to move the Chinese language search operation to Hong Kong from Beijing.

Google has told people to watch the space when it came to the encrypted search. They, however, had declined to comment on how the encrypted search feature is going to work.

The Gmail traffic was encrypted using HTTPS by default this January after it got an offer as an option since mid 2008. It is most possible that Google will be doing the same now with traffic to its search engine.