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Google's encrypted search engine now goes beta

Google's encrypted search engine now goes beta
The beta version of Google’s SSL encrypted search engine has been unveiled for the international searches which gives users an enhanced security option if they feel the internet connection may be accessible by some third parties.

The encrypted version can be accessed just by adding a simple ‘s’ to the web address which takes the users to However, national portals like are not yet available in the encrypted form.

Google had announced the plan to launch an encrypted search engine last week. When the data is encrypted between a user's computer and Google's servers, it becomes impossible for any third party to tap search terms or results.

This venture is Google’s latest services to be treated to additional privacy that follows the Gmail encryption by default.

Now, users can distinguish between the standard and the encrypted sites just by the presence of a padlock symbol at the Google logo’s right part.