How to Encrypt Your Internet Browsing With Google

By Ranjan Rehman

Keeping your viewing habits on the Web private is as easy.
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Encrypted Google is a popular tool for people who don't like their search habits on Google to be monitored on public Wi-Fi at an airport or by an IT Network administrator at work. When you search over an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol, your searches are encrypted so they can't be read by a third party, such as a hacker or Internet service provider. Such encryption will cut down on network eavesdropping and also prevent some online attacks.

Encrypt Your Internet Browsing With Google

Open your Web browser of choice and type "https://www.google.com."

A second option is to type "https://encrypted.google.com."

Note that "Google SSL" is displayed on the screen, along with a lock icon. Type your search in the search bar and click "Enter."

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