"Search outfit Google is offering its punters a secure form of searching. The big idea is that the SSL enabled version of the search will prevent your boss or ISP from checking what you are doing.
Employers and ISPs watching peoples' search traffic will just see an encrypted page and be none the wiser. Unfortunately it will only cover the Google search, any connection made via Google to non-secured sites will be visible in the same way as before.
Research by Stanford University to investigate the privacy of the "private browsing" feature of many Web browsers suggests that the tools aren't all that private after all, and that many kinds of information can be leaked by browsers when using the mode. The paper is due to be presented next week at the USENIX security conference.
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