Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Firefox Switching to HTTPS Google Search

Christopher Soghoian:

First, the search query information from these users will be shielded from their Internet service providers and governments who might be using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) equipment to monitor the activity of users or censor and filter search results.

Second, the search query information will also be shielded from the Web sites that consumer visit after conducting a search. This information is normally leaked via the “referrer header.”

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