Secure Sockets Layer which is regularly known as SSL is a norm for protecting data from being interpreted by third parties and has been in use for a long time. However, you might not be accustomed to seeing https on regular sites, but have come across them on a banking website.
To add to that, you can now also start searching securely using Google, thanks to the introduction of their new encrypted Google web search feature accessible at https://www.google.com
The search experience between the regular search engine and the encrypted search engine will almost remain the same, except for the fact that people will not be able to snoop in on what you are searching while using the encrypted search. A visible change users will see when using the encrypted search is the new logo as you will see in the image above.
So the next time you are thinking of searching for something and don’t want your neighborhood friendly salesman to know what you searched for, head over to https://www.google.com.
For more information on this, visit the official Google Blog post.