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    Google Encrypting Searches Now

    Chrome users now have an easy way to encrypt their searches and suggestions through an extension offered by Google. Google’s SSL Web Search (beta) extension provides the same kind of encrypted searches safe from third parties as you’d get by visiting

    Installing this extension simply creates a new search engine in Chrome, which you can then set as the default to make all your Google searches secure, or change its keyword for a quick encryption toggle. Your searches should be safe, but they’re still known to Google.

    Google SSL Web Search is a free download for Chrome browsers only. Not available for Mac yet, but Google says a version is coming.  This is a neat feature Google offers.  Some of the easiest ways for thieves to steal info is through your searches.  Did you know that?  Of course, Google is way ahead of the game by being the first major search provider to offer a service such as this.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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