10 June 2010

google web search ssl beta https june 2010

Google has enabled SSL-support for web search. Not a day too soon.

This may cost them some CPU time, but they’ll keep their user data more private. As in, third parties won’t be able to sniff and track Google traffic on their networks if this becomes the default at some point. This is very good for the consumer, but arguably even more interesting for Google, since it makes data mining more difficult for potential competitors.

[via:Ethan Marcotte]

3 August 2008

FireGPG – easy GNU Privacy Guard for Firefox (including Gmail)

“FireGPG is a Firefox extension […] which brings an interface to encrypt, decrypt, sign or verify the signature of text in any web page using GnuPG. FireGPG adds some features to the Gmail interface, to let you use GPG’s features directly in your webmail. More webmails will probably be supported in the future.”

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