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Google Moves Encrypted Search to New Domain
Category : General 30 Jun 2010 05:45 AM | Industry News
Early this month Google announced that they were going to move encrypted search from https://www.google.com to https://encrypted.google.com.
In May Google launched an encrypted version of its Web search, allowing users to enable a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection to encrypt their information as they searched.
Another reason for this move is that if the schools block access to google.com, it also blocks the use of other services such as Google's Apps for Education - which many institutions offer for their students and staff.
Google's change should make it easier for school IT staff to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act, which requires schools to implement measures to address minors accessing "inappropriate matter," among other things