[HTTPS-E Rulesets] Google search rule

Mike Cardwell https-everywhere at lists.grepular.com
Thu Oct 27 03:00:04 PDT 2011

On 27/10/11 10:50, Ira Hanson wrote:

> A secure Google search can now be performed from the URL
> <https://www.google.com/>, as well as from the older secure URL,
> <https://encrypted.google.com/>. (See
> <http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/making-search-more-secure.html>.)
> I don't know whether there are plans change the rules for these URLs,
> but I have attached a version of the file Google.xml that is intended
> to redirect to the newer URL. I'm new to writing rules, so I just
> replaced all of the instances in the file of the string
> [to="https://encrypted.google.com] with [to="https://www.google.com].
> Based on some preliminary tests, it appears to be working.

FWIW, https://www.google.com/ is not a new thing. It has existed for
longer than https://encrypted.google.com/. "encrypted.google.com" was
created for the reasons explained here:


Which basically boils down to: network admins wanting to snoop/censor
Google searches, and Google helping them.

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