Official Google Blog: Making search more secure
By A Googler
For example, we made SSL the default setting in Gmail in January 2010 and introduced an encrypted search service located at https://encrypted.google.com four months later. Other prominent web companies have also added SSL support in ...
The Official Google Blog
Google search gets default SSL security
Google is making secure sockets layer (SSL) encrypted search the default for signed-in users as part of an effort to help preserve security and privacy, especially when using unsecured wireless networks or Internet cafes. If you don't have a Google ...