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Chrome 25 Now Sends Omnibox Searches Over SSL “Even on Non-signed”

Chrome 25, which is currently available in the dev and beta channels, today gets more secure Google search –now, Google sends their searches from the Chrome address bar (“omnibox”) over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)–even, “when a user isn’t signed in to Google.”

“Users shouldn’t notice any changes. If anything, their searches will be slightly faster due to Chrome’s implementation of the SPDY protocol, but there should be no other user-visible effect,” google stated.

“Serving content over SSL provides users with a more secure and private search experience. It helps ensure that malicious actors who might intercept people’s internet traffic can’t see their queries. Search has also been moving toward encryption. Google first introduced Encrypted Search in May 2010 and made encryption the default for signed-in users starting in October 2011.”

In other news, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival kicks off this weekend, celebrating innovation in independent cinema and introducing creative talent to the world.

YouTube, just announced Screening Room, channel curated by Sundance Institute, and letting you watch 12 short films debuting at Sundance right now. “These films were selected from the 64 shorts showing at the festival, out of more than 8,100 submissions this year,” google adds.

Google also posted a new Google+ Help Desk Hangout On Air, where Going Google team, walked through the Going Google guide, learning about change management and how it can make the transition to Google Apps for any business much smoother.

“The guide’s got training resources, checklists, and tips to help businesses manage the transition timeline,” informs Google.

Watch the full video below:

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