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Ixquick Scores Another First: Encrypts ALL Searches.
The World's Most Private Search Engine now makes SSL encryption the default.
. . .the "world's most private search engine", automatically encrypts ALL searches. Ixquick was the first search engine to offer SSL encryption in 2009, and today it again breaks new ground by making SSL encryption the default.
SSL encryption, also known as secure socket layer encryption, is widely praised by security experts as the most secure way to surf the web. Ixquick's encryption prevents eavesdropping by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who may become legally required to store massive amounts of personal information on you.
"Snooping ISP's or hackers could become an enormous, Orwellian privacy threat," says Robert E.G. Beens, CEO of Ixquick. "That's why we've decided to change our websites’ default to 100% SSL encryption, to further protect the privacy of our users' Internet searches."