Firefox 14 Rolls Out Encrypting Google Searches By Default
Mozilla has today rolled out the latest version of their Firefox browser, version 14. Which brings with it an number of new features, as well as automatically encrypting Google searches by default.
Now when searching using Firefox 14 in either the location bar, search box, or the right-click menu. Any searches within Firefox 14 will automatically be sent to Google through a secure (HTTPS) connection as a default setting.
Mozilla says you shouldn’t notice any difference while searching via the new secure method, but your Google search suggestions and search results will use https and be shown through a secure web site.
Other new features within the Mozilla Firefox 14 release include support of Pointer Lock, which has been added to improve mouse control for internet based applications and in particular games. The the Pointer Lock API also includes support for fullscreen mode in Mac OS X 10.7. For more information jump over to the Mozilla website for details.