Google SafeSearch For Schools Now Supports HTTPS

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Google’s Brian Fitzpatrick, Engineering Director, announced on the Google Security Blog that the Google SafeSearch feature that network administrators can force over their networks now supports HTTPS.

That means if the network administrators upgrade to the new protocol, all searches over Google will not only be forced to SafeSearch filters but also be secured over HTTPS/SSL.

Brian explained “going forward, organizations can require SafeSearch on their networks while at the same time ensuring that their users’ connections to Google remain encrypted.”

There are three methods for forcing SafeSearch, described over here:

(1) Forcing on each and every individual computer

(2) Forcing them on Chromebooks or Chrome browser

(3) Forcing it at the router level.

The old method will be depreciated in December.

For more details, see this help page.

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