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Mozilla fosuses on security, Firexof 14 will encrypt google search

Mozilla has released an updated version of its Firefox browser – Firefox 14 with a focus on security. This version will automatically encrypt searches conducted via Google’s search engine in the browser’s location bar, search box, or the right-click menu.

“We automatically make your Google searches secure in Firefox to protect your data from potentially prying eyes, like network administrators when you use public or shared WiFi networks. Google is currently the only search engine that allows Firefox to make your searches private, but we look forward to supporting additional search engines with this feature in the future.” says a press release issued on 17th.

In October, Google pledged to encrypt the search queries and results of those signed into their Google Accounts. Earlier in the year, Google encrypted all synced data on Chrome.

Meanwhile, Mozilla has updated the way it displays security icons in the URL bar. Regular sites will be designated with a globe to the left of the URL, those with SSL encryption will feature a lock icon and “https” in the address bar, and those with extended validation (EV) certificates will get a green lock icon and the name of the site owner.

Firefox 14 is now available for download on mozilla.org.

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