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Yahoo search gets safer with automatic encryption

Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala
January 22, 2014
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Just as Marissa Mayer promised, Yahoo has started plugging security holes ahead of its self-imposed Q1 2014 deadline. From now on, all of your searches done via the internet giant's home page will be automatically routed through a secure server. However, this appears to only be in place for the US site, as the UK and Japan versions still conducted our queries through insecure means. We've reached out to Yahoo and will update this post if we hear back about international availability. Hopefully this move is strong enough to keep prying eyes -- or anyone's besides your own -- out of your search history.

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