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Firefox now encrypts all Google searches

Mozilla, the company that makes Firefox, said the move was to protect data from prying eyes, particularly when using public or shared WiFi networks.

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A new version of Firefox encrypts all Google searches. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefox has moved to encrypt all Google searches while using the browser.

Mozilla, the company that makes Firefox, said the move was to protect data from prying eyes, particularly when using public or shared WiFi networks.

In a blog post reported by PC World, the company said that the measure would "protect your data from potentially prying eyes, like network administrators when you use public or shared WiFi networks."

In tech speak, the browser will conduct Google searches with an SSL encrypted HTTPS connection.

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According to Tech Crunch, the new encryption will only be for Google searches so far but the company says that it will add additional search engines in the future.

The browser also makes it more clear as to the security features on each website to allow users to be more aware of where they are browsing.

The new browser also now supports Mac OSX Lion full screen viewing, said Slash Gear.

Late last year, Google said that it would encrypt all its searches for those signed in to its web browser Chrome.

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