Recently Google launched their secured search engine for user search queries. With the launch of GSSL Google leading the way and going to increase their market share. I am sure other search engines like yahoo and Bing will come out with same or advanced features soon. This is going to be the new search engine war.
What is SSL means
Secure Sockets Layer is the security technology which encrypts data sharing between web server (Website) and your web browser. This means data transferring between web server and web browser will be in private mode.
Google secured search engine will provide users more privacy on their searches but Google will continue to collect the Search information same as before. More and more website now using secure socket layer certification.
Go to https://www.google.com/ to start secure search, you can make this as your home page if you use Google for your searches.