Google has taken its first step to flag ordinary sites like Wikipedia and CNN with a security warning because they are unencrypted, allowing all data transmissions to be viewed by the prying eyes of hackers or governments.
Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should at the very least point you in the right direction.
Contractors who formerly had access to big sites like eBay report they suddenly have access again.
Presenting author information in search results wasn't as useful as Google had expected.
To encourage more websites to adopt the secure HTTPS protocol, Google makes it a factor in its search result rankings.
If you see a killer robot (including one that looks like a certain former California governor) making threatening movements toward Google's founders, there's no need to worry.
BehindTheOverlay provides a consistent button and keyboard shortcut to close those annoying website overlays.
In part 2 of a four-part series tracking a colorful quarter-century of the Web, Crave's Eric Mack drops out of school to join the dot-com madness of the late '90s, only to get drop-kicked back to where he came from.
The power of Google's core search business was on display Tuesday when it demoted the travel site in its search results. Paid links to Expedia may have triggered the penalty.
Google confirms it made a change to better protect the privacy of how people search. However, it left loopholes and once again failed to seize an opportunity to encourage all sites to go secure.