Google recently started offering the option of encrypted search: instead of your results bouncing all around the Internet, or being observable to people on open Wi-Fi networks, only Google would have them. That this happens to cater to their corporate mission of knowing everything about you for advertising purposes is of course a total coinkydink.
This was mostly useful if you wanted to look at boobs without having anybody, except Google, know you were looking at boobs, but apparently the feature is so popular, or Google is just so possessive and jealous of your search habits, that instead of being an option, it’s now the default.
Yep, now you can search for the worst the Internet has to offer, and your coworkers will only find out about it when they see the ads for industrial motor oil and live chickens in your Gmail. Isn’t technology wonderful?