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Google Now Ranking Secure Websites Higher in Search

Google is giving those pages employing HTTPS encryption higher rankings in its search results. The company says it hopes this will prompt more sites to use encryption. Some organizations have hesitated to employ encryption on their websites, citing cost and slower response times, but higher search rankings may prove to be an incentive. Google says it still gives content and other factors more weight than encryption use in ranking search results. (BBC)(Google Online Security Blog)

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