As most everyone knows, Google now uses https (SSL) when connecting to the search engine. What I find funny about this situation is 2 key factors: the use of 128-bit encryption, which is not considered really secure, and the fact that they use Eliptical Curve which we all know was developed by the NSA. The Google encryption string: TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256, 128-bit keys. Why, if you are hell bent on re-gaining the public's trust after you were accused of aiding the NSA on a massive scale, would you choose to use an encryption cypher that was developed by the same folks you *say* your trying to protect your users from now? I did perform a wiki lookup and did verify the NSA Suite B cryptography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_TLS_implementations) used in this string. Unless I'm looking at this the wrong way, I do not understand why Google would use a cypher deliberately known to be backdoored by the same spy agency that reated and released it. Seems hypocritical to me.