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As you will know most search engines pass the search information url-encoded, i.e a get request with the parameters on it.

But given all the fuzz about security and surveillance, why aren't SEs encrypting the data just by sending it in a POST request body?

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    The question seems to be based on the assumption that URL parameters are not encrypted by HTTPS, but only the POST body. This assumption is wrong. Apr 20 at 14:01
  • I see, where can i read about it? @SteffenUllrich
    – Mah Neh
    Apr 20 at 14:02
  • why do you think GET parameters are not encrypted?
    – user253751
    Apr 20 at 15:08

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