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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. Commented Apr 20, 2022 at 14:01
  • I see, where can i read about it? @SteffenUllrich
    – Mah Neh
    Commented Apr 20, 2022 at 14:02
  • why do you think GET parameters are not encrypted? Commented Apr 20, 2022 at 15:08

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