BT Wifi turns off SSL for Google Search!?

William Blunn at
Mon Mar 17 12:55:40 GMT 2014

Dear friendly people,

This is not a Perl question, but you guys seems to be highly clued-up.

I was just using Google over BT Wifi when I noticed a little yellow box 
in the corner

"SSL search is off

This network has turned off SSL search, so you cannot see personalised 

The security features of SSL search are not available. Content filtering 
may be in place.

Learn More | Dismiss"

WTF!? This /network/ has turned off SSL search? How?

It transpires that Google provides a service to assist network admins in 
turning off SSL access to Google Search. WTF!?

It seems that BT Wifi have decided to implement this for their 
customer-facing network. WTF!?!? When did this happen?

Yes, yes, I can get round it, use DNS resolvers of my choice, use, yada yada yada.

That is not the point. The point is that BT Wifi are deliberately 
meddling in something that's not their place to meddle in.



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