Unity Shopping lens updated with HTTPS support (Ubuntu 12.10)
Unity Shopping lens is a recently landed lens, allowing the user to 1 click-away (by typing a word in Dash home's search area) access commercial online search results (from Amazon) directly from the Dash.
Since its implementation as default in Ubuntu 12.10, the lens has gathered various complains across the internets, especially related to its manner of communicating with (external) servers via HTTP, with loses in security.
A new updated version of the Shopping lens has landed in Quantal, shifting from HTTP to HTTPS, thus eliminating the mentioned concerns and strengthening the communication process between one's local machine and the communicating-with servers.
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a versatile widely used communication protocol, designed with secure communication qualities in mind, basically, adding SSL/TLS security capabilities to the regular HTTP.
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