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HTTPS / SSL availability of Microsoft Academic Search RRS feed

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  • I realize that this product is still in development and only considered at Beta functionality but I am wondering why HTTPS is not available.  Microsoft has pronounced their commitment to protect customer data through encryption and I feel that this product is especially important for protection.

    In many places in the world the pursuit of knowledge and the information that people are researching could constitute retaliation by government or private institutions.  Sad to see that even today established powers can have such a restrictive effect on human progress.  Even in so called "free societies" with the revelations of Edward Snowden it has become apparent that search privacy is important and I can't think of a place more so than in academic research.

    Could Microsoft please enable SSL communication with the Microsoft Academic Search product as soon as possible, or at a minimum add it as a required feature to be completed prior to official release?

    Thanks and continue the good work!

    Sova

    Friday, May 1, 2015 8:05 PM