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Even when I visit
nosslsearch.google.com I ultimately get redirected to
https://www.google.com. Why is this? (I'm not signed in to google, and I'm entering these in the urlbar, not the search plugins.)
I've tried Firefox 23 on both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, with the same results. I've also tried Chrome on Windows 7 with the same result. I've tried using Firefox in safe mode with all addons disabled, and clean profiles and clean installs of Firefox.
Surely the purpose of the nosslsearch site is to allow non-HTTPS searches, but using the firefox console, I see that it first redirects me to
http://www.google.com which subsequently just redirects me to
https://www.google.com. Why is it doing this?
(I need non-HTTPS search as HTTPS are blocked)