You'll notice a tiny lock icon in the address bar if you're reading this article on a 

browser, just like you would if you were reading something on 9to5Mac, the Verge

or Apple's website. It has served as a global representation of security and safety

for many years, but Google just stated that it will no longer exist. Why? Because 

the lock's true meaning was never what people initially believed it to be. The lock

is a global representation of security that suggests reliability and encryption, but in

changed names. Here's where to look for the app. For quicker access, you may also