Google accelerates data encryption efforts to thwart NSA snooping
| by tech2 News Staff |
Google has accelerated its efforts towards encrypting the information that has been flowing through its data centres across the world to thwart snooping by NSA and intelligence agencies, according to a report by Washington Post.
Google steps up encryption
Now, it is believed that encrypting information flowing among data centers doesn’t make it impossible for intelligence agencies to snoop on individual users of Google services. It wont even effect legal requirements that the company has to comply with court orders or valid national security requests for data. But according to the company officials and independent security experts, the wider use of encryption technology makes mass surveillance more difficult irrespective of who conducts it (government of other sophisticated hackers). Apart from the US government, sophisticated government hacking efforts emerge from China, Russia, Britain and Israel.
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