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Google Steps Up Its Program To Encrypt Its Data

   
3:09 pm on Sep 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world in a bid to thwart snooping by the NSA and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments, company officials said Friday.Google Steps Up Its Program To Encrypt Its Data [washingtonpost.com]
Google’s encryption initiative, initially approved last year, was accelerated in June as the tech giant struggled to guard its reputation as a reliable steward of user information amid controversy about the NSA’s PRISM program,...
Encrypting information flowing among data centers will not make it impossible for intelligence agencies to snoop on individual users of Google services, nor will it have any effect on legal requirements that the company comply with court orders or valid national security requests for data. But company officials and independent security experts said that increasingly widespread use of encryption technology makes mass surveillance more difficult...
9:32 pm on Sep 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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If the NSA wants the information they will get it, resistance is futile.
2:57 pm on Sep 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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You mean they don't already encrypt it? Data that's worth trillions an the right/wrong hands?
 

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