Google's reaction to latest NSA revelations : ENCRYPT!

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Alan Browne, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...722-11e3-a2ec-b47e45e6f8ef_story.html?hpid=z1

    or http://tinyurl.com/lyd9oxk

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    Google officials declined to provide details on the cost of its new
    encryption efforts, the numbers of data centers involved, or the exact
    technology used. Officials did say that it will be what experts call
    “end-to-end,” meaning that both the servers in the data centers and the
    information on the fiber-optic lines connecting them will be encrypted
    using “very strong” technology. The project is expected to be completed
    soon, months ahead of the original schedule.

    Grosse echoed comments from other Google officials, saying that the
    company resists government surveillance and has never weakened its
    encryption systems to make snooping easier — as some companies
    reportedly have, according to the Snowden documents detailed by the
    Times and the Guardian on Thursday.
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    however

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    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 — whether conducted by governments or other
    sophisticated hackers.
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    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
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    Alan Browne, Sep 7, 2013
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    Brian Watson Guest

    QUOTE
    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 — whether conducted by governments or other
    sophisticated hackers.
    ENDQUOTE


    In other words, we will still be snooping on you, but anyone who wants
    access to that valuable information will have to come through us.
     
    Brian Watson, Sep 8, 2013
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