Google Trialing “NSA-Proof” Encryption For Its Drive Storage

According to a report on CNET, Google is preparing a new type of encryption on its Google Drive files that prevents the NSA and other intelligence organizations from accessing the files. Google is doing this to increase user privacy of its cloud storage and synchronization service.

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Google’s name has been mentioned in the NSA PRISM scandals so by taking these measures according to two unnamed Google sources, is to improve Google’s public image and the public’s confidence in their services. This improved encryption and security of users files makes it so Google would not be able to give out the contents of the storage data even if intelligence agencies demand it with the help of a legally obtained warrant.

Source: CNET | News Archive

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