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Google Services and Encryption

Posted by Mally Mclane | Filed under interesting feature, news

Over the past 6 months, there has been a lot of publicity over what the Intelligence Services of the UK and the USA have access to. When the story first broke, the University issued a news item on it’s thoughts around the issue and you can find that here: http://www.bris.ac.uk/it-services/news/2013/datasecurity19june.html

Since then, the various big technology companies have been investing time/effort into making their networks/services even more secure and resilient to attack/interception. The EFF (a long time advocate of privacy on the internet) has this week published a simple table on which companies are making the most effort and we’re pleased to see that Google is at the top, with 5 out of 5:

 

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It’s not important to know what the 5 column headings mean, just that they show Google are taking every step they can to prevent your information being read by anyone other than you. This includes criminals, governments, competitors – anyone who shouldn’t have access to your data without the appropiate legal document.

You can read more on the story at the EFF’s website: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/encrypt-web-report-whos-doing-what

 

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