After the NSA’s revelation that they spy, Google doubled their efforts to encrypt the data 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.(Reported by WP)
But the thing is still Will NSA able to keep snooping the data, that will be a tougher to tell but something said by Eric Grosse, vice president for security engineering at Google:
“It’s an arms race,” “We see these government agencies as among the most skilled players in this game.”
The move by Google is among the most concrete signs yet that recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance efforts have provoked significant backlash within an American technology industry that U.S. government officials long courted as a potential partner in spying programs.
Aside from the U.S. government, sophisticated government hacking efforts emanate from China, Russia, Britain and Israel, say experts.
Google declined to comment on:
- Which type of technology they are using for encryption?
- How many numbers of Data center will involved in this?
- What is the cost ?
[Eric Grosse, vice president for security engineering at Google] 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 theTimes and the Guardian on Thursday.
“This is a just a point of personal honor,” Grosse said. “It will not happen here.”
Ah the end of this, we would like to ask, Who do you trust? Google says they’re going to use strong encryption and will never install back doors or hand over encryption keys to the NSA. At least, that’s what they seem to be saying.