Yahoo Data Center

Everyone is aware of the NSA spying and trying to apply safeguards to keep NSA far.  Yahoo shows out a latest example of this, according to an announcement  to customers on Yahoo’s Tumblr page by company president and CEO Marissa Mayer “Yahoo will add encryption to all its services in an effort to shield customers from ongoing monitoring and data collection by the National Security Agency.”

Mayer stated in the online statement that these changes are in response to the NSA leaks, which have transgressed the public and challenged internet leaders to come up with an answer.

Let’s read more, what she said:

“We’ve worked hard over the years to earn our users’ trust and we fight hard to preserve it. As you know, there have been a number of reports over the last six months about the US government secretly accessing user data without the knowledge of tech companies, including Yahoo,” she wrote.

“I want to reiterate what we have said in the past: Yahoo has never given access to our data centers to the NSA or to any other government agency. Ever. There is nothing more important to us than protecting our users’ privacy.”

All of the changes will be implemented by the first quarter of 2014, said Mayer.

If we investigate more about this, so it becomes clear—this online statement is the effect of a news by The Washington Post which revealed that the NSA penetrated into the communication links of Yahoo and Google centers around the world. By doing so, NSA able to collect information from hundreds of user accounts, in which most of them are Americans.

Recently, Yahoo announced to secure its mail service by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypting with a 2048-bit key and in the online statement, Mayer includes about this:

We will encrypt all information that moves between our data centers by the end of Q1 of 2014,” she wrote, adding that Yahoo plans to “offer users an option to encrypt all data flow to/from Yahoo by the end of Q1 2014, work closely with our international Mail partners to ensure that Yahoo co-branded Mail accounts are https-enabled.”



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