Friday, 18 March 2016

#Google, #Facebook and other major tech compaines are increasing their data security, which is pleasing news to all

Google is investigating whether the encryption used for emails as part of its End-To-End project can be applied to other products. Snapchat, the photo- and video-sharing service, is also at work on a more secure messaging system, The Guardian added.
Encryption has been a hot-button topic lately because of Apple's battle with the US Department of Justice. The DOJ has been trying to force the company to unlock an iPhone 5C used by one of the shooters who killed 14 people in the San Bernardino, California, massacre in December. But the renewed encryption efforts by Facebook and the other tech companies started before Apple's fight with the DOJ, The Guardian said.

Read the full story here:  http://www.cnet.com/au/news/facebook-google-whatsapp-to-beef-up-data-encryption/