Google Enhances Encryption Technology; Will It Safeguard Your Email Data from Leaks?

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Google's enhanced encryption technology is good news for many Google users. Their Gmail account will now benefit from added security protections with the help of an encryption technology, which will ensure better protection of messages moving across Google's internal networks.

While Google's enhanced encryption technology may seem like a very recent upgrade, this was already implemented by Google way back in 2010. Back then, the company made a secure connection between the web servers and the company's own servers such that attackers cannot snoop into the messages as it travel via computers through the Google network.

The announcement of the enhanced technolgy from Google comes a day after co-founder Larry Page condemned US government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy.

Google's enhanced encryption technology will now be applied to all links between Google data centers, which means as long as your email is sent via Google, data security is maintained at all costs.

According to a spokesperson, Google's enhanced encryption technology is an outcome of the earlier announcement to backlash NSA attempts to probe into data scrutiny of the users.

This move from the internet-giant aims to secure its data centers and servers across the globe. It came about following the most extraordinary disclosure in documents leaked by Edward Snowden, NSA system analyst,

Gmail engineering security Chief Nicolas Lidzborski said in a blog post, "Starting today, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email."

"Today's change means that no one can listen in on your messages as they go back and forth between you and Gmail's servers - no matter if you're using public WiFi or logging in from your computer, phone or tablet," the blog post added.

Google CEO Larry Page maintained that the NSA's actions had not been done with the company's knowledge and said, "For me, it's tremendously disappointing that the government sort of secretly did all these things and didn't tell us.:

"I don't think we can have a democracy if we have to protect you and our users from the government for stuff that we never had a conversation about," Page added.

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