Google encrypting Gmail messages

Google have assured their users that its popular Gmail service has now been encrypted to retard...

Google have assured their users that its popular Gmail service has now been encrypted to retard spying in the case of agencies like the NSA

Jack Mc Glynn, ClickOnline.com

, Last Updated: 11:21 AM ET

Google has assured its users that its popular Gmail service has now been encrypted to stop spying from agencies, such as the NSA.

Nicolas Lidzborski, Gmail's engineering security chief said in a post on the official Gmail blog:

"Your email is important to you, and making sure it stays safe and always available is important to us,"

"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 Wi-Fi or logging in from your computer, phone or tablet."

Not that this will necessarily win the war on cyber-spying.

But it's good for Tech Giants like Google to be taking the fight to the NSA and its suspect counterparts.


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