Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was recently interviewed by Stephen Levy of Wired at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference, and as usual had some interesting things to say.
Basically, the gist of it is that Google has recently beefed up their encryption, apparently to the point where our government is no longer able to access our data. Which is good news considering the fact that Google was successfully attacked by the NSA in 2013.
It’s good to know that Google is taking our data privacy seriously, considering the recent push for cloud based services these past few years. Personally I’m on the “who really cares” end of the spectrum, I have nothing to hide from the NSA, but I do understand the desire/need for privacy. I’m glad Google has our backs, even when it comes to protecting our data from our own government.
For a more detailed write up, check out this article on CNET.