Google Inc (GOOG) encrypts Gmail traffic between servers to block NSA

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)
 has announced that it has improved its encryption for Gmail in order to protect customers from potential spying. The National Security Agency (NSA) has widely criticized for tapping into the communications at various technology companies as revealed by leaked documents by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Gmail will use “an encrypted HTTPS connection” whenever someone checks their mail.

The expanded protection will make sure that your e-mail is safe from being monitored no matter what sort of network that you are logged into, even if it is a public connection. The messages inside of the Google data center network will also be encrypted so that your e-mail moves from one Gmail server to another one while having protection the entire time.

Google said that the changes became a top priority after “last summer?s revelations.”

[Source: TechCrunch]