'Encrypt everything:' Google's answer to government surveillance is catching on

    Date22 Nov 2013
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    While Microsoft's busy selling t-shirts and mugs about how Google's "Scroogling" you, the search giant's chairman is busy tackling a much bigger problem: How to keep your information secure in a world full of prying eyes and governments willing to drag in data by the bucket load. And according to Google's Eric Schmidt, the answer is fairly straightforward. "We can end government censorship in a decade," Schmidt said Wednesday during a speech in Washington, according to Bloomberg. "The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything."
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