Android L will offer iOS 8-like data encryption as a default security measure: Report

By on September 19, 2014 at 10:57 AM.

Android L will offer iOS 8-like data encryption as a default security measure: Report

A day after Apple detailed its new privacy measures; Google has opened up about its own plans to boost security on Android. The company will enable data encryption by default on devices running on Android L, which means all data will be inaccessible unless the person has the decryption key, The Washington Post reports. More →
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Gmail encrypts messages for security of data, gets protection from government snooping

By on March 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM.

Gmail encrypts messages for security of data, gets protection from government snooping

Google announced that it would encrypt Gmail messages in order to increase the security of content, and prevent snooping on a user’s account. Starting today, Gmail will use an encrypted HTTPS connection on all email messages sent or received, even while moving these messages internally between Google's data centers, to ensure the privacy and safety of users' content. More →
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Govt to intercept BBM services directly with a dedicated server

By on February 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM.

Govt to intercept BBM services directly with a dedicated server

The Indian givernment has finally found a way to encrypt data from BlackBerry and other popular email services sch as Yahoo, Skype, Nokia Pushmail, Gmail and others. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is working on a model wherein direct tapping of BBM services would be possible instead of sending requests to RIM for surveillance. To sort out this issue, the MHA has set up a server, controlled by a team of officers which would help in direct linkage with the servers of these giants for interception. The MHA has also suggested that the interception of email services by Yahoo, Nokia Pushmail and Gmail can take place if these service providers ensure that all emails accessed from India are routed through servers located in India. Conversations through Skype would soon get intercepted as well, with Skype planning to set up India-centric software. More →
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India may seek Interpol’s help to encrypt data from BlackBerry, Gmail & Skype

By on December 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM.

India may seek Interpol’s help to encrypt data from BlackBerry, Gmail & Skype

The Telecom Minister of India Kapil Sibal has recently held a meeting with the Interpol Secretary General Ronald K Noble to discuss intercept mechanism of such communications which would help in combating telecom crimes. Indian security agencies are not able to intercept the encrypted communication from services like BlackBerry, Gmail, Nokia Pushmail and Skype. The Department of Telecom may seek the experience of the U.S agencies, both technical and regulatory as to how do they intercept such messages in readable format. The Telecom Minister and the Interpol Secretary have also discussed sharing know how for interception and monitoring of encrypted communication, making call line identification (CLI) mandatory for telecom users traceability. Read
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