Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Google Encrypts Search, Aims To Foil China, NSA


Google is moving to encrypt search globally, aiming to bypass government censorship – and inhibit NSA snooping. Its latest step is to start automatically encrypting searches made in China, in an effort to counter the censorship system known as the Great Firewall of China. Using this, the Chinese government intercepts searches to check for prohibited phrases such as ‘Dalai Lama’ and ‘Falun Gong’, using its findings to target possible malcontents. That should no longer be possible.