Ya­hoo vows to en­crypt all users’ per­sonal data

The Washington Times Daily - - Business -

SAN FRAN­CISCO | Ya­hoo is ex­pand­ing its ef­forts to pro­tect its users’ online ac­tiv­i­ties from pry­ing eyes by en­crypt­ing all the com­mu­ni­ca­tions and other in­for­ma­tion flow­ing into the In­ter­net com­pany’s data cen­ters around the world.

The com­mit­ment an­nounced Mon­day fol­lows a re­cent re­port that the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency has been hack­ing into the com­mu­ni­ca­tions lines of the data cen­ters run by Ya­hoo and Google Inc. to in­ter­cept in­for­ma­tion about what peo­ple do and say online.

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