Google is Keeping the NSA Out of Your Data, Eric Schmidt Brags

April 22, 2015 8:48 PM

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Google is Keeping the NSA Out of Your Data, Eric Schmidt Brags

Google (GOOGL) Chairman Eric Schmidt boasted on Wednesday about how improving the encryption of Google's products has successfully shut out warrantless surveillance by the NSA and other law enforcement. Schmidt talked about the encryption advances, and how former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks prompted them, at BoxDev, a yearly developers conference for Box.

"When the Snowden revelations came out, we were very, very upset," Schmidt told Aaron Levie, CEO of Box. "They never said anything to us. So we embarked upon a program to fully encrypt the information that our customers entrusted to us."

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