U.S. Secretary Of Homeland Security Warns About The Dangers Of Pervasive Encryption

April 22, 2015 7:09 PM

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U.S. Secretary Of Homeland Security Warns About The Dangers Of Pervasive Encryption

Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said the company has evidence that its efforts to improve encryption in the wake of Edward Snowden leaks have worked. His remarks at BoxDev, Box’s yearly developer conference, come as law enforcement officials are criticizing encryption efforts for slowing down investigations.

In response to a question about encryption from Box CEO Aaron Levie, Schmidt said that after the Snowden leaks, his company was “very, very upset.” He joked that Google wasn’t given a heads up about the activities of the American NSA, which he noted that in slang is often called “never say anything....

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