Encryption in a messaging app is a no brainer. It offers a level of privacy that many users want, especially in recent times where privacy is a major concern and the lack of privacy is so obvious. But it can have consequences for future features.
Google has stopped requiring Lollipop devices to be encrypted by default. Google made waves last year when it announced that devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop would require full-disk encryption by default. The move was ... Read More »
In a world where government snooping is becoming normal, companies are finding new ways to combat the invasion of privacy. One of the simplest ways to do this is by offering encryption for the contents of a device. Google has been offering encryption on some Android devices since 2011, but it’s always been shut off ... Read More »
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Security is a big issue in this day and age. We have personal information in a lot of different places, and if we’re not careful it can easily get into the wrong hands. This extends beyond just photos that were meant for just you and your significant other. It’s not hard to imagine it being ... Read More »
Google focuses quite a bit on security, despite its occasional goof up. For example, Gmail users have been using HTTPS encryption by default since 2010. Ever since the huge NSA leaks, Google has been working to make your email unreadable without a legal warrant. Now Google has improved Gmail’s security in response to the NSA ... Read More »