Google has taken another step against NSA surveillance on Thursday as they promised users to use an encrypted HTTPS connection everytime a Gmail users checks or sends and email. Gmail made it default in 2010 but this announcement says to Gmail users that no one will be able to listen to their conversations in Gmail as they travel from users to Gmail Servers.

Last year, reports surfaced about unencrypted data packets passing through fiber linkages between private data centers could be intercepted by government spies without the data center operators knowing. Governments was reported to gain access to millions of records daily from internal Yahoo and Google networks. Gmail addresses this issue by encrypting meesage moving internally and as the move between Google’s own data centers.

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