Encryption is coming.  Google’s recent backtracking from their announcement that Lollipop would use full disk encryption is proof – not that it is here, but that major device vendors understand the relationship between encryption and personal security.

Google quietly backs away from encrypting new Lollipop devices by default [Updated] | Ars Technica.

Thanks to HD Moore abd Ars Technica

“The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has urged lawyers, journalists, doctors, accountants, priests and others with a duty to protect confidentiality to upgrade security in the wake of the spy surveillance revelations.

Snowden said professionals were failing in their obligations to their clients, sources, patients and parishioners in what he described as a new and challenging world.

“What last year’s revelations showed us was irrefutable evidence that unencrypted communications on the internet are no longer safe. Any communications should be encrypted by default,” he said.

The response of professional bodies has so far been patchy.”

via Edward Snowden urges professionals to encrypt client communications | World news | theguardian.com.

 

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