Google is encrypting search globally. That’s bad for the NSA and China’s censors

Google has begun routinely encrypting Web searches conducted in China, posing a bold new challenge to that nation’s powerful system for censoring the Internet and tracking what individual users are viewing online.The company says the move is part of a global expansion of privacy technology designed to thwart surveillance by government intelligence agencies, police and hackers who, with widely available tools, can view e-mails, search queries and video chats when that content is unprotected. see:Google encrypts search text in China
Google has started to encrypt searches made by people in China.The move is widely seen as a way for users of the search engine to avoid official scrutiny of where they go online, reports the Washington Post.It is also seen as a reaction to continuing revelations about the extent of surveillance of web browsing habits by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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