Yahoo Will Encrypt All Data Moving Between its Data Centres

In a move to reassure customers about the privacy and security of their data, Yahoo today said it will encrypt all data moving between its data centers. The announcement, made in a Tumblr by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, follows a similar effort by Google.Documents leaked by former NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden suggest that the National Security Agency has attempted to intercept data moving across private intra-data center networks operated by both Google and Yahoo. see:Yahoo is extending encryption across its services — but you’ll have to turn it on yourself
Three weeks after The Washington Post reported that the NSA had broken into Yahoo’s data center traffic, the company has announced that it’s locking down its systems. It’s a timely step for the company, which has mostly lagged behind other companies when it comes to user privacy.In a Tumblr post Monday, CEO Marissa Mayer pledged to encrypt all of its internal network communications by the end of the first quarter of 2014. That should help insulate users somewhat against unwanted snooping by hackers and government agencies. In addition, the company plans to extend SSL encryption to all of its services, expanding on an earlier promise to enable the security feature by default for its e-mail users.

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