Yahoo strengthens encryption between data centers, says encrypted Yahoo messenger coming soon

  1. Moving ahead with an announcement made late last year, Yahoo has said that all traffic moving between its data centers is now fully encrypted, and the company is also planning to introduce additional security to other services, including Yahoo Messenger....

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  2. This would be great news if it was possible to trust that Yahoo won't just hand over encryption keys at the drop of a hat. Fact is, until users own their own encryption keys no one can really expect their data to remain safe. Do you really think that yahoo, google, apple, microsoft, or anyone else is going to stand up to the government and tell them they can't have your data? They don't give a crap about your data, shoot they'll sell your data to advertisers if there's a buck to be found.
  3. I would like the keys to Marissa Meyer's booty.
  4. Holotus

    Holotus TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +9

    Still not good enough. Government has the most advanced technology on the planet to break through encryption. And now that the feds are working with Quantum Computing.... encryption becomes useless.
  5. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    The NSA can still legally demand Yahoo to hand over data, and Yahoo cannot say whether they have or have not been served with such a request. Also I thought according to the Snowden docs regular internet encryption was already compromised

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