Mar 142014
 March 14, 2014  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Craig Timberg and Jia Lynn Yang report:

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.

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