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This article was published on November 18, 2013

Yahoo follows Google in protecting user data, will encrypt information between its data centers by end of Q1 2014

Yahoo follows Google in protecting user data, will encrypt information between its data centers by end of Q1 2014
Emil Protalinski
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Emil Protalinski

Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Yahoo today announced plans to beef up security across all its products. As such, the company is making three promises:

  • Encrypt all information that moves between its data centers by the end of Q1 2014.
  • Offer users an option to encrypt all data flow to/from Yahoo by the end of Q1 2014.
  • Work closely with its international Mail partners to ensure that Yahoo co-branded Mail accounts are https-enabled.

At the same time, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reiterated the company “has never given access to our data centers to the NSA or to any other government agency. Ever.”

Our Commitment to Protecting Your Information

See also – Yahoo Mail users quietly given HTTPS security option following pressure from privacy advocates and Google reportedly speeding up its encryption program to better protect user data from the NSA

Top Image Credit: Miguel Saavedra