Come on. Seriously, GOOG? For realz?
Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying
Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world in a bid to thwart snooping by the NSA and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments, company officials said Friday.
The move by Google is among the most concrete signs yet that recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance efforts have provoked significant backlash within an American technology industry that U.S. government officials long courted as a potential partner in spying programs.
"Courted" and "potential" my Sweet Aunt Fanny.
And does WaPo really expect us to believe none of this encryption will have backdoors? Or that the keys won't be handed over, or socially engineered away? I guess they do.
Finally, "racing" is always a tell. The only kind of story "racing" appears in is a ginned up crisis -- the racing is exactly because the crisis is ginned up -- where the "race" is to get the public relations story straight. There's a lot of racing going on with ObamaCare, for example.