Big tech claims to be fighting the NSA

Thanks to the whistleblowing of Edward Snowden, the NSA has been revealed to be going after data through companies like Google and Facebook. Now, those companies are making efforts to protect your data… or are they?

Google has spent months and millions of dollars encrypting email, search queries and other information flowing among its data centers worldwide. Facebook’s chief executive said at a conference this fall that the government “blew it.” And though it has not been announced publicly, Twitter plans to set up new types of encryption to protect messages from snoops.

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