Snooping has been a hot topic since Edward Snowden revealed his vast wealth of data on the NSA. Now, social networking site Twitter is taking the potential for a leak to heart.
Twitter has implemented new security measures that should make it much more difficult for anyone to eavesdrop on communications between its servers and users, and is calling on other Internet companies to follow its lead.
The company has implemented “perfect forward secrecy” on its web and mobile platforms, it said Friday. The technology should make it impossible for an organization to eavesdrop on encrypted traffic today and decrypt it at some point in the future.