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Google To Encrypt Cloud Storage Data By Default

jfruh (300774) writes | about a year ago

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jfruh (300774) writes "Worries about snooping are now a permanent part of our computing landscape, but Google is attempting to ameliorate those fears by encrypting all data on its Google Cloud Storage service by default. Data is encrypted with 128-bit AES, and you can manage the keys yourself or have Google do it for you. A Google spokesperson said that the company "does not provide encryption keys to any government.""
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BULLSHIT (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44582237)

You cannot manage the keys yourself. You can encrypt before sending OR you can have Google manage the keys it uses on your behalf. If you choose the latter option this service is useless.

Googles says they don't hand over keys. They wouldn't be allowed to say that they did.

The summary is wrong. Definitely worth reading the article

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