Friday, June 19, 2009

Google to improve cloud security

Google has responded quickly to an open letter signed by 38 security and privacy experts (including yours truly) asking them to improve the security of their cloud applications (such as Docs, Mail and Calendar). They are planning trials of the use by default of secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol, which will protect information while in transit between user machines and Google's servers.

This is an important protection for Google's users, especially those with laptops whose WiFi links can be easily monitored. Bravo to Google, and to the original author of the open letter Chris Soghoian.

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