In the last couple of months we’ve seen tremendous growth in the privacy sector of mobile devices, and that’s logical given all the recent issues that surround certain US government agencies and the surveillance they practice. Products like the Blackphone couldn’t be more timely in being launched at a time when people don’t know who to trust with their most personal information, and now it seems that other bigger companies like Google are joining the wagon.
Google has just announced that Gmail will be more secure in every single aspect. In the past, an HTTPS connection went from being optional to a default setting, but now Google is guaranteeing that every message that you send will be encrypted. This will protect your messages all across Google’s servers and, according to the company, will only visible by the recipient that you’re intending.
We wish we could tell you this is a guaranteed service, but if you listen to our latest edition of the Pocketnow Weekly, you’ll see that nothing that’s made by humans is free of risk. That being said, it’s great to see that companies like Google are taking a step further in making hacking more complicated.