Google Revs Up User Data Security: Says Even US Government Cannot Get Access

How crucial is your personal data that you store online when you open a new account via any of the social networking sites? Needless to say, it's quite crucial indeed, and with all the recent security issues related to the NSA currently making rounds on the web, it seems like Google is stepping its user data security up a notch with new codes for the same now in place.

Google chief executive, Eric Schmidt, recently spoke at an event in Austin, Texas, on Friday. There he made use of the pedestal by claiming that the company has already completed its efforts to secure user data against any unauthorized access.

Google Revs Up User Data Security To Counter Prying Eyes

On the first day of the annual South by Southwest Interactive conference, Schmidt confirmed to panel moderator Stephen Levy of Wired that the only solution to governmental intrusions seeking user data is "to encrypt data more."

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"We are pretty sure that now the info inside of Google is safe from prying eyes, including those of the US government," said Schmidt, also clarifying that the company was still subject to the Patriot Act and "secret" US courts.

Schmidt said that he views US government's intrusions, including the time when National Security Agency accessed Google user data without Google's knowledge about the same, as no different from similar incursions by other governments.

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"We were attacked by the Chinese in 2010. We were attacked by the NSA in 2013," Schmidt said, as noted down by CNET. However, that doesn't mean Schmidt sees heroism in the actions of leakers. Schmidt said he was seriously "shocked, shocked that Julian Assange leaked the transcript" of a conversation Schmidt had with him.

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