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U.s. Firm Helped The Spyware Industry Build A Potent Digital Weapon For Sale Overseas - The Washington Post

Theres a lot of products to update so were not at 100 percent yet but were actively engaged with all the teams, Grosse said, acknowledging that Google Maps, Google Earth and other services still connect to users in ways that can easily be intercepted. Grosse said comprehensive use of encryption should now be regarded as a basic responsibility of Internet services to their users. Were probably already [encrypted] to a sufficiently high level that I would guess our adversaries are already having to scramble and shift to some other widely-used service that has not gone to SSL, he said, referring to a form of encryption called the secure socket layer, which is indicated by a padlock icon on some browsers.
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