Tech firms `will win` encryption battle: Google chief

Technology firms will ultimately prevail in their efforts to use strong encryption on devices that cannot be accessed by the government, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Wednesday.

US, UK for encryption of online services to track terrorists

Terming the cyber threat as one of the most serious national security challenges, US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have asked for encryption of online services by private companies to maintain both people's privacy and help track down terrorists.

Google set to improve users` security, privacy with easy high-end encryption

Google is working to improve users` security by making high-end encryption easy, while Apple is set to add privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo to their next OS.

BitTorrent rolls out secure chat service following NSA leaks

BitTorrent has reportedly announced a secure chat service that would only a message`s sender and receiver to see the content irrespective of whether it is encrypted or not.

After Google, Microsoft to encrypt data across networks to thwart govt. snooping

After Google and Yahoo, Microsoft is reportedly set to encrypt all the data flowing through its networks in a bid to thwart government surveillance.

Twitter toughens encryption to thwart snooping

Twitter has used an `impossible` mathematical problem to protect its users from electronic snooping.