Google Now Encrypting Web Searches Globally


Published 03/13 2014 10:39AM

Updated 03/13 2014 10:40AM

Google says it's now routinely encrypting web searches globally.

That's according to an article in the Washington Post.

The encryption will make it more challenging for countries such as china to censor user searches and track what citizens are viewing.

Governments can still choose to block Google services altogether.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt says *encryption* can effectively "end government censorship within a decade."

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