Twitter Takes Step To Make It Harder To Spy On Its Users

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November 22, 2013 AT 2:36 PM
Twitter said it has implemented a security technology that makes it harder to spy on its users and called on other Internet firms to do the same, as Web providers look to thwart spying by government intelligence agencies. The online messaging service, which began scrambling communications in 2011 using traditional HTTPS encryption, said it has added an advanced layer of protection for HTTPS known as "forward secrecy." "Since then, it has become clearer and clearer how important that step was to protecting our users' privacy." Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have publicly complained that the government does not let them disclose data collection efforts.