(The Hosting News) – With the recent reports of U.S. government agencies secretly accessing the data servers of tech companies, Yahoo has pledged to expand security efforts to its users by encrypting all information that goes through the company’s data centers.
“Yahoo has never given access to our data centers to the NSA or to any other government agency. Ever,” said Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer.
According to Yahoo’s official blog, the company will extend security efforts by encrypting all information that goes to their data centers and by giving users the option if they want to encrypt the data that goes to and from the Yahoo centers.
Yahoo vows to have these services done by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Also, users will see https on their Yahoo Mail as an effort to further secure data information. This should be done by the beginning of January 2014.
This statement comes days after Google released a report showing the increase in data request by the government. Other companies such as Facebook and Apple have made similar efforts to protect their user’s personal information.