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1 minute readYahoo Announces Encryption Between Data Centers

By Kyle Christopher

Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo, has announced that all traffic between Yahoo data centers is fully encrypted as of two days ago. This follows the announcement made by Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer last November regarding the company’s security measures following the disclosure of US surveillance practices. 

The announcement by Yahoo is aimed at making it more difficult for outsiders to decipher emails and other information moving between data centers.

“Our goal is to encrypt our entire platform for all users at all time[s], by default,” wrote newly installed chief security information officer Alex Stamos in the blog post.

This announcement is part of an industry-wide push for more data security and reforms to US surveillance programs.

In December, Yahoo joined a growing list of companies pushing for surveillance reforms.

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Reid is the founder and CEO of Reliant Technology and for 14 years has pursued his mission to remove the pain associated with maintaining IT infrastructure. Reid writes on common challenges related to maintaining, servicing, tracking, budgeting, and upgrading technology.

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