According to the official report, a representative of the company has declared to The Washington Post that the Google is planned to make data encryption the default setting for Android L OS (operating system), put to be revealed in probably coming month.
Google speaker Niki Christoff talked to The Washington Post; Android has presented encryption for more than three years. Moreover, keys are not hoarded off of the device, so they could not be distributed with law enforcement. He further added that, as per our next Android launch, encryption would be allowed by default out of the box. Thus you don’t even need to turn it on.
Since 2011, Encryption is being presented on most of the Android devices, though it allows the users to activate it manually.
But presently, Google is allowing its users the auto-encryption function. So, the upcoming devices are up with the Android L OS (Operating System) would come with the automatically enabled encryption functionality.
The Apple latest iOS 8 that was released recently on Wednesday in preparation of the iPhone 6 launch today also has auto-encryption method that prevent Apple to access user data.
Encryption that are firstly revealed by Apple and now by Google signify that it would be quite difficult for the law enforcement agencies to way in the smartphones data without the consent of user’s pass code, either they would come up with the valid warrant to do so.
Tim Cook, Apple Chief Executive told in a recent interview with PBS Charlie Rose that “if the government settled a subpoena at its doors, Apple “can’t provide” the data.”We don’t have a key. The door is closed.”
On the other hand, Google representatives revealed that the company is already working on the default encryption feature from past several months. Google waited for the Apple Company to do the announcement regarding iPhone 6.
As per the revelation, arising from the confidential documents, which were leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, last year, presented that the progress towards the auto-encryption by both companies comes as many of the Silicon Valley’s major technology troupe work to settle users’ information privacy concerns.
Certainly, Apple users were too confused concerning the situation happened last month that the nude-photo of a celebrity leaked, believed to have come from the iCloud backups.
As per the Android Community Site ‘Phandroid”, Google goes to assist users remain their data confidential, the company is now inquiring app developers to make their home address public.
Google Play Developer Console is presently alarming developers to “Add a physical contact address” to their financial records opening from September 30, Phandroid reported on September 18. You can see the address, which will be openly evident on the developer’s app detail page in the Play Store, and it will be obligatory for paid apps or apps with in-app purchases to provide a physical address, as revealed on the site. If you have not provided the address, developers could sprint the threat of having their app deleted from the store.