Google trying to NSA-proof gmail

Google headquarters (CNN)

(CNN) — Have a Gmail account?

Google says it has beefed up security to make mass surveillance of your email nearly impossible, securing how you connect to its servers.

Now, Gmail is strictly using a secure communications protocol called HTTPS, and it encrypts your email on its entire journey.

The move is in response to disclosures about government surveillance made by former National Security Administration contractor Edward Snowden, who spoke during the South by Southwest Interactive Festival via video conference. His appearance came with the shielding help of seven proxies.

Google’s changes are said to be not quite NSA-proof, but they’re close. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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