Google devices will be offering the option of encryption in future but users are not very happy about using this feature. The next operating from Google, the Android L will be encrypting the user’s data by default. It is a measure by Google to make private information’s to be hacked by fraudsters.
On Thursday Apple also said that devices which will be running the new ‘iOS 8’ software will be encrypted by default and even the company itself will not be able to obtain access. This provision was available earlier also but most users were not aware of it or did not enable it.
The Cupertino Giant CEO, Tim Cook had posted online and assured users that the company is committed to providing a great customer experience which will not come at the expense of their privacy.
After announcing the default encryption for all Apple devices which will be running on iOS 8 software, Mr. Cook took a swipe at Google and remarked sarcastically that Apple will never use its customer information to sell things to them.
Cook wrote, “We don’t ‘monetise’ the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud and we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you.”
Of course Apple also has an advertising business which goes by the name of iAd but users can disable it.
Taking cue from the latest cue by Apple, Google soon followed suit and declared its stance on privacy, also incorporating default encryption.
Shortly after, Google A spokesman said: “For over three years, Android has offered encryption, and keys are not stored off of the device, so they cannot be shared with law enforcement. As part of our next Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of the box, so you won’t even have to think about turning it on.”