Twitter Launches Operation ‘Forward Secrecy’

Reports of corporate espionage by the National Security Agency just keep rolling in, and San Francisco-based microblogging site Twitter Inc. is stepping up its game to protect the data of its users.

Twitter’s plan is to use “forward secrecy,” a security measure that prevents hackers from decoding users’ encrypted data. “If an adversary is currently recording all Twitter users’ encrypted traffic, and they later crack or steal Twitter’s private keys, they should not be able to use those keys to decrypt the recorded traffic,” the company explained in a blog post.

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