The Google’s upcoming mobile operating system Android L, which is considered to have an upper hand against the odds in terms of security. And it will be automatically encrypting your user data right out of the box as we mentioned earlier. It is that encryption that will make it harder for those law enforcement agencies to get access to your data. From years, Android had made it optional for their users to encrypt their data, but now, that function will be up and running as soon as you switch on your smartphone.
Apple and Google, the two biggest tech giants in the world, have announced that they do not have access to, or store any of your personal data. This was obvious, because there was immense pressure from the public because of increased NSA surveillance along with other law enforcement agencies.
But that is not the happy ending of the story, because both of the companies have also received some warning from those law enforcement agencies, that this step may make it more difficult for them to prevent and solve crimes.
Though it might take a while for all the users (and devices) to update to the Android L, because the Android market is so large. But it is expected that most of the flagship devices that are launched from now on, will have Android L out of the box, and so will be the encryption of your data.
Source: Washington Post
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