Twitter to encrypt direct messages

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Twitter to encrypt direct messages

As a result of the growing NSA revelations, the social micro-blogging site is upping its defenses by planning to encrypt its direct messaging Service.

Twitter is fighting back against NSA surveillance by encrypting its direct messaging service to bolster the privacy of its users.

The social networking site was also working on other “new security measures” and was among prominent tech giants looking to increase defenses following the NSA leaks by former defence contractor Edward Snowden.

Last month, Twitter introduced a big change to the site by allowing all users to direct message anyone on the service instead of limiting it only to individuals who follow one another.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com

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