ANDROID L IS COMING: ENCRYPTED DATA BY DEFAULT FOR MORE PRIVACY

ANDROID L IS COMING: ENCRYPTED DATA BY DEFAULT FOR MORE PRIVACY

The new version of the operating system for smartphones and Android tablets will encrypt data by default. As announced by Google, the head office of the most popular operating system in the world, this function will be a real barrier to protect personal information. Google’s answer to iOS 8’s “security” was not long in coming.

Starting from 2011 Android will offer some options to make data (calls, emails, text messages, photos and contact list) inaccessible; although few users have actually used this options before. Thus the news is the activation of encrypted data by default on all coming devices. Without the express permission of the owner, no one will be able to open and view the files saved, not even a public official during an investigation.

In Android L all data stored in the device will be protected by automatic code: however this protection only applies to data physically stored in the device. In fact, it will have no effect on those stored on cloud computing. However, files, contacts, messages and documents uploaded to Google Drive or iCloud can be claimed by a court order.

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