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CURRENT EVENT #362 TREVOR NESTOR PERIOD 3 Google's Gmail adds security after China  hacking Buzz up! 2 votes Send o Email Share o Delicious o Digg o Facebook o Fark o Newsvine o Reddit o StumbleUpon o Technorati o Twitter o Yahoo! Bookmarks Print RELATED QUOTES GOOG 587.09 -3.39 ^DJUSS 449.88 +5.66 ^IXK 1,170.91 +13.26 Wed Jan 13, 5:59 pm ET MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google is tightening the security of its free e-mail service to combat computer hackers like the ones that recently targeted it in China. With the shift, Gmail accounts will automatically be set in an "https" mode, meaning contents of e- mail will be scrambled so they're less likely to leak out to unauthorized users. Before, only the log- in data was encrypted.
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Google hadn't been using this more secure format as Gmail's default setting because it can be
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Unformatted text preview: slower than the unprotected mode. The shift to the more secure setting began late Tuesday, just a few hours after Google announced Chinese hackers had pried into the e-mail accounts of human rights activists. Google is now considering pulling out of China and shutting down its search engine there because of the attacks. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100113/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_gmail_security This article states that Google is considering ending its service to China due to aChinese cyber attack. This is significant because China is already severely regulated in information sharing policies....
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