It may be easier than ever for governments and corporations to spy on us but at least they won’t be able to censor us for much longer. Bloomberg reports that Google chairman Eric Schmidt this week said that he thinks the days when governments are able to censor information they don’t want their people to know are numbered. The key, Schmidt explained, is that major tech companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook will soon start implementing strengthened encryption on users’ e-mail and social-media posts that they claim won’t be easily broken by the government until 2030.
“We have strengthened our systems remarkably as a result of the most recent events,” Schmidt said. “It’s reasonable to expect that the industry as a whole will continue to strengthen these systems… The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything.”