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‘Prism-proof’ tech allows websites to encrypt all your data


MIT researchers are working together with the Meteor Development Group on a Mylar project that would allow companies to offer customers fully encrypted Internet services, MIT Technology Review reports. Mylar would extend data security to servers, adding a new layer of encryption to complement the encrypted connection between a personal computer and server. Mylar would actually encrypt the user’s data on a server, requiring the related decryption password in order to access the data. As a result, the data would be safe from prying eyes and various Prism-like spying operations. “You don’t notice any difference, but your data gets encrypted using your password inside your browser before it goes to the server,” researcher Raluca Popa said. “If the government asks the company for

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