Google Drive reportedly encrypting files, keeping prying eyes off of your cloud

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CNET has learned that Google may be implementing measures to keep the government (or anyone else) out of your Google Drive-stored data. Should this be true, folks concerned about their privacy — everyone, we would hope — might rest easier in a post-PRISM world. According to one of CNET‘s anonymous sources, this isn’t some flight of fancy, either: A small percentage of Drive files are already protected. Of course, even such digital protection is not guaranteed to keep your files private, but it would force those who would like a peek to obtain your login credentials first. Not that Uncle Sam would ever do such a thing without legal permission, right?