I think we have all heard enough about how the NSA has been accessing information through various internet sources. Now that everyone has had a chance to process this knowledge, what can we do?
Wikipedia, the popular internet encyclopedia, announced the adaptation of encryption on their website to protect user activity information. The encryption is similar to that of bank and other financial data transferring facilities’ websites. Users will go through similar secure login steps. Once users have been securely logged in, their activity on Wikipedia cannot be monitored by outside sources.
As of now, Wikipedia users are not required to login to access Wikipedia’s extensive information, unless they are editors and contributors. Applying the encryption technology will mean that general users will have to generate and remember IDs and passwords. This may be a bit annoying at first, but if you think of the trade off, it seems worthwhile to memorize one more set of account information.
What do you think?
Wikipedia to introduce encryption for greater protection