This is the age where breaching is a common phenomenon and moreover, the government snooping also makes it worse for the security concerns of the individuals. The best way to feel protected over the internet is to keep your data safe from the online predators. However, the solutions offered with security are more intense than one can think of.
In a similar direction Google and Dropbox, with the help of Open Technology Fund have partnered up to start an initiative known as Simply Secure. It will transform the security technology in such a way so that it becomes transparent to the end users. The group will collaborate with other open source developers, designers and researchers in order to handle projects like Open Whisper Systems, The Guardian Project, Off-the-Record Messaging and much more.
Google has announced in its recent statement, “We believe that people shouldn’t have to make a trade-off between security and ease of use. This is why we’re happy to support Simply Secure, a new organization dedicated to improving the usability and safety of open-source tools that help people secure their online lives”.
Simply Secure initiative will basically work on the following four principles:
1. To provide a positive, accessible and user centered Internet by making a trustworthy security and privacy system.
2. Privacy and security shall be intuitive.
3. The technology should accept the fact that user’s security is its main concern.
4. The security technology shall be made transparent to the end users.
It may take some time before we will be able to assess the fruits of this collaboration between Google and Dropbox. However, the chances are high that Simply Secure will enhance the level of security on the internet and make it more transparent to the end users.