Google is encrypting the data of smartphones in order to protect them from cyberattack, the company announced on Thursday.
The move is part of a larger effort to protect data and make it more secure in a digital world, including a push to provide users with a secure alternative to a phone’s encryption key.
The company’s move is designed to protect its data from cyberattacks and other hackers, said Marc Randazza, senior vice president of Google Security, in a blog post.
Users can turn on back-ups and encrypt their data using the “Backflow” feature, which Google introduced in December.
The feature makes the data more secure by allowing the data to be encrypted and later unencrypted by default, Randazda said.
Google’s “backflow” features were introduced in late December to help protect data stored on devices that have been compromised by hackers.
In January, Google announced a new encryption feature for Android devices that helps protect users from phishing attacks.
That feature also includes a back-up feature that can be used by users who have already encrypted their data and are using Google services, Randazzza said.
The new encryption options are currently available in a limited number of Android smartphones.
Google said that it also has been working with security vendors to develop a system for secure storage of data on Google devices.
“It is critical that we make it easy for the vast majority of our users to securely store and access their data on our devices,” Randazada said.
“We know that we are working hard to make sure that this is done securely and securely.”