The scandalous details of NSA snooping revealed through Edward Snowden's whistlebowing are leading some Internet companies to apply measures that will help foil the agency's spying.

According to a New York Times report, companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo are adding increased levels of encryption to prevent the NSA from continuing to take advantage of security vulnerabilities.

"A year after Mr. Snowden’s revelations, the era of quiet cooperation is over. Telecommunications companies say they are denying requests to volunteer data not covered by existing law. A.T.&T., Verizon and others say that compared with a year ago, they are far more reluctant to cooperate with the United States government in 'gray areas' where there is no explicit requirement for a legal warrant," the Times explains.

It's about to be on.

[via the New York Times]