Analysts are skeptical that the technology would be effective against foreign intelligence agencies, but that doesn’t mean the technology isn’t there, they said.
Google interconnects with a wide range of other companies to send text messages and other data from their smartphones to Google’s servers.
The technology was invented by Google and is used in the company’s Street View cars and other cars around the world.
But the tech has never been widely used against the US government, which uses Google technology to spy on US citizens and businesses.
The US government has sought permission to use Google technology in its own surveillance programs, and some tech companies have denied that they ever had access to the technology.
Google has declined to comment, but the tech giant has said it plans to work with law enforcement agencies on new encryption software and other technologies.
“We do not support or endorse any government activity that would involve surveillance of individuals in the United States,” Google said in a statement.
“The U.S. government has repeatedly said that the use of these technologies would not have any impact on our users’ privacy.”