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Title    Google Trying Out End-to-End Email Encryption
Date    Wednesday June 04 2014, @04:54PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the but-we-know-who-your-friends-are dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/06/04/1212207

Angry Jesus writes:

Today Google announced the alpha release of a Chrome plugin that works with their Gmail service to enable end-to-end encryption for email sent through their system. This will reduce Google's ability to data-mine the content of messages, but it won't stop anyone from tracking senders and recipients. Their plugin is based on OpenPGP and they are publishing the source code.

With a focus on ease-of-use lets hope that this plugin is enough to start a broader movement towards end-to-end encryption for all email, regardless of provider.

Editor's Note: This is an early release of the code and should not be relied upon just yet. Google invites the community to test and evaluate the extension; it is even eligible for their Vulnerability Reward Program.

Links

  1. "Angry Jesus" - https://soylentnews.org/~AngryJesus/
  2. "announced" - http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/transparency-report-protecting-emails.html
  3. "Chrome plugin" - http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014/06/making-end-to-end-encryption-easier-to.html
  4. "code" - https://code.google.com/p/end-to-end/

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