Thursday, June 05, 2014

End-to-end encryption will be available for Gmail


Google has announced support to “end-to-end encryption” with Gmail, according to some media sources such as Cory Doctorw’s story in “BoingBoing”, link here. The use of the service requires some technical skill and loss of passwords or keys could mean that service might be lost permanently under a particular account.  It is not practical for most users for ordinary personal or perhaps even routine business use.  However, it would prevent the possible interception of messages by the NSA or conceivably hackers.  
   
    
Google’s own Blogger entry is here. This is probably not a high priority in practice for most users. 


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