Will Google’s New Email Encryption Tool Save Us From The NSA? – 4 June 2014

RT logoGoogle has released code of its new open source End-to-End encryption extension to be tested for bugs and back doors by security experts. While it claims to be an effective privacy guard, it leaves the main question of whether it’s NSA-proof open.

The Google team believes that its new End-to-End tool will allow users to easily encrypt their emails on the go.

What the Google team did is that they took an already existing open-source encryption standard OpenPGP, which now is rather complicated for a general user as it requires serious technical expertise, and made a product suitable for anyone. Later, when the draft tool is finalized, it would be transformed into a standard extension package for Google’s Chrome browser.

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